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“The Cigarette Girl and the Boxer” 2015, 15x15cm

A Love Story

The Brief

Inspired by a photo of a mini iris I posted onto Twitter, one of my followers got in touch to ask if I would paint something for her to give her husband for Christmas. Commissioned by her for him, inspired by his mother’s name and his father’s boxing career, and incorporating personal touches (daisies for the ones that adorned the client’s own wedding dress and forget-me-nots appropriate to all good romances) this was a painting that celebrated love at every turn. 

For more about commissioning an artwork you can read my Q&A interview with the client here,

and for pictures of the painting process from sketch to gift box click here

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