Spaces - a commission for British Airways

I was contacted by Cedar Communications in October '16, asking if I would be interested in working on a magazine cover for British Airways First Magazine issue 6 - a new magazine for First class passengers. Each issue offers readers an in-depth exploration of a single concept, this issue being Spaces.

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I was sent examples of my works that the team liked, and I was given a free reign to create a cover interpreting the idea of 'spaces' which had to be eye-catching, original and bold.

I created the painting during a week in Wales, surrounded by the beautiful layered countryside. Wherever I looked I was very much aware of the physical depth of the landscape from background to foreground which inspired the painting I created for the issue.

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Ahh, those tractor trails...

Incredible vibrancy of red clay soil

Incredible vibrancy of red clay soil

Paula, rocking a "You Shall Not Pass" groove on Arthur's Stone, a Neolithic chambered tomb, 3,700 BC

Paula, rocking a "You Shall Not Pass" groove on Arthur's Stone, a Neolithic chambered tomb, 3,700 BC

Thanks very much to Henry at Cedar for the opportunity to create this cover. Enjoy the video interview and content below.

Soaking up the colours of the countryside

Soaking up the colours of the countryside

Prelim sketch

Prelim sketch

Brief interview for the magazine

Brief interview for the magazine