RSA Journal

Recent cover done for RSA Journal with  Wardour publishing, who as always were a real pleasure to work with

Brief Requirements were

To paint hyper realistically a perfect renovated interior onto chipboard that is boarding up a derelict house in order to create a “trompe l’oeil” effect, this would have to be carefully executed to fit into the space where the old front door would have been. So that the viewer is challenged to ask questions about  what they are looking at, and the nature of what is a habitable home. The piece details what is possible with restoration and how we should not ignore renovation of derelict homes as a solution to our housing crisis.

Brief Key Ideas

The image produced should be the opposite of the interior we perceive to be inside a derelict home.. I chose colours that were warm with a bright red front door and an interior  that was homely and welcoming to give the greatest contrast to the chipboard.

To show that the room was lived in without showing any people I put three bottles of milk on the front doormat. The interior that I painted would have to be  period home that was renovated to the highest specifications to show what is possible, for the house we see  that is boarded up in reality .