Over the years we have had more and more requests for original painted artwork and we therefore now have several artists working for us on a regular basis, both in-house and freelance.
So you can now commission an original piece of artwork painted exactly to your own particular brief.
OR... we have now devised a way of creating our own ‘fake’ oils. Images are printed on to canvas in the normal way and then over painted by one of our artists and framed in mouldings suitable for the images and environment.
It all started with Bespoke’s Wyck Hill House - a luxury 4* country house hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds. But as this was a listed building the client wanted to try and keep the artwork as traditional as possible but didn’t have the timescale to import authentic oil paintings. So we sourced the traditional images, had them printed and over painted and then finished them in ornate gold frames. Spot the difference!
Then for the Staybridge Suites on the Olympic Site the client wanted something wacky and original in the reception area so we came up with the idea of putting an ice cream cone on the top of the Orbit! As you can imagine, quite a lot of Photoshop work, then printed, over-painted and framed.
A fairly new idea to be introduced in London hotels is the Humidor for cigar smokers – allowing indoor smoking! We did this first for the 5* Wellesley Hotel in 2013 and then in 2014 for Bespoke’s 10 Manchester Street for their brand new humidor. The brief was to find at least 10 cigar smoking celebrities to be showcased on a gallery wall – stunning!
Another interesting way of displaying a huge 6ft high painted piece of artwork was used at the Holiday Inn, Huntingdon in their lobby area where it was left on the floor leaning against the display case instead of being hung on the wall.
And another fantastic way of displaying artwork - Glass or Acrylic panels.
For the City Crowne Plaza, we were asked for signature corridor artwork that was different so we decided on glass with a twist! Over 20 iconic London images were printed onto the back of specialised slumped glass panels which gave a fabulous rippled texture and enhanced the vibrant colours.
Then more recently for the Hotel de France in Jersey, they wanted something really dramatic for their brand new Health Club so 2 walls were filled with huge abstract images, again printed onto slumped glass panels.