Inspiration from Sweden

Today I send out a great big ‘Thank you’ to a dear collector from Sweden who already has four of my limited edition prints and two assemblage pieces. The gratitude is for sending me seven young ladies from her precious collection of Barbie and Kurhn dolls which she felt I may be able to use in my work.


‘Saved’ – Limited Edition Print

These new additions to the family wasted no time in exploring the house and studio, one, an American photographer has even taken to flying. She thinks she’s a drone.


Flying around outside the house!


Clowning around in a Mary Rose Young ceramic bowl.


So, I think it is time to give the very ‘Tiny People’ a holiday whilst I monitor the behaviour of these new friends and see if we can turn them into professional cast members!


We have about 50 of these babies and our new Kurhn nurse was quick to find one


I just can’t keep this one’s feet on the ground!


It seems this one’s got the photography bug too!


Relaxing in the studio with a couple of inquisitive onlookers


Already on a pedestal – this one could be a problem!


So thank you Karin for these very inspirational gifts, I think you have started a whole new phase of my work in my ‘Re-Imagined World’.

About Colin Cadle

I trained as a pilot at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell flying jets and qualified as a captain on Wessex search and rescue helicopters in the Gulf. However, my professional future was destined to be firmly back on the ground... In 1976 a chance introduction to Julie Andrews' husband film producer Blake Edwards really kicked off my interest in photography after he invited me onto the set of the Peter Sellers' now classic film 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again' at Shepperton Studios. Stills photographer David Farrell further fired my enthusiasm when, during a break in filming, I was offered a short photo shoot with leading fashion model and 'Bond girl' actress Maud Adams. From that moment on art and photography have always played a major part in my life. I now live in the beautiful southwest corner of England with​ my designer and photo-stylist wife Jan. Following a serious illness in 2016 we were forced to leave commercial photography behind us but this now allows me to concentrate solely on creating art from my studio in Devon

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