Having someone walk up to me in my studio and ask for a commission was pretty exciting. Even more exciting was it being a theme I'd never worked on before. Simon was collecting lots of Peacock themed christmas gifts for his wife and asked for a variation on a piece he saw in my studio. I've always loved peacocks and their very majestic mating dance. The colours of their plummage really takes my breath away, so when I created this piece, I was intent on capturing the magic that I see and not necessarily a generic image.
Being an artist is a great job, I get to visualise my inner world and pass it on to others. Simon seemed happy with it...I wonder what his wife thought?!