Employed exclusively as a freelance Decorative Artist for many years. Work as a sub contractor to Designers and Decorators and undertake private commissions.
Have undertaken projects working alone and as part of a team. As a Decorative Artist am called upon to utilise a wide range of techniques including, but not limited to, trompe l’oeil, marbling, wood graining, gilding, glazework, colour matching to stencilling.
My portfolio covers numerous prestige buildings in the UK and abroad, from State Offices, private residences, Stately Homes, Heritage Sites, hotels and other public premises.
Recently honoured to work as part of the Hare & Humphreys in-house team on the decorative arts project, the gilding and heraldry of the Queen’s barge, The Gloriana, for the Diamond Jubilee flotilla.
For the Residence of a UK Ambassador overseas, cleaned and restored period decorative paintwork on walls and ceilings, and matched marble. Similarly for the offices of a foreign Royal Family painted faux distressed gilding on to moulded plasterwork.
For a number of prestige private residences in London, have executed decorative and architectural trompe l’oeil painting on to walls and cielings, extensive faux marbling, gilding, paint effects and stencilling. On one project, wood grained every surface of a large room to create a wood panelled study.
Worked on Stately Homes to restore gilded plasterwork, and paint glazework to match wallpaper fabric on to staircase and hallway. At a Historic Castle, engaged annually to restore painted furniture, and at a major London Museum conserved and retouched painted ceilings. For a major London Hotel painted faux marbling to extend existing marble, and at a London University repaired and restored an existing wall mural.
Completed Higher Professional Diploma in Creative Arts Level 4 (interior decoration), earning distinctions in all course modules, and as a result awarded City & Guilds Gold Medal for Excellence, and Student of the Year at Lambeth School of Construction.
Following this achievement, won the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust from the Royal Warrant Holders Association, which funded in-depth study in France of European decorative techniques with the internationally renowned decorative artist and winner of ‘un des meilleurs ouvriers de France’, Michel Nadai.
Drawing on my extensive world travels, interests in classical decorations spanning centuries, continents and cultures, from renaissance Europe to oriental chinoiserie. Am happiest when emulating or reproducing period styles, but equally content to engage in original concepts.
Holder of CSCS card, public liability insurance and full driving licence.
Available for projects in London, UK and abroad.