The Peacock series started back in 2005 when my good friend Lindsey Harper asked me if I would create a 5 ft tall Peacock. Lindsey is a fabulous interior designer based out of NYC. She has her roots her in Georgia and her clients all over the world so I was just thrilled that she would like one of my pieces to be included in her NYC office.
This became an adventure in mixed media. Peacock I was originally only coffee stain and watercolor. However, as it was a peacock - it needed a bit more … umph! I incorporated acrylics, colored pencil and even some gold leaf to give it that richness and opulence that makes a peacock a Peacock.
One of her clients fell in love with Peacock I and thus we came to have Peacock II. Even though they are the same subject, size and media, they are quite different. It is just a reflection of my ability, knowledge and confidence at that time. It is never the same "peacock" twice.. just like TJ Maxx..:)
Several people have requested a peacock of their very own so it will be interesting to see how they each turn out.