With over 20 years of production design and arts experience, from designing for theatre and opera, to producing sculpture and art works internationally for exhibition, film & TV and commercial advertising; I can offer a high standard of creative and technical knowledge and a reputation for working to challenging schedules and deadlines.
My theatre designer journey began at Birmingham Poly under the inspirational tutelage of Christopher Morley, then head of Design at the RSC, and later at The Slade School of Art under the wonderful Peter Snow and Yolanda Sonnabend.
I’m a proud member of the Society of British Theatre Designers and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Painters, and was the first theatre designer recipient of the Fine Art Award at the Slade School, receiving the Arts Council of Great Britain Bursary for Theatre Design the following year. My particular passions are 3 dimensional works, Sculpture and Set Design. I’ve produced sculptures for many people including Alexander McQueen and more latterly Damien Hirst. I’m excited by the idea of theatre as installation, the scale and theatre of art and the art of theatre. I challenge labels that hinder collaborations between art forms and am passionate about creative collectives and mentoring in process.
I paint sculpt and exhibit when possible, though I’ve found that with time this has become less separate and more a part of my collective working practice.
Primarily though I am a stage animal and find the transition from ideas and model box to stage and production ridiculously exciting!