SPECIAL PROJECTS

‘THE UNKNOWN' COMMISSIONED BY VIRGINIA MCKENNA. COLLECTION OF JOANNA LUMLEY. IN AID OF THE BORN FREE FOUNDATION

Swarovski crystals, rhinestones, acrylic & oil paint on box canvas. 51 x 51 inches (130cm x 130cm). ‘The Unknown’ is an allegorical painting about power disparities. It focuses on the ‘Little Five’: Leopard Tortoise, Elephant Shrew, Rhino Beetle, Buffalo Weaver and Ant Lion, as opposed to the usual ‘Big Five’ who, this time, are hidden in the Rousseau inspired background.

‘DELICATE AND MIGHTY’. PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK. IN AID OF THE DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST

Swarovski crystals & handmade paper on plexiglass. 10 x 10 inches (25 x 25cm)

‘BLUE MARILYN’ COMMISSIONED BY RIHANNA

65 000 hand applied Swarovski Crystals. 60.5 x 60.5 inches (153 X 153cm). Private portrait commission of Marilyn Monroe for Rihanna.

‘OCEAN RAINFOREST’. WINNER OF OCEANIC GLOBAL ARTIVISM CHALLENGE

Mixed media and crystal mosaic. 39 x 39 inches (100 x 100cm). This competition utilised the visual arts to raise awareness about six critical issues impacting our ocean. The judges included Susan Rockefeller, Dustin Yellin, Aaron Levi Garvey, Doumi Busturia, Alexandre Arrechea and Zaria Forman.

'BURNING BRIGHT' PRIVATE COLLECTION, GERMANY. IN AID OF SAVE WILD TIGERS

32 000 Swarovski crystals & paint on board. 42.5 x 66.5 inches (108cm x 169cm). Exhibited at Hotel Cafe Royal and auctioned at The Savoy Hotel, London.

‘HYDROTHERMAL VENTS’. IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF PLANET EARTH, DESIGNATED BY IUGS AND UNESCO

Vitreous glass, gold and silver leaf, safety glass, stained glass, fools gold and mirror mosaic. Incorporates information about ocean vents or 'black smokers'.