ELEPHANT PAINTING WORKSHOPS

I spent last weekend in Nottingham, running elephant painting workshops for kids (and a few adults) in intu Broadmarsh and intu Victoria. The workshops took place in the Elephant Parade shops in both malls. Every kid got an elephant and lots and lots of bright paint. It’s simply amazing, how creative and fearless young children…

WHEN THE ELEPHANTS INVADE BRITAIN – FEATURE

Last summer, while I was still painting Twiggie, data journalist and elephant aficionado Kristina Kashtanova sent me a Facebook request to interview me about the Elephant Parade. I invited her to come meet Twiggie in intu‘s head office where I had set up my temporary studio. She’s very much into photography too, so we had an impromptu photo…

PAINTING TWIGGIE

A Slideshow: Twiggie is the size of a baby elephant, meaning ever so slightly too large to fit through my front door. So I was offered to paint her in intu’s head office in London (They’ve got bigger doors in big buildings). Everyone was keen to see her methamorphosis from white to her brigh, colourful and happy…

TWIGGIE, DESIGN SELECTION

A few months ago I was asked to create an elephant for intu, the sponsors of The Elephant Parade National Tour in the UK. As you can imagine, I was thrilled! Intu staff and their children had submitted design ideas in a competition, which I was asked to judge, along with Mike Spits, founder of the Elephant…

THE ELEPHANTS ARE COMING BACK

On 21 July 2013, The Elephant Parade will return to the UK for a 375-day tour in partnership with intu, owner of some of the UK’s best shopping centres. I’m so pleased that this year I’ll be creating the intu elephant and can’t wait to start working on it (I haven’t decided whether it’s a he or…