We had the super privilege of working on a bespoke mural and bottle design for Crystal Head Vodka and The Lioness of Leith bistro bar. If that wasn't exciting enough a special cocktail was also created especially to compliment the artwork, so head down to Lioness and sample its deliciousness.
Working in collaboration with hospitality innovators, Speratus Group and award winning architects Tibbatts Abel, we were commissioned to develop the interiors concept for the independent boozy burger bar. We designed and implemented an interiors concept that would create visual impact inspired by grunge, punk and graffiti. All four of The Boozy Cow locations across Scotland have original hand painted art covering every inch of the interior and yes we mean every inch. A true feast for the eyes and the belly!
Winner of Best Bar 2015 - Forth Edinburgh
The wonderful Charlton Hall in Alnwick is the studios current project (2018/2019). Charlton Hall is a wedding venue like no other and so much fun to be a part of creatively. The interiors have been designed by the incredibly talented Jo Ansley of Jeffries Interiors and our studio has been commissioned to add some razzamatazz and mural madness to its already brilliantly bonkers interiors! We are currently half way through this super exciting project so please do check back for regular updates. Works carried out so far have been hand painted signage in the bar area onto both glass and wall spaces and also graffiti style murals in the dinning room. The next phase of works is the ladies and gents WC’s of which you can see the studios mural plans for a sneak peek of whats to come.
LJH Studio created the colourful, vibrant and exciting interior wall & floor mural designs for this new Mexican bar in Edinburgh. Mischievous and daring, this fun venue is full of tequila soaked delights. Descend into the basement for a hellish vibe with day of the dead inspired wall murals and winding illuminated ceiling lighting.
The studio was privately commissioned to up-cycle a mid-century sideboard. Our brief was to create a bold and striking statement piece of furniture using a teal and copper colour pallet. Internally the cupboards and drawers were also hand-painted using contemporary patterns, images and colour schemes.
Working alongside Edinburgh Gin and The Signature Group LJH Studio was hired to design, create and implement the murals and paint effects throughout the exclusive gin bar in Edinburgh. One of the specialist areas we worked on was the creation of aged faux bricks in three arched rooms. Other murals we designed and hand painted at Heads & Tails were inspired by the botanical ingredients used in the distilling of gin and the merriness that goes along with sipping on gin and juice!
We were commissioned by Nicoll Russell Studios and American pizza chain Project Pie to design an urban street graffiti style stairwell in the Dundee restaurant. As well as the graffiti design we also implemented and hand painted signage throughout the building.
The studio was privately commissioned to create a triptych abstract art series. The brief was to create energetic canvases that would compliment the clients bespoke LJH Studio sideboard that had been an earlier commission.
A personal project for the studios very first niece! Lucette Learns - Birds is the first in an annual series of hand-made and hand-drawn books. Next year Lucette learns - Planets & the Universe - stay tuned!
LJH Studio was hired to restore and reproduce original William Morris wallpaper at Lord Glasgows Castle in Largs. The dinning room wallpaper had previously been destroyed in a fire and was in need of saving. LJH studios training is in hand printed wallpaper and colour consultancy so we were the first place that Kelburn Castle approached when they required restoration and reproduction of the William Morris wallpaper. Sandersons currently own all the original wood blocks and design rights to print William Morris wallpapers however we were given special allowances to recreate the design. William Morris’s designs were created during the Arts and Craft movement back in late 1800’s. However the Acanthus design that the castle needed restored and reproduced was lost in a fire at the William Morris factory in the 1900’s and so they required LJH Studio to come to the castle and hand trace the design from the undamaged wallpaper in the dining room. As well as tracing the design we also had to hand mix colours on site to match the existing colours of the wallpaper. The traces and colour samples were then taken back to the studios screen printing studio and worked on to produce a repeating design that could be hand screen printed onto 10 meter rolls of blank wallpaper.
LJH Studio was commissioned to design and hand paint a large exterior floral floor mural at Copper Blossom Bar in Edinburgh. Along side the exterior mural we also created paint effects through out the bars interior. These included ageing and white washing new bricks to create an old victorian style conservatory feel, designing and hand painting the male and female WC signs and creating an aged wood effect to the MFD boards throughout the bar.
Winner of Best Standalone Bar 2015 - Resteraunt & Bar Awards
LJH Studio was commissioned twice by The Abbotsford Trust. On the first occasion we were asked to design a formal dinning set and on the second to design artwork for the Abbotsford restaurant. Both projects were inspired by the life and works of Sir Walter Scott and his beloved home Abbotsford House which is situated in the Scottish borders. The last person to have commissioned a dinner set at Abbotsford House was Sir Walter Scott himself and so it was a true honour to be commissioned to design the new set. It was also a royal honour for the studio as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was served her lunch on the dinning set at the royal opening. The artwork that was created for the restaurant was a collection of four large screen prints showing the changes in the seasons at Abbotsford House.
Working with The Archie Foundation, DC Thomson and Wild in Art, LJH Studio was sponsored by the Speratus Group to design one of the Oor Wullie statues that travelled around Scotland to raise money for the much deserved children's charity. Over £883,000 was raised for the charity through the sale of all 54 statues. LJH Studios Oor Wullie raised £7000 at the auction and on top of this the studio also donated its artist fee to the charity.
We were commissioned to create artwork throughout the renovation project at the famous London Metropolis Gentleman's Club. We were briefed to create art that was shocking and sexual in nature for the basement bar nightclub which holds an array of gay and transvestite club nights.
Hubert Zandberg Interiors hired us to print one of our own studio designed wallpapers for one of there clients home in Paris. HZ Interiors chose our quirky squirrel design for the clients downstairs WC. We worked closely with HZ Interiors on colour selection before hand screen printing the final five 10m rolls of wallpaper at our studios dedicated screen printing facilities.
UK/RAINE: Emerging artists from the UK and Ukraine
Lynsey Jean Henderson was selected as one of the counties emerging artists from the UK to exhibit at the Saatchi Gallery in London as part of the 2015 exhibition UK/RAINE. UK/RAINE was conceived as an open competition and exhibition to give support to artists living and working or born in the UK and Ukraine, at a vital stage in their formative careers. The initiative is part of the ongoing collaboration between the Firtash Foundation and Saatchi Gallery and aims to provide a high profile showcase, financial support for young artists and help build a cultural bridge between the two countries.
LJH Studio worked along side Tibbatts Abel who were commissioned to design all public areas in the 1st Park Regis Hotel in Europe. LJH studio designed and hand painted bespoke wall art for the hotels roof top saki bar and Japanese restaurant. The artwork was inspired by traditional Japanese art and indigenous Japanese wildlife.
In 2014 LJH Studio created the DJ Tensnake a bespoke designed and hand screen printed T-shirt for a festival he was performing at in Edinburgh. We simply used his name as inspiration and drew snakes using pen and ink to create an edgy stye of drawing.
We were approached by the owner of LLC to suggest artwork ideas or the interiors of their Edinburgh bar. We took inspiration from vintage Las Vegas and Art Deco. Although the work was not used for LLC in the end it was picked up by a book publisher and it is currently being worked on for another project that will be announced later this year.
LJH studio was hired by Innis & Gunn to design and hand screen print bespoke wallpaper for the Innis & Gunn head quarters in Edinburgh. We worked along side Contagious Design Agency to create the design and colour scheme for the project. The finished result is an impressive and luxurious way of displaying a brand logo without it being overwhelming in the space.
Lynsey Jean Henderson studio was commissioned to create a canvas painting for a client. The client expressed the key elements he wished to be included in the painting and together we began the design process. A colour consultation appointment was then held in the room the final painting would be hung in so that appropriate colours were selected for the piece and the painting would compliment the room setting. During the design stage four sketches and compositions were created for the client to choose from before starting work on the final canvas. This particular painting was painted on a natural linen canvas which added to the texture and naturalistic feel of the subject matter.
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Lynsey Jean Henderson studio was commissioned to create a pen and ink drawing for a gift. During the design stage four sketches and compositions were created for the client to choose from before starting work on the final drawing that you see here. This particular drawing was hand drawn using a quill and ink on flat pressed water colour paper (60cm x 60cm)
LJH Studio was commissioned by Great Brink to design and manufacture swing tags for Glen Scotia whisky. We were inspired by the history of the world renowned whiskey brand to hand draw illustrations to narrate the story of the man behind Glen Scotia and Campbeltown the town he created the wonderful drink in.
LJH Studio was approached by Laura Riganti to create a portrait pice of artwork for her up and coming EP. Here you can see two editions created, one in colour and one in black in white as well as a process shot. This piece was created using a mix of pen and ink and felt tip pens (20cm x 30cm)
Taking inspiration from vintage Tequila labels and Mexican folklore LJH Studio was commissioned by The Signature Group to design and hand paint murals through out there Mexican restaurant in Edinburgh. These murals included a large roof mural and wall murals.
Long standing and successful night club, Cabaret Voltaire and Gasoline Dance Machine, commissioned LJH studio for two years to create there artwork and posters. Each poster was hand crafted as a unique piece of art as well as being a promotional tool for the club. Each poster was hand drawn and then edited on Adobe formats ready for print.
We were commissioned by Roo’s Leap, an Australian themed restaurant in Montrose, Scotland to design a bespoke wallpaper within the venue. LJH Studio created this wallpaper in the style of ancient aboriginal art and folklore.
We were hired due to the success of our faux brick slip work at Edinburgh Gins, Heads & Tails bar in Edinburgh to create the same effect at the Amicas Apple bar in Edinburgh. We were given plain plaster board roofing and walls and asked to turn them into an aged bricked effect. The effect was created over a series of five night shifts and the finished effect was very impressive. Each brick was plastered on using a specialist technique and then layers of colour paint were painted on to the dried plaster and then sanded off. This process was then repeated again so that a true weathered finish was created.
This project was a private commission for a cafe to illustrate a drawing inspired by Venice Beach. The client wanted colour, vibrancy and movement to be represented in the work
Lynsey Jean Henderson studio was commissioned to create a canvas painting for a special anniversary gift. The client expressed the key elements he wished to be included in the painting for his wife and together we began the design process. A colour consultation appointment was then held in the room the final painting would be hung in so that appropriate colours were selected for the piece and the painting would compliment the room setting. During the design stage four sketches and compositions were created for the client to choose from before starting work on the final canvas. This particular painting was painted on a natural linen canvas which added to the texture and naturalistic feel of the subject matter.
We were commissioned by Elements an award winning Scottish themed bar in Edinburgh to design and install a hand painted mural inspired by the sights and sounds of Edinburgh.
LJH Studios mood boards and sketches for the Brew Dog bar in Dundee, Scotland. This was the studios submission for the nation wide competition for Brew Dogs 2013 mural artist.
We were commissioned to design and create a brand identity and poster art work for the Edinburgh night club Illusion. The client expressed his desire to rebrand his club to resonate with a new cooler client base that appreciated the music and under ground vibe to his club. We create a sleek brand identity that was in keeping with the genre of music and demographic of the club.