More than a Decade of Pearl
The very first Pearl portrait hangs in the artist's home and reminds her of "the joy that comes out of painting from the imagination." Since her debut in 2008 she has made many friends around the world and, while she has opened a lot of doors for her creator, Pearl's eyes are closed in every painting. Whether it's diving in Malta, shovelling snow in Canada, grooming a bull in Spain, or attending a film festival in the UK, she's got plenty of star quality but there is also something sweetly goofy about her. She isn't just about glamour, travel, food and fun. There's a big heart above that tiny waist, as anyone can see when she is pictured with animals or her mum (Mother-of-Pearl). Occasionally you'll see her in a painting with the enigmatic Edmund but the two haven't met. If they ever do, will they set the world on fire?