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Anne Magill at Bourdon House, Mayfair.   October 2011

 " I’ve always admired the understated and timeless quality of dunhill – you know just from looking at their clothes, that they use traditional techniques and I like to think, employ people with trades that have been passed down the family, from father to son, mother to daughter.   When I visited Bourdon House for the first time, I noticed that they had a leather artisan sitting at a desk, just quietly getting on with creating a beautiful bag. It is rare to experience that anymore – seeing a craftsman working at his trade.   This work revolves around a series of paintings inspired from the dunhill collections past and present. There are nods to explorers like Shackleton, which will be expanded into a larger collection of works in the future and there are also my signature pieces – the strong characters caught in a still moment, beautifully dressed. "

 

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