Wedding fun featuring a forester and a surfer!

Wedding fun featuring a forester and a surfer!

Wedding Fun

Wedding fun was on the agenda of Kate & Dotty’s wedding plans. The wedding was to take place in July at the Magdalen Centre, Chard, Somerset (in England). This is an idyllic countryside retreat (or  holiday centre) which also incorporates a working organic farm. The theme was fun and relaxation, so Kate and Dotty wanted to include some games and fun items. One of these was the board shown here which I painted for them in acrylic just before the event. Kate is a forester for the Welsh National Trust, whose t-shirt is depicted as well as the chain saw she uses to cut down  & trim trees. The protective clothing – heavy boots, thick trousers (pants) and gloves are also featured.  Pine trees make up the background with a few bemused Welsh sheep in the foreground. Dotty’s job did not lend itself to wedding fun,  so she chose windsurfing, which she loves. The rash guard and bright board shorts typify her personality, with the white-capped sea in the background.The lobster clutching the surf board line is included because “a lobster mates for life”! (” The Lobster” is also Kate’s pet name for Dotty…). The wedding guests were delighted with the choice of games and many posed with their faces in this board.

The wedding was a great success, lasting three days. The weather was glorious and the food and company excellent. We drank amazing organic wine and danced to music old and new. We all had wedding fun!

Rescue cat Eli and his portrait!

Rescue cat Eli and his portrait!

Wedding Present

For their wedding present, I painted a portrait of their lovely rescue cat, Eli. He is pictured here next to his portrait (acrylic on canvas,  28×35.5cm).