My Absolute Darling written by Gabriel Tallent is a debut novel with a lot of buzz surrounding its launch. Stephen King describes it as a ‘Masterpiece’, and other terms have been used from outstanding to exceptional and unflinching storytelling. Although I was pleasantly surprised by the vibrancy of the prose, it did not entice me completely.
The miniatures from the project WHITE BOY, are inspired by my 90,000 word novel which is set in Ireland, and tells the story of two teenagers, one living in 1803 and one in 1977. With their lives intertwined with each other’s but also with the raging political conflict of the 1970’s they try to make sense of what is happening around them. Even though Florian Brackfar and Ellis Sabel could never have met, they have come to know each other’s thoughts and feelings intimately.
I was commissioned to make this miniature for a retiring sailing instructor. His boat is a traditional Dutch flat-bottomed sailing boat and in my miniature I have depicted it towing the pupil’s small sailing boats after a long day’s sailing trip.
Do you want to purchase one of my miniatures as a gift for someone dear, as a birthday present, an anniversary gift, a baby’s birth or for any other reason; I now do commissions too. I have been getting these questions for a while, and my project is nearing its end so yes please do let me know what it is you would like me to paint. All your ideas are very welcome.
The Northern Lights for a young man’s 19th birthday