In December Luke and I celebrated my 30th birthday with a trip to California. We flew out on Christmas day and spent a couple of weeks eating amazing food, enjoying the L.A. sunshine, spending a small fortune on Uber and hanging out with old and new friends.
Particular highlights include an incredible dinner at the Alma pop-up at The Standard, Hollywood, a stay at Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs, visiting the Eames house and a glorious day in Malibu with one of my oldest friends.
We came home feeling inspired by the positive, sunny Californian spirit- a great way to start the new year. While watching the sun set over the Pacific one evening I decided my mantra for 2016 is 'be grateful and show kindness', sometimes I fail to remember how lucky we are to have all the basic bits of life covered and how destructive it can be to judge others and ourselves. This trip was reflective and refreshing, a perfect way to enter my next decade of life. California, you are my spiritual home! Below are a few snaps from what became our trip of a lifetime...
Gradually I've been updating the gallery page on my website with new images of my artwork. Take a look here and stay tuned, there's more to come!
Each original artwork has been mounted floating inside black wood-stained box frames, connoting the architectural elements of the linocuts while contrasting with their intricacy. Lots of you have commented on how beautifully the frames compliment the pieces and you can now study them closer in the online gallery along with close-up shots of each New York City linocut in the series!