"Throughout our marriage, we want to celebrate our anniversary traditionally. The first wedding anniversary is usually celebrated with paper, and I wanted to give my wife Robyn something unique to remind her of the day, that wasn't just a copy of our wedding pictures. I immediately thought of Amanda's illustrations!"
Sam approached me way back in 2015 to create a one-of-a-kind paper anniversary present for his beautiful bride, Robyn.
The happy couple got married one-year ago in Cardiff Bay and one of their beautiful photographs was taken on the vintage carousel, which you can find at the mouth of the Roald Dahl Plass.
In this representation, we join Sam and Robyn at twilight. Bathed in the moonlight, the reds of the carousel sing out against the turquoise water. Robyn's dress glows as the focal point of the picture.
The picture is made up of three illustrations. The first and second feature the bride and groom riding decorative ponies (see process photos above). The third captures the background landmarks, such as the iconic Norwegian Church, pop-up Helter Skleter, and full moon.
I draw each picture individually to ensure a high-level of detail and finish for every element. The final image is digitally woven together and printed as a one of a kind artwork. Sam also received the individual illustrations as part of his commission.
I use pencil, watercolour pencil and watercolour paint to make art (and you might be able to tell that the style of the sky was influenced by Van Gogh's Starry Night!)
Sam's paper anniversary gift is a premium glicee print, on textured Canson Aquarelle Rag paper. And I was very happy to read that she liked it!
Happy Anniversary Sam and Robyn! :)