ONLY CONNECT

I thought I would share a few pictures from my trip to Jupiter Artland today. For those of you not familiar with Jupiter it is a stunningly beautiful garden set in a 100 acre site, with works by many of todays leading artists, sculptors and land artists who have been commissioned to create works in situ. This beautiful sculpture park was the creation of Robert and Nicky Wilson who bought Bonnington house in 1999 the estate seemed to be the perfect location for Nicky’s ambition to create the park. You will see work from many many amazing artists including Andy Goldsworthy, Charles Jencks, Henry Castle and Antony Gormley just to name a few! We had a brilliant time today wondering through the forests, climbing the landforms and just being completely inspired by all of the wonderful art that we are lucky to have right on our door step.

PERFECTLY COMPOSED

I wrote about this house a while back but I thought I would let you know that its out this month featured in House Beautiful. It’s also an excuse for me to share a few more photos from the shoot with you. The House, owned by Corinne and Simon Rawlins, is a 5 bedroom A listed Georgian town house in Edinburgh’s beautiful New Town. Jenny (lovely stylist) and I had a brilliant time shooting. Corinne’s home is a treasure trove of all things aesthetically wonderful! She has collected pieces of art and furniture from her native France. The house has a neutral palette throughout with an uncluttered and simple french style in all the rooms. What more can I say… when can I move in?

WHITE AND BRIGHT

I’m really excited to be featured in June’s edition of House Beautiful. It’s a lovely spread written by the very talented Fiona Reid on how we built our studio. Reading it brings back great memories of the build and all the hard work that went into the planning. The studio was designed by Arka architects at the same time our farm house was being redesigned. I am not a very patient person and this process took AGES! Planning permission, building warrants and worst of all motivating builders! I had very definite ideas on how the building should look externally and feel on the inside.¬†These things have absolutely been achieved. The white walls and flooring create a calm and relaxing work environment, they are practical for my work too. I look forward to going to work and even though the studio is just at the bottom of the garden it separates work and home life. It was well worth the wait.