Osmond K Mairs
Since his early childhood, Osmond took the paintbrush in his hands and portrayed scenes from travels with his parents, and always designed his own Christmas and Greetings cards. His ambition from a very early age was to paint or to enter the theatre as a profession.
After his education in Ireland, England and France, and after being accepted by the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Art College in London; he decided to pursue art as a career, having been strongly influenced by the abstract and surrealist painters.
“What one sees in reality can be transformed, by using various shades and tones of colour, into shapes and forms, without losing the identity of the original.”
After studying Fine Art and Jewellery design at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, he decided to take his diploma in teaching. After a few years teaching Art and French, he was asked to join the design team at Nestlé in Switzerland, and subsequently designed for them in Munich and Mexico City.
Eventually, Osmond and his childhood friend Carlos Pinheiro, also a graduate of Art College, decided to form their own company, producing Greetings and Christmas cards. The first selections were hand-painted, and they were commissioned to produce them for Asprey in London. The business expanded into a much wider field of designing and producing hand-made items, mainly in the stationery field for the top end of the market.
Together they also designed and produced articles for film and television productions, and at the same time received commissions worldwide for one-off designs.
During his business enterprise career, Osmond continued to paint and exhibit widely. His travels in business throughout the world brought him ideas for paintings, mainly influenced by colour, conversations and the Bible.
Dreams are a very important factor for him, as he describes them as actual reality, and can be so different in colour and form, from the actual visual scene.
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