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In conversation with Morgan McFie

In conversation with Morgan McFie

This week Les 100 Ciels met Morgan McFie, a contemporary abstract artist based in Barnes. Morgan’s paintings are intuitive, fluid and full of texture, taking inspiration from aerial perspectives of natural landscapes. Read more to learn the intricate and fascinating process of giving life to a canvas. Where and how did you learn your craft? I have always loved being creative and painting. I nearly did an art degree, but chose the safe route of doing a business degree at the end. After university, I wanted to get back to being creative so started painting again in my spare time. Things really changed when I moved to New Zealand for a year and was hugely inspired by the art scene in Australia and New Zealand where artists use bright and bold colours. I began experimenting with abstract fluid techniques and then once I started using resin I felt like I’d found my style.   Your latest art pieces are beautiful. What inspires your art? I find aerial perspectives of coastlines and estuaries really beautiful and I look to try and capture the movement and subtlety of tones in my paintings. I find traveling also hugely inspiring and recently found lots ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on October 12, 2018
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5 ways to spend Mother’s Day

Show you care this Mother’s Day by treating the most important woman in your life. We’ve picked our top 5 ways to spoil your mum this Sunday, including special exhibition visits and afternoon tea! Visit Kew Gardens Orchids Festival Sunday will be your last chance to see The Princes of Wales Conservatory transformed into a mass of tropical colour. The theme for the orchid festival this year is colourful carnival, with the attention focused on Brazilian hybrids which take over the glasshouse in a series of displays. Highlights include Rainforest Tree sculptures, Bromeliad covered Brazilian carnival dancers in the pond and the vibrant tropical plant tunnel. Make your visit to the Orchids Festival extra special by treating your mum for afternoon tea, including a glass of prosecco!  Details: Festival ends on Sunday 6th March Afternoon tea: 1pm-3pm (£17.50 per person for a classic afternoon tea, £24 per person including a glass of prosecco) Venue: Orangery Restaurant Kew Garden entry fee: From £14 (https://goo.gl/u6saF6) The must-see exhibition. Vogue 100: A Century of Style at the National Portrait Gallery is THE exhibition to see. This beautifully curated exhibition by Robin Muir maps the evolution of Vogue images over the last 100 years, including original prints from Vogue’s ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on February 29, 2016
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SS16 Designer’s Inspiration

  New season, new knitwear! Want to be in the know about next season’s key shapes and colours? Look no further than our interview with the brains behind the new Spring Summer ’16 styles, our Head Designer Stephanie. She tells us what inspired her designs this season by showing us a glimpse of her moodboard, and explains what qualities we will all be wearing this summer. Bring on the warmer months!   “This season, we’ve taken inspiration from the minimal 90’s decade, with particular emphasis on structure and simplistic silhouettes. We’ve used references from the archives of couture design and combined this with interesting yarn techniques for a modern feel.”     “We’ve looked at primitive, tribal influences to inform our print designs. The main focus for colour has come from the work of artist Callum Innes. He uses a method of layering pigments of colour, which results in a vivid array of tones. We’ve translated these varying hues into a fusion of pale pink, grey marls and indigo ombré details.” “In this Spring Summer season, we’ve focused on using natural fabrics like washed silks, linen and cotton. Our signature summer quality, cotton poplin, gives you a freshness when worn making it perfect for warmer days! We’ve also experimented with hand-dyed ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on January 22, 2016
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