Creating the cherubs at the Savile Club

Pair of cherubs created at theSavile Club

Following on from recreating the ballroom ceiling architectural trompe l’oeil decoration in 2017 at the Savile Club, I was asked to recreate the cherubs that were originally populating the cloudy sky, peering down at the goings on below.

In 2018 I created the first three groups of cherubs using as reference fragments of canvas with remnants of cherubs that had descended from the ceiling following a water leak.

This year I created three further groups of cherubs. The images show the process from drawing to finished cherub. A very absorbing project, cherubs are really rather lovely to draw.

Savile Club ballroom ceiling trompe l’oeil decoration project.