I've just spent the last three days in Las Vegas with Team Neil, who represent my brand as part of their Varsity Line. Together we celebrate outstanding campus landmarks, fun and fabulous college traditions, marvellous mascots, super sports heroes and amazing alumni, through our creative collaboration.
Over the last year I've created around 100 artworks and the talented team at Neil Enterprises have turned it into a great range of printed products. From Miami University in the east, to California University in the west, Cornell University in the north to the University of Arizona in the south, we've covered lots of ground!
I have discovered and described so much of America's institutions and there's lots more to come .... ! So we've come together at the Tailgate trade-show, at which Team Neil has showcased my product range and it has also given me the opportunity to paint several canvases for some of the new customers that have come on board, and includes the University of Vermont. I just love the forest green and mint blue colour combo, which is perfect for the forested mountains and icy blue waters of Lake Champlain.
The sunshine colours of Iowa University look fabulous too and I have fallen in love with the two, little wrestlers who have taken centre stage in this design :-)
It's been exhausting but exhilarating but I've loved every minute of my time in Las Vegas, where our creative collaboration has shone as bright as the lights on The Strip!