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Colour & Design

Colour and Design are at the heart of everything I do, from decorating, interior design, presenting and training to the creation of living tapestries of flowers. Currently I am the Creative Director of Dulux and the Design Director of the Dulux Design Service, both roles which involve working with expert teams to deliver a wide range of domestic and commercial interior design and decorating projects.

I have my own colour and design passion projects too and am currently building an palette of colours inspired by London Underground stations, writing my Magnus Opus and renovating a shack and water meadow by the river in Normanton on Soar.

Living sculpture section
Having been lucky enough to be born into a family of successful commercial rose growers and horticulturalists the fact that I have been able to exercise a bit of creativity both inside and out is my greatest joy. Here are few pictures of the projects so far…

Trafalgar Square living tapestry

This has to be the biggest most scary but rewarding single thing I’ve ever done… to design and oversee the installation of a living floral tapestry that covered Trafalgar Square. It was grown at Kernock Park Plants in Cornwall and included over 155,000 living plants. The tapestry was installed overnight and went on display to the public for one glorious summer day in August. It was the first time in 300 years that bees and butterflies outnumbered people and the square was dominated by the smell of flowers rather than exhaust fumes. Heaven!

Britain in Bloom living Fern Sculpture

Another lovely project undertaken for the Nottingham entry to ‘Britain in Bloom’, which was displayed at the gateway to Nottingham for the duration of the summer and lit at night with thousands of tiny fibre optic lights.

Design

Original art, murals and specialist decoration