About Me

I began my career in 1976, assisting theatre designers Ralph Koltai and Stefanos Lazaridis on productions for the Royal Opera House, English National Opera and the Royal Shakespeare Company. I also worked as a prop maker and model maker for West End theatre productions.

 

In 1982 I joined the BBC where I designed a wide variety of programmes, both studio based and on location. These included dramas and documentaries, light entertainment, children's and educational programmes. 

After leaving the BBC in 1996, I taught on the MA Production Design for Film and TV and BA Design Studies courses at Kingston University.

I retired from teaching in 2014, and since then have focused

on furthering my art practice. My recent work is experimental and mainly abstract, being split between works using paper as the main medium, etching and sculpture using found objects. My background as a set designer has had a huge influence on my work. The skills of model making and technical drawing are evident in my pieces, and I really enjoy the process of both my paper works and my etching. 

I find inspiration through photography, particularly abstract detail in architecture, natural forms and textures. I enjoy working with these images as a starting point, abstracting

shapes and playing with texture and scale until I have created something different and exciting. I enjoy experimenting with different techniques, using multiple etching plates in some of my pieces, and like to add different media to explore innovative solutions. My work is both experimental and playful. 

 

I am a member of Kingston Artists Open Studios (KAOS), Richmond Printmakers and Kew Studios