Working on this commission was a real pleasure. Barry and I met at Blenheim Palace Craft Fair in November 2018. We got talking about art and he told me about his wife and how he wanted a piece of art that would express what they meant to each other. We jointly designed the art to include the view from their cottage and the two of them walking together, along with a few other special, more hidden, things.
Here's what Barry said after giving the finished artwork to his wife:
"I met Cy at a craft fair we got talking & showed him some photos of what I would like. In a few days he had sent me an idea of what I could get, I was impressed by what Cy had done & went ahead with the project. Cy kept me informed of how things were going, which was good for me. The finished article was a present for my wife & seeing her face when she saw the picture was enough.
It has lots of little extras which makes it very personal and a one off. I would definitely use Cy again.