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Another dog who needs a GREAT home. Meet Bruto he is a big dog, 25 kilos and he is 5 years old. He is very social and loves people. Bruto is good with other dogs, he is a gentle giant and a natural born leader.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I renovated this appartment in Notting Hill several years ago. Matthew and I absolutely love it and lived in it very happily for a few years before moving to Greece. When I first set eyes on it, it was in a terrible state but to me the location, light, enormous rooms and the history could not be ignored. It was a great challenge and I love a challenge. All the windows were replaced, reproduced exactly as the originals but this time with double glazing. The floor separating it from the downstairs neighbours was heavily sound proofed and new electrics and plumbing were installed. I played around with the layout and added an extra room on top with two sets of double doors opening out onto a roof terrace. From the terrace there are views over West London and beyond. It is a truly beautiful place to live. From My Greek Island Home I look at these pictures from  and wish I could live in two places at once but being an Aussie girl I am drawn to open spaces, vast skies and a huge amount of sunshine. So for the moment Lesvos it is.  The fab paintings on the walls are by Matthew Usmar Lauder and the photos of the appartment were taken by Natalie Priem. The flat is now available for rental through Domas Nova. Claire Lloyd homes.

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A pop up exhibition of  recent work by artist, Matthew Usmar Lauder , brings together his diverse stlyes and eclectic interests. From Thursday May 16th May until Monday May 20 at ‘Show Off, 13 Harbour Street Whitstable. Come and take a look. PROFESSIOAL ARTIST 2003– Selected Solo Exhibitions, 2009 Fable, Newlyn Art Gallery 2008. Fable, Fred [London} Ltd. 2007 Fred [London] Ltd, London, Fred [London] Ltd, Leipzig. 2003 Mobile Home Gallery. Selected Group Exhibitions, 2008 John Moores 25, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Import/Export, Painting From The USA And UK, Fred [London] Ltd, Leipzig. 2007 Traditional But New, Binz And Kramer Gallery, Cologne. 2003 Portrait Award Show, National Gallery, London. Summer Show, RA, London 2000 Art And Architecture, BA Headquarters, London. Selected Collectors Museum Of Contemporary Art, Israel British Government Collection, King Hussein Of Jordan.

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I love this painting by Matthew Usmar Lauder.

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We took a trip to Skala Eressos today and it was like a ghost town. It seems a lifetime ago since we were sitting along here in the last rays of the summer sun sipping cocktails. The effects of the winter have been harsh, but there is still beauty to be found.

A beautiful painting of the Aegean, close to our village house by Matthew Usmar Lauder. matthewusmarlauder.com

Documenting the beauty of the island of Lesvos through the lens of my camera has been my project for the last few years, so it’s great to see Lesvos documented in a different medium through the eyes of Matthew Usmar Lauder. Matthew’s captured the island in autumn light beautifully with broad brush strokes. The landscape paintings he has just completed are wonderful. Here is just one of his stunning paintings.matthewusmarlauder.com

Today I am INSPIRED by this beautiful flower painting.  Matthew Usmar Lauder, is the artist and it was the first email of the day wishing me luck for the radio interviews with ABC Rockhampton, Rebecca McLaren and 774 ABC radio Melbourne with Kelli Brett. I will be speaking about my latest book, My Greek Island Home. I love receiving flowers first thing on a Monday morning!

 

This religious box was found by Matthew on the tip. He lovingly restored it, then filled it with votives and icons that he either found or painted. This box now hangs on the wall of our Greek island home. What a find!

Take a look at this apartment on Domus Novas sitehttp://www.domusnova.com/properties/rent/896/2-bedroom-flat-westminster-notting-hill-westbourne-park-villas-w2/

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