Lawyer-turned-painter’s world of make believe is hit with celebs
MERMAIDS, superheroes and dragons are the stock in trade of a Highgate-based painter whose clients include some of the UK’s biggest celebrities. Annie Newman is an artist and interior designer who works in Highgate and Hertfordshire, and her clients include David and Victoria Beckham and shoe designer Jimmy Choo OBE. She also lists Arsenal football legend Dennis Bergkamp and his wife Henrita Ruizendaal among the A-listers who have used her services. She paints abstract art for both children and adults, but she especially loves losing herself in the imaginations of her younger clients. “A lot of parents are very happy to indulge their children these days. Girls want to have their rooms decorated with princesses, mermaids, butterflies and fairies, while boys like superheroes, cartoons, footballers and dragons,” she said. “When I finish their bedrooms the children always tell me they can’t wait to sleep there – it’s fantastic immersing myself in the images they want.” Being discreet comes with the territory of having celebrity clients, so Ms Newman was not at liberty to disclose the exact nature of her work in her most famous customers’ homes. She said: “It’s very nice working with high profile clients, and mine are all absolutely delightful. Of course I have to be discreet, but also very intuitive – I always try to visualise what it is they want and to make them feel safe and comfortable. “My dream is to work for Kylie Minogue – I’d love to decorate her home. I think she’s been incredibly strong the way she has dealt with breast cancer and I think she’s a great role model for women.” Ms Newman was herself diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago, and the experience has shaped the way she works. Read more..
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Annie Newman at Buckingham Palace
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The Queen and David Beckham look happy as they meet again
The ultimate children’s sleepover!
Last week, London toyshop Hamleys celebrated the launch of its once-in-a-lifetime Dream Sleepovers, in partnership with luxury fantasy bed brand MiSuenos Kids – and Little London was there to join in the fun!
For one special night, the whole Regent Street store belongs to your child and their friends. With a red-carpet arrival, mini guests can enjoy a VIP tour and treasure hunt, a full photography package and a host of entertainment, including magicians and face painting.
Amanda has been creating bespoke children’s furnishings for more than six years, and her designs can be customised with personalised artwork from celebrity artist Annie Newman.
Annie Newman collaboration with MiSueños kids
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Annie Newman, Jimmy Choo’s artist’s shoe painting for Scottish Circle’s Art Exhibition! via The Circle…
The Queen gives David Beckham a warm smile as they meet again
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(embellishments by Annie Newman and artwork by Emmashipley)