I trained at Goldsmiths and have been working in the Art Department ever since I left Kingston Art School.
Growing up I developed a long standing love of markets by visiting Portobello Market every Saturday with my mother. She furnished our house with old doors for tables, and seemed to be forever painting and striping furniture. My Mother also had a house in North Wales where we would frequent the Welsh cattle Auctions, picking up furniture for a song and dragging bedsteads out of streams in our old army Landrover. The mixture of Urban City and Wild Welsh hills has always stayed with me.
To stay near the drama of the auctions I bought a house in SE London within spitting distance of an Auction House; much to my husband's distress, because he knows when I volunteer to pick up the Sunday papers I'll often return lugging some 8’ bookcase up the hill. I can sniff a market or junk shop out pretty much wherever I land in the world.
I worked as an Art Director on Mrs.Brown, Spitting Image and Bertie and Elizabeth, also designing Modern Dance for Wayne Bridge, Miranda Pennel and Scottish Opera. I was lucky enough to work with the Designer Janet Patterson on Come in Spinner, Last Days of Chez Nous , Portrait of a Lady and Bright Star.
In 2014 I was the set decorator on the film Mr. Holmes with Ian McKellen designed by Martin Childs.
Working with the Designer Suzie Davies, on Mike Leigh's Film Mr.Turner was a fantastic creative collaboration. We have continued to work together on The Zoo Keeper's Wife (2015),On Chesil Beach (2016) , Peterloo (2017) and Ironbark (2018).