Category Archives: Films

Inspiration: Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby


Time and time again I come back to the Great Gatsby for inspiration. It all started a few years ago when I read the book after hearing that Carey Mulligan was going to be playing Daisy. Then I painted this…

This has proved to be one of my most successful pieces to date in the shop. The original sits on my desk right by my side as I work, and serves to remind me what a turning point it made for my art. There’s something about her and her expression that I just connect with.

So for now here’s a quick painting from the trailer! And although I now have to wait until 2013 to see this film, these beautiful images will keep me inspired!

Grace xxx

PS… Hope you all like my blog’s little makeover! <3

Inspiration: 1960 & 70’s


Films, Icons and Styles I’m loving right now!

Pattie Boyd

Catherine Deneuve

Francoise Hardy


Barbra Streisand

West Side Story

Jean Shrimpton

Jane Birkin

Romeo and Juliet

Vanessa Redgrave in ‘Camelot’

Marianne Faithfull

Stevie Nicks

Grace xxx

Inspiration: Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan


Now I haven’t seen the film yet, so I can’t speak about the story or anything. But the ballet parts and costumes by Rodarte seem visually phenomenal. So, based on that alone – its definatley one to watch!

So when I saw the following poster…

… I simply HAD to do draw it! It’s stunning! So here’s a sneak peek of my quick drawing…

Grace xxx