I am a London based Artist and after graduating with a BA Hons Textile Design in 1996 from Nottingham Trent University I began work in the film industry. My first commission was to produce my own textile designs for the movie Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace in 1997.
For over twenty years I have continued to work for film, television, fashion, theatre and interiors, producing embroidered and constructed textiles, bespoke dyed fabrics, aged, distressed, hand painted and silk screen printed textiles and costumes. I am hands-on and have supervised teams through prep and production working on projects within the UK, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico and the USA. In 2010 I set up a facility in South East London and continue to work on projects from the studio. Some of these productions past and present:
Tiger Beer, Neiman Marcus, WGSN, DKNY, Thierry Mugler, Topsy Turvey, Sleepy Hollow, Band of Brothers, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Batman Begins, Atonement, Children of Men, Hellboy II, Batman The Dark Knight Rises, Paddington 2 and Warner Brothers Studio Tour (IMDB)
On opening my studio I completed an illustration course at Central St Martins rediscovering the love of drawing and mastering new digital technologies. I now occasionally tutor on the course and have continued compiling drawings alongside collected papers, textiles, books, paper bags, tickets, souvenirs, collaging my ideas using photoshop with the hope of maintaining the essence of these aged artefacts.
Now a Mother of two young boys I continue to be inspired by the melting pot of cultures in our family ~ English, Jamaican and Swedish~ and this is can be seen in my work.