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Friday brief. Please DM me if interested or you want to suggest someone. Please do not post interest publicly as I will have to delete it as this is a very hush hush brief. If you do not read these instructions and follow them you are also not the right person for this brief as I need immaculate attention to detail for these clients. This may sound harsh but this is how it is for this project. 🙏
A room so beautifully, masterfully and yet understatedly put together needed a painting to match. On seeing this room I said to the clients that I had an idea for the artwork that I thought would be so perfect that I couldn’t show them anything else until they had seen it. I am delighted that when they saw it they agreed. 🤍🤍🤍🤍
So amazing to see this gorgeous @sophie_carter_artist commission finally on the wall at this @officialnormanfoster apartment. For me, context for artwork is important and as this apartment is a penthouse, the clients have amazing access to skies and clouds - so bringing some of those in to connect the flat with its place was important to me. Thanks to Sophie who produced such a stunning commission - she worked with the fabrics of the beautiful scheme from @yokokloedendesign and has captured the tones perfectly. Work sourced from @surfaceica
A huge thanks to this lovely client for such a long and gorgeous review that I have had to leave entire paragraphs out and squish it in. If you would like to see what else this client says about my services then please google Louisa Warfield Art Consultancy and find my goggle reviews. I am still working but will be taking August off to recharge my creative batteries so if you have been thinking ‘I must call Lou’ then you have a couple of weeks before I escape to my various summer hangouts @wildernessfestival and @watersedgeyarmouth.
It has been the most amazing week here in Edinburgh - I am so sad to be leaving and this now has top spot for ‘place I am going to come and live in for the next chapter’. The high ceilings here are an art consultants dream! I’ve met some amazing people, seen some glorious art and got to hang out the the beautiful home of my gorgeous pal @spence1design. Lorraine has the most beautiful touch with colour and textiles and it was joyous to see how she has riffed off this beautiful painting that I advised her to buy on my last trip in 2017. She has created a wonderful space full of nuanced tones, textures and light. It was a privilege to be able to sit quietly and experience it. Thanks Lolly 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰
So even though I have been on holiday work has continued remotely. I am delighted that this absolutely stunning painting was installed this week on the walls of this fab @blakesldn project. Thanks to the team @jayhawkfineart for shipping and installing it beautifully from NY. The whole process of marrying this painting with the clients has been a joy - we all fell in love with this painting during a wonderful virtual studio visit with @martinbrouilletteartist and I cannot wait to go and see and experience this work in person. Both the clients described it as ‘epic and perfect for the space’. 💕💕💕
A huge huge thanks to @pinkie.maclure for giving me me a brilliant lesson in stained glass. I was blown away by this talented woman’s practice - each piece of glass is a mini masterpiece in its own right but when they all come together into her wonderful narrative works full of social commentary then they are jaw dropping. I love 🖤💙💗💛
It’s been an amazing week in some ways and very odd and discombobulating in others. I seem to have hit a patch of turbulence where everything and everyone around me seems to not be what they seemed to be on the surface. I can’t go into details or I breech various confidentialities but art, as usual, has helped me work it through, process it, right size it. And thanks to two textile installations that I have seen in two days I realise that we all present a ‘good side’ - neat, perfect (relatively), polished, for public view. But for every ‘good side’ there is the back - with its loose threads, it’s own stories of how it got there, it’s knots, tangles and tussles - in fact the entire history of how it was made and was conceived open and exposed- in most cases with the flaws woven in. And it is not until we experience something in the round, till we flip it over, look under it, behind it and yes, sometimes through it, that we get to see the whole work - or dare I say it ‘’piece of work”. I have my own tangles and knots too but as I continue to work on these I am grateful they are less gnarly than they were even a year ago. I send my love to those people in my life this last few days who still have much unravelling to do. 🙏🙏🙏💛
I am swiftly developing into a stained glass geek. I was utterly captivated by these gorgeous windows in Old St Paul’s Edinburgh. 1. The sense of pathos in the portrayal of this old mans face - he looks as if he has the entire world on his shoulders and I adore the spot on observation of those eyebrows! 2. I found this little detail in the back of the picture plane - what is this tiny woman doing in the window of her tiny cottage. Finding this was like finding buried treasure! 3. I found the rendering of this perfectly formed boob quite interesting - like having a little dash of erotica right in the middle of these religious stories and I adore the baby’s glazed and sleepy look - it’s one all mother’s recognise as the baby falls off the nipple and is about to have a snooze. I need to learn more about stained glass and I know my studio visit later today @pinkie.maclure will bring my knowledge on in leaps and bounds.
So excited to be off to Edinburgh today. OK it does look to be like I might be taking my annual holiday in the COVID Capital of Europe but wild horses wouldn’t keep me from my clients and I going to look at the new beautiful body of work from @alison_watt_ . ‘A Portrait Without Likeness’ opens on Saturday @scottishnationalportrait. I am hanging out in Edinburgh and Glasgow in the run up - so any artists up there who are around for a studio visit please DM me.
I first saw this work on the fab @castlegatehousegallery Instagram feed. I was immediately in love, slightly petrified (love always makes me feel like that though), intrigued and slightly repulsed all at the same time. Of course these are all the right signs to this art consultant that I just had to buy it. So buy it I did and I am delighted. It is not only an amazing painting, but it came with a free painting on the back of a clockwork orange-eske eyeball operation (actually terrifying). More importantly I have discovered this painting is one from a much larger series from the @nakedislandarchives - a wonderfully mysterious, creepy and weird collection of images from an imaginary island. What Patsy Kensit is doing on this island is beyond me. But nearly everything about this painting is beyond me except recognising pure talent when I see it. 💛💛💛
I love my job. I went to see a client today to advise on some work for her kitchen and she admitted she had ‘had a couple of glasses of wine one night and bought some art that really wasn’t to my taste’ ‘in fact I’m not even going to put it up’. We did the consultation and at the end I said - do you want to show me your guilty late night secret? After a little persuasion she shows me this work hidden behind a door. It turns out to be one of the @damienhirst limited cherry blossom prints and this client has made herself a tidy packet of profit! These prints are in hot demand and whilst she might not want it - I know several dealers out there that do. 🔥🔥🔥🔥
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