Thurle creates bespoke commissions.
Clients include Art Contact, Soho Myriad, Cavalierofinn as well as private clients in the UK and abroad.
Work can be shipped unframed or framed in plain or white wood or acrylic frames. Commissions take four to six weeks to complete and, as each commission is very different, Thurle works closely with client or agent on samples before beginning. She can use given materials (letters, photos, plans, maps, books etc) or source them herself. Below are some of the commissions Thurle has undertaken.
'Mother and Son Project'
A family commission to create an artwork using letters between a mother and son, who had corresponded regularly between continents for years. The son was a ship's captain so we used an old seachart of the final part of the route home between Canada and the Netherlands. The family had had copies of the letters made and did not know what to do with the originals. This was a perfect solution for them. We framed the piece in UV resistant acrylic and it now forms a centrepiece heirloom at family gatherings.
A couple commissioned a work using a poem by the Bengali poet Tagore together with a music score of the poem, both of which were used at their wedding. We picked out themes from the poem of water, eternal flow and a garland or necklace of life, adding subtle blue and tiny mirrors typical of bengali culture to create a work that will provide a permanent memento of the wedding.
For a fist year anniversary (paper) a simple ring was created, made from an intermingling of the couple's vows. Very simple, but framed with UV resistant glass in an oak frame it will be a lasting heirloom.
'A Ship's Library'
A commissioned to create three large works for a new cruise liner's library. One was made from pinwheels cut from old sea-charts, another from extracts of classic sea journey tales such as Moby Dick, The Tempest, The Odyssey, all swirling around a compass. And the third from tiny glimpses of exotic birds, enfolded in words from Darwin's 'Voyage of the Beagle'.
Using the architectural plans for a new building for an art work to hang in the new board room
Extracts from an exhibition catalogue and selected family pictures
Paper, text from a song, mirrors, sequins, glitter
For a silver wedding anniversary
For a client passionate about Opera, French, and Restoration classics
Most popular commission; Clients provide a list of places which are made up into tiny paper map boxes (either 9, 16, 25 or 36 boxes)
Extracts from the Bible, Plato and Renaissance art
A wedding gift; made from a wedding ceremony order of service