Mandii Pope – Oakley
Introducing Oakley sponsored by Joinery Yard, designed and painted by Mandii Pope.
Sponsored by The Joinery Yard, Norwich joinery/timber specialists, Oakley’s appearance takes inspiration from the artistry of some of the Joinery Yards stunning Oak finished timbers painted as though he has been carved from a large Oak tree from deep in the Norfolk Woods.
Mandii Pope, has held exhibitions in Europe and the UK, including significant solo exhibitions in Cork Street London and Dubai. Many works are in private and commercial collections internationally.
Mandii has close links with many charities often donating works to fundraise for various causes around the globe.
Public Art includes: A 15ft Big Ben BT Artbox for Childline’s 25th Anniversary sponsored by Channel 4, 5ft Darth Vader Gorilla for the Great Gorilla Public Art project. Yoduck @DuckYoda for the Grand Norwich Duck Race, Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, An Elephant for Breakfast Bookbenches for Books about Town London and Buckingham Palace Bus for TFL (Transport for London – The Year of the Bus) Moa and the Longest Girink in Town Giraffe for Christchurch Stands Tall, and a NZ flag tiki Egg for the Big Egg Hunt NZ.
Live Art: Painting in 2 hours of Buckingham Palace for the King Edward VII Hospital Sister Agnes, Painting Clarence House for Waitangi Day at NZ House (painted in part by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall).
Her style is versatile, such as Cityscapes, Beach Landscapes, Nudes, Fantasy, Pop Art, Abstract, Spin Art, Illustration and a touch of 80’s retro Kiwiana patriotism.
Specialties: Cityscapes, Beach Landscapes, Pop Art Portraits, Fantasy Art, Spin Art, Contemporary, Abstract, Kiwiana, Nudes, Illustration, 3D Sculpture, Circular Canvas
Follow Oakley Dragon on Twitter: @GoGoOakley
Oakley’s personality is that of the Gemini Chinese Wood Dragon. Born on a warm June summers day. A hurricane of activity, fast, agile & fearless, noted for his tremendous “do-it-yourself” kind of efficiency. A symbol of growth and renewal, wood dragons love harmony and elegance. Dramatic and generous, this wood Dragon is fun and considerate. Oakley Dragon’s razor sharp wit never lacks the courage or determination to put his ideas to work with his fine craftsmanship.