Decorative Antiques Fair, London

An exciting collaboration with Maison Artefact at Decorative Antiques Fair, London showing my paintings and works on paper alongside their furniture and antiques

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Chinti & Parker pop up shop

Womenswear brand Chinti & Parker have opened their 1st store at 186 Westbourne Grove, W11. As well as selling our collaboration of knitwear and t-shirts they are also showcasing a number of my collages and paintings including this large canvas

Orbit 2018 140 x 120cm Acrylic and emulsion on canvas

Orbit 2018
140 x 120cm
Acrylic and emulsion on canvas

I joined the team for the opening party and painted a 9 metre long canvas used on the table for a celebratory dinner. It was a great experience to paint to this scale... playful yet very serious.

Flowers by Willow Crossley. Calligraphy & name cards by Fin Fellowes

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The store is located at 186 Westbourne Grove, London W11 until February 2019

900cm x 150 cm canvas table cloth

900cm x 150 cm canvas table cloth

Paper sculpture

Detail shots of a large 90cm paper sculpture for a house in Geneva.

This work continues my research at Chelsea College of Arts into colour and tone. This colour study from mustard to stone is made of hundreds of hand cut, hand painted and crushed paper disks fading and growing in hue. 

November 2018

A number of projects and commissions have shaped the month, each bringing its own creative atmosphere to my studio. Firstly 12 paintings for a hotel opening 2019 in Cyprus. Two sets of four, a single and a triptych. They will hang in 4 different locations but are joined by colour and form. 

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Indigo is a recurring theme and each painting joins to the next within their group 

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4 large canvases to Alex Eagle Studio, Soho

I am interested in threads and connections, fragments of time. Working with a consistent colour palette for these pieces and in a much larger scale. As with previous work two of the canvases can be separated but are also joined. 

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Sweet stitch, long strung I & II
2018
Acrylic and emulsion on handmade cotton canvas frame
110 x 200 cm (each)
Title © Wanda Orme

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Work in progress

New studio

At the beginning of the month I moved into a new studio in Brixton, London. 


After working at home in a dark basement I love having room to work on a large scale with the light flooding in. I'm already working in a much freer, more expressive way, darting between multiple pieces, thinking in more dimensions. If you would like to come for a studio visit please let me know

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Commission process

Recently I have been working on some larger size canvases for commission. It has a collaborative aspect: I love seeing where the work will hang and thinking about the life it will go on to lead. Below you can see some of that early process of research and making.

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After discussing the project with the collector I paint options for the commission to work out composition and the palette before starting

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