About

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DESIGNER AND PAINTER OF DECORATIVE INTERIORS. 

From my studio in Hastings on the Sussex coast of England I design and hand paint surface pattern for interiors. Working largely to commission I create bespoke pieces for domestic, commercial and heritage interiors. 

I came to the world of decorative interiors from an unconventional direction, specialising in reproducing Elizabethan wall paintings and painted cloths in the tradition of the craftsmen known as "painter stainers". I’ve remained intrigued by this beguiling genre researching and reproducing rare designs for museums and historic houses whilst also adapting them for modern tastes. 

At the same time my inherent love of surface pattern has drawn me towards diverse and ever-changing influences for my designs. My open-minded and inquisitive approach to decoration makes for fruitful collaborations whilst ensuring the artwork carries my distinctive signature. 

This signature style is imbued with a historic, artisanal and painterly feel that has its roots in the wall paintings of old. My paintwork is often finished with ageing and distressing to distance it from the new and the mass produced, adding what I think of as "The patination of time"



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In 2007 I was awarded a QEST scholarship and received a grant to carry out further research into Elizabethan decoration. QEST (the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) is the charitable branch of the Royal Warrant Holders Association and my association with both bodies has led to many exciting opportunities. Amongst these are exhibiting at Fortnum & Mason and, in 2013, painting a 10m wide landscape mural for the Queen's summerhouse at Buckingham Palace.

I’m honoured to be included in “Celebrating British Craftsmanship” a book featuring over 100 QEST alumni – Available from October 2018


In recent years I have collaborated with top brands on award winning designs. These include several for Zoffany starting with the pioneering Arden Collection followed by single designs; Peacock GardenThe Gondolier, Winterbourne and Stand Wood.  I have also produced two designs for Lewis & Wood called Bacchus and Rococo printed as luxury fabrics and wallpapers. 


More recently I have been collaborating with Firmdale Hotels and its design director Kit Kemp. This involved creating large scale, scenic wallpapers for Charlotte Street Hotel, London and for Firmdale's newest hotel The Whitby in New York. Further collaborations are in the pipeline including an exciting new fabric and wallpaper collection for dynamic design house Andrew Martin.



SOME PAST CLIENTS: 

Andrew Martin

Addison Nelson Design

Alan Paine Knitwear Ltd

Birmingham City Council

Charleston House Trust

Coats & Clark UK Ltd

Cowper Griffith Associates

Diana Kelly Interiors

Exeter City Council

Firmdale Hotels PLC

Fortnum & Mason PLC

Forum Design & Manufacturing Ltd.

General Trading Company

Hackett Holland Architects

Katrina Phillips Ltd

Larkspur & Hawk

Lewis & Wood

London Craft Week 2017

Lucy Johnston Antiques

Le Bon Marche, Paris

McCully & Crane Art Ltd.

QEST Enterprises

Royal Warrant Holders Association

Rowan Fabrics for Coats plc

Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust

Silks Hotels

Stroud International Textiles Festival

The Creative Source

The Wallpaper History Society

The Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers

Zoffany (Walker Greenbank PLC)

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

Westminster Fibers inc

Wild Apple Publishing & Licensing

Plus private clients at home and abroad.