Most exciting moment in your career to date?
There have been many exciting moments for me. When I was 18 I was selected to exhibit in the Saatchi Gallery out of 18,000 applicants and this was a great kick start to my career.
My paintings have since exhibited in top London Galleries including Philip Mould Gallery next to masters such as Van Dyke, De László and Cedric Morris, two sell out solo exhibitions at the Portland gallery in St James’s, articles in the Times and FTHTSI, painting portraits such as the Chief of the General staff Sir Mark Carlton Smith, exhibiting one of my portraits at the National gallery shortlisted for the BP Awards, and a self portrait inspired by the light in my studio has been shortlisted for the Ruth Borchard prize and is about to exhibit in the Atkinson Museum.
One word you would use to describe Cefinn?
Beautiful quality clothes for every occasion, made to last and also fit very nicely.
Do you feel your creative background played a role in your career today?
Definitely. My family are full of creatives, my earliest memories are of creative endeavours with my mum and Granny. Granny used to take us to museums and galleries as children all the time and always had boxes of felt, paint, card and other crafty things, we weren’t allowed tv or game boys so we spent all of our time drawing/ making things and cooking.
How do you enjoy spending your free time away from work?
I am driven by my work so I am constantly thinking about painting but I love to spend time exploring new places with my boyfriend Ale, and enjoy catching up with friends, cooking, skiing and hiking in the mountains with my family.
Doing up my flat and studio slowly and always looking through interiors magazines and antiques shops. I love interior design and my space really affects my mind and therefore my art, hence why I have made it somewhere that I love to be. Each piece in my home has been selected over time and means something to me.
Can you both tell us your favourite Cefinn piece from the shoot?
Daisy: I love everything I wore for the shoot because I love good quality clothes that will last. I adore the Noah Corduroy Midi dress and can see myself living in that this Autumn! I may even paint in it…
Emma: My favourite piece is the pretty floral Sawyer dress. I love the frill detail on the shoulder and the length is perfect for me (I’m 5ft9”).
Finally, anything exciting in the pipeline either of you can tell us about.
Daisy: Lots of exciting projects in the pipeline including travelling to new places to paint but follow me on Instagram for my painting diary- I’d like to keep the details a secret for now!
Emma: Lots of things! We are working in New York, Valencia, Inverness as well as some lovely projects closer to home.
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