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! ❤

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


Some of my favourite actresses in some of my favourite films! Ohhh yes and they all have really pretty clothes…

In no particular order…

‘The Young Victoria” – Emily Blunt

“500 days of summer” – Zooey Deschanel

“An Education” – Carey Mulligan

“The Edge of Love” – Keira Knightley

“Funny Face” – Audrey Hepburn

Grace xxx

Vintage Fair

Today my town had a vintage clothes and accesories fair – so naturally as soon as I heard I was down there rifling through rails of clothes and wishing that I owned every single bag and 1950’s sundress, and one long deep green velvet evening dress that I would have forsaken cake just to get into. Although my funds wouldn’t stretch that far, I did buy some scarves, sunglasses and my favourite purchase of the month so far – vintage Picturegoer magazines.

These are absolutley fascinating to look at, and would be perfect to frame. Everyone I’ve shown them to so far has gone ‘please dont cut those up for your art’. I keep telling them I won’t but I seem to have gotten a reputation for destroying things… These however are 100% going to stay intact, they’re too lovely to cut up.

Here’s some scans of the covers…

 Grace xxx