sympathy and get-well-soon cards for pets 2014

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These sympathy and get-well-soon cards for pets were commissioned by vet Lisa Kerr for her practice Vets4Pets Carlisle. The original drawings are in pen and ink on paper. Some of the animals are patients of the practice.

The pet cards are:
cat sympathy, dog sympathy, cat get well soon, dog get well soon, rabbit sympathy and get well soon, small furries sympathy and get well soon

pillow talk – quotes from horace 2013

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pillow talk – quotes from horace
2013
drawing in indian ink on antung silk
315×32.3cm
private collection
Made for the 62 Group exhibition Small Talk at the Constance Howard Gallery at Goldsmith’s College, University of London
As a chronological documentation of the first year of Paddy’s bonkers Persian kittens, this filmstrip snaps imagery of imaginary bedtime communications from Horace, that is if […]

spitalfields study 7 2006

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spitalfields study 7
2006
drawing in indian ink on silk
38.5×30 cm
collection of jd wetherspoon,
one of three textile studies purchased by the interior designer for a Wetherspoon’s pub in Nottingham

16th century costume study 2006

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16th century costume study
2006
drawing in indian ink on silk
38.5×30 cm

collection of jd wetherspoon

one of 3 textile studies purchased by the interior designer for a Wetherspoon’s pub in Nottingham

john the baptist window 2005

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john the baptist window
2005
design commission for a window in halifax minster in etched glass

Computer generated image of the commission to design a window for Halifax Minster in Halifax, West Yorkshire.
The window was fabricated by Peter Habergham of ABS Display Graphics in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire.

bones, brains and bytes 2005

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bones, brains and bytes – chordata and cnidaria
2005
drawing and bonding on antung silk and silk organza
117×51 cm x 2

private collection

This piece was made for the 62 Group exhibition Encounters at Cambridge University Museum of Zoology and is informed by the museum’s collection and the taxonomy of the phylae Chordata and Cnidaria.

These images show Chordata and Cnidaria in situ at Cambridge University […]

sex and the seaside 2004

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sex and the seaside
2004
drawing, painting and machine embroidery
painted wood frame
260×99 cm

collection of kirklees council

Commissioned by Kirklees Council for their touring exhibition of cards by Bamforth & Co, Secrets of the Sexy Seaside Postcard. The piece depicts Bamforth’s characters as contemporary celebs on holiday in Benidorm, the new Blackpool.

They are, from left to right:
David Beckham, his missus, the […]

millennium plate design 2000

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millennium plate design
2000

The design for East Hartford Community Association millennium celebration plate. East Hartford is a former pit village in Northumberland

 

william lawson pillows 2000

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william lawson pillows
2000
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk
60×60 cm

various private collections

Thomasina Beck asked Paddy if she would make up the pillows she drew for her illustration of Elizabethan Project in Thomasina’s book Gardening with Silk and Gold. They were shown at the book launch in Japan. The pillows are informed be the garden plans of designer William Lawson.

gardening with silk and gold illustrations 1997

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gardening with silk and gold illustrations
1997
David & Charles
ISBN 0 7153 0487 9
pp12, 40, 64, 67, 80, 100, 120, 137, 140-1, 142-3, 153, 154

Illustrations for Thomasina Beck’s book Gardening with Silk and Gold

tunnel vision 1996

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tunnel vision
1996
drawing in ink and watercolour on paper
commission for sustrans

drawing for a LandArt commission on the Sustrans C2C Cycle path, for an embankment design and planting on the Edinburgh/London Railway line at Chester le Street. The project was a collaboration between Paddy and horticulturist and writer Jane Torday. Jane subsequently created The Garden Station at […]

cupola hat 1993

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cupola hat
1993
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on satin and cotton velvet
private collection

commissioned by the Collins Gallery in Glasgow to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Scottish neoclassical architect and designer, Robert Adam. It represents a cupola roof. The ornament is sourced from the Etruscan room at Osterley Park in west London. There was a competition […]

drawing for waves counterpane 1993

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drawing for waves counterpane
1993
41×59 cm
drawing and watercolour on paper
collection of the V&A Museum, London

working drawing for the Waves Counterpane. It was purchases for the Word and Image department of the V&A in London. The drawing is in the book Embroidery Designs for Fashion and Furnishings: Moira Thunder, V&A Publishing, 2014, ISBN 978 1 85177 814 0, p117

the embroiderer’s flowers illustrations 1992

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the embroiderer’s flowers illustrations
1992
David & Charles
ISBN 0 7153 9901 2
pp10, 31, 32, 60, 89, 90, 108, 126

illustrations for the chapter headings for Thomasina Beck’s book The Embroiderer’s Flowers. The original drawings are in various private collections

an urnest hat 1988

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an urnest hat
1988
drawing in ink, watercolour and marbling on paper
painted wood frame rubbed with graphite
private collection

one of a series of drawings of fantastical hats for the The Horticulture Show exhibition at Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria. A character from a painting Exaltation of the Cross by Piero della Francesca in Chiesa di San Francesco, Arezzo

 

a capital hat 1988

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a capital hat
1988
40x30cm
drawing in ink, watercolour and marbling on paper
private collection

one of a series of drawings of fantastical hats for the The Horticulture Show exhibition at Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria. The Duke of Mantua sports the titfer. It is informed by Mantegna’s paintings on the walls of the Camera degli Sposi at the Ducal Palace in […]

cornucapia 1988

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cornucapia
1988
30x40cm
drawing in ink, watercolour and marbling on paper

one of a series of drawings of fantastical hats for the The Horticulture Show exhibition at Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

hearticultural seeds 1988

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hearticultural seeds
1988
20x10cm
drawing in ink & watercolour on paper
private collection

one of a series of drawings based on seed packets, for the The Horticulture Show exhibition at Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

sewing seeds drawing 1998

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sewing seeds drawing
1988
20x10cm
drawing ink and watercolour on paper

one of a series of seed packet sized drawings for the exhibition The Horticulture Show at Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal

18thc engraving waistcoat drawing 1988

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18thc engraving waistcoat drawing
1988
A3
ink and watercolour on paper
private collection

This waistcoat drawing is one of a proposed series informed by 18th century Dutch hand-coloured engravings. The actual waistcoat was purchased by the Embroiderers’ Guild for their collection at Hampton Court.

the embroiderer’s story 1995

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the embroiderer’s story
1995
David & Charles
ISBN 0 7135 0238 8
pp11,24, 39, 60, 88, 94, 98, 114, 128, 154, 155

Illustrations for the book The Embroiderer’s Story by Thomasina Beck

 

still life in my girlie shed 2007

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still life in my girlie shed
2007
67×54 cm
drawing in indian ink on silk
mdf frame rubbed with graphite
private collection

made for the exhibition In Praise of Sheds at the Garden Station, Langley, Hexham. It illustrates the things stored in Paddy’s shed

northumberland wildlife trust 2008

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illustrations for the northumberland wildlife trust
2008
ink and watercolour on paper

commissioned drawings for the Northumberland Wildlife Trust for a leaflet to help residents look after their streams