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Roman wine-making scene

Oil on canvas, 2.8m x 1.2m

Trafford Centre


Employed as a member of a four person painting team, Su painted this classical style mural which was one of a larger set of domestic scenes.


The paintings were commissioned for the new Barton Square dome at the Trafford centre in Manchester.


Here, Su's painting can be seen in the studio, and then in situ at the Trafford Centre after installation using the marouflage technique.

Tring Mural and Signwriting

Commissioned by The Woodland Trust.


Situated along the footpath off Park Street and continuing on the bridge over the A41.


Su worked on this as second painter to the project manager, producing a vintage style sign and various butterflies, flowers and insects.


These murals were painted directly on to the wall, pavement and steps and were coated in a weatherproof anti-graffiti varnish for a durable finish.

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The Cedars Mural, Uxbridge

Commissioned by Hillingdon Council


The artwork, situated on High Street, represents various Uxbridge landmarks plus local benefactor Kate Fassnidge.


It was commissioned in celebration of Uxbridge's close links with textile printing and the Arts and Crafts Movement. 

 

Su worked on this mural for three weeks as one of a core team of four artists.

Children's Bedroom Mural

Private client commission , Sheffield UK

W60cm x H85cm


A playful blending of 2D and 3D, this baby orangutan mural was painted in acrylic directly onto the wall. The faux banana she is reaching for is in fact a lightpull and was modified and installed by Su to accompany the painting.

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Ceiling Mural

Commercial Commission, Derbyshire


Su worked as second painter to the project manager, creating a skyscape on two ceilings, replete with vividly colourful parrots.


Kitchen Mural and Makeover

Private client, Herefordshire


The entire farmhouse kitchen and dining area was completely revamped by Su to freshen up the overall look and give it a more contemporary feel.

Handcrafted cupboards and drawer units were repainted with Farrow and Ball's 'Down Pipe' in Estate Eggshell. Burns and scratches in the worktop were sanded, filled and then painted to disguise the repair, before the whole surface was re-oiled. For the finishing touch, a mural of two hanging planters was added to embellish a blank wall and create a feature to lend balance to the general distribution of colour. The patterns on the planters were designed to echo the patterns on the existing tiles and to tie in with the new colour scheme. 

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"exceptional attention to detail"

I have employed Su on several artistic projects over the past few years and have found her to be a great asset. She has been very hardworking and has had no problems working both on her own or fitting in with a team. Her artistic skill levels are very high and she works with an exceptional attention to detail. On projects where unforeseen problems have arisen, she has proved very resourceful in working out solutions; a very sound practical understanding underpins her artistic endeavours. I will certainly be working with Su again in the future and would highly recommend her to anyone else.”


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Portraits and other Artwork

Reproduction of Gustav Klimt's 'Woman's Head' pencil study

'Lola' - pencil study for forthcoming oil portrait

Cabbage - study in acrylic

'Three Generations' pastel family portrait  - private commission

'Cultural Vacuum' design for a t-shirt - private commission

Design for a set of party invitations - private commission

'Iris' - coloured pencil study

Hunting scene family portrait in oil on canvas - private commission

"totally blown away"

"I have commissioned Su to do two pieces of work for me now. Both very different but equally stunning. I have been totally blown away by her attention to every tiny detail which has captured each character perfectly. Her work takes pride of place in my home and I look forward to our next project together. An extremely talented artist whom I will be watching with great interest. Definitely a name to look out for in the future."

                                        

                                                                                                                                                                       - Evelyn Austen, owner, Austen Aviation Services, Oaksey Park


Models and 3D props

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Arabian Playspace Diorama

scale 1:45,  commissioned by Timberplay UK

A handmade exhibition piece incorporating replicas of playground equipment manufactured by Richter Spielgeräte and distributed worldwide by Timberplay.


The various play elements were set in a sand and grass environment with tropical planting to give a middle-eastern feel. The overall look was one of the play area having just been used, e.g. hollows in the sand where tiny bottoms may have landed; just-pumped water cascading down the guttering; divots in the sand made by tiny running feet...


This diorama was then set in a perspex and oak display case, ready to travel to national exhibition events up and down the UK. The dimensions of the entire model matched Summer Playspace Diorama (below) so that they could be interchanged on plinths or exhibited together if required.

As above, a handmade exhibition piece incorporating replicas of playground equipment manufactured by Richter Spielgeräte and distributed worldwide by Timberplay.


The various play elements were set in a grassy landscape with hillocks, poplars and flowers to give a European summery feel. The overall look was one of the play area having just been used, e.g. trodden ground beneath the swing; just-pumped water pouring into the stone channel; heaps of sand on a wooden shelf, arranged by tiny hands...


This diorama was then set in a perspex and oak display case, ready to travel to national exhibition events up and down the UK. The dimensions of the entire model matched Arabian Playspace Diorama (above) so that they could be interchanged on plinths or exhibited together if required.

Summer Playspace Diorama

scale 1:45, commissioned by Timberplay UK



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"an amazing experience"


"Working with Mayer Design was an amazing experience. The effort Su took to understand what we were trying to achieve was very impressive. Timberplay have built their reputation on delivering hand crafted play products of exceptional quality, and we needed our model to reflect this. We could not have worked with a better partner, the detail within the model is second to none and certainly achieves the aim of drawing people to our exhibition stand. I would have no qualms in recommending Mayer Design for any creative projects.”

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Retro IBM keyboard props

commissioned by Revolver AV for

Wonder Woman 1984 movie. 3-D printed units which were hand-finished and painted.

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Scanner props

commissioned by RevolverAV for

Deep State tv series.

Handmade and hand-finished fingerprint and eye scanners.

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