A quick introduction:
I am an artist and theatre designer based in London and work across the UK and Europe.
From Yorkshire originally, I spent the best part of a decade in Glasgow, where I trained as a fine artist. I had explored and appropriated stagecraft in various ways throughout my art practice and so it was no surprise when I was attracted and eventually seduced by the world of theatre.
I grew up with a passion for art, literature and history. Theatre design is an expression of all three in the sense that you are creating a history of character, space and situation, whilst finding an appropriate visual solution to the text or score. There are so many different aspects to stage design, and that in itself is half the appeal for me.
I was based in Scotland for a number of years where I worked as an exhibiting artist and designed my first few theatre productions. In this period I also began my working relationship with Stewart Laing, who I have assisted on a selection of opera and theatre productions at different times over a number of years.
I then moved south to study on the post-graduate Motley Theatre Design Course in London.
Since completing the course I have been a Linbury Prize finalist, and have continued to expand my scenographic practice. I've worked with such established companies as National Theatre of Scotland, English National Opera, ROH, Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Hammersmith, whilst also collaborating regularly with exciting young companies such as Liveartshow and Tangled Feet.
My fine art practice has always gone hand in hand with designing for theatre, and I continue to both make and exhibit my own work.
This website will hopefully operate as an online archive and reference point, demonstrating the full range of my creative output. This includes scenography, painting, sculpture, installation, video,
photography, play-writing, musical composition, poetry, and
Thanks for your time.
There are fuller details in my cv, whilst I have attempted to express myself at greater length in the section entitled words. Press clippings are also available for your perusal.
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