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Christmas Commission 2019

A Christmas miracle – my first painting commission in years! Festive elf Claire from IADT worked her magic and secured me a commission with an old acquaintance from Dublin. Maria wanted something special for boyfriend Ian and this sunny picture of his family was just the thing.

Painted over three weeks sitting cross-legged on the couch in Camberwell I battled with a totally new type of composition. I can’t remember the last time I truly painted figures in context, not floating in some dark gloomy space. Regardless it reinvigorated a passion for painting and was my priceless cargo, hand-carried onboard the plane home.

Thanks to Claire for thinking of me, and to Maria – not just for the commission but the spark I needed to keep on painting.

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By Shauna Blanchfield

Events Coordinator and Prodigal Painter based in South East London.

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