Palm Springs Life

My version of Patrick Nagel's "Palm Springs Life"
The “Nagel Woman”

I’ve been a fan of Patrick Nagel’s work for a very long time. So intriguing to see that wonderful line, looking so effortlessly minimal and simple, yet surprisingly precise.

I set out to re-trace one of his works using Affinity Designer, the “Palm Springs Life”. Simple, yes – easy, not so much. There is s lot going on here that isn’t apparent at first glance, the subtle details in the original was fun to discover.

I’m still in awe of how he created these images back in the mid 1970s up to his untimely death at only 38 years old in 1984.