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Mainly focussed on design and colour, my work embraces a number of creative disciplines including painting and mural work, sculpture, and writing. I’m told that I’m a good show off too and have presented and written about colour, decorating and design for the past 15 years.

Listed below is a brief description of some of the projects I have worked on including TV and media, and product development. Oh yes, and if you have a creative idea that you would like to discuss please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The story so far…

Dulux/Akzo Nobel
Creative Director (current)
Design Director – Dulux Design Service (current)
Creation of Colour Training and ‘How To’ Videos
Development of new paint techniques
UK Tour demonstrating new decorating techniques
Set design and decoration for experiential activities (Grand Designs, Ideal Home show)

Stanley Tools
2 years at BBC Good Homes hosting DIY Theatre

Laura Ashley
Designer events and store openings nationwide

Extra Care Charitable Trust
Village makeovers and mural work
Extra Care ‘Beautiful Home’ events
Garden designs at Althorpe Hall
‘I’m a pensioner get me out of here’ events – Devon

Trafford Centre
Staging, management and presentation of interior design and seasonal themed events in the Orient Theatre

John Lewis
Interior design event – store opening weekend at Welwyn

NHS
Interior design of new Birth Centre at Birmingham Women’s Hospital

Toyota
Showroom interior design presentations

Raleigh
Part of PR campaign for new Raleigh ‘Bob’ women’s mountain bike

Disneyland Paris
Creation of Murals for June 2003 opening of Disneyland Castle restaurant complex

Sopexa
Design, and overseeing growing and installation of living floral tapestry in Trafalgar Square

Incite Ltd
Co-Director of product consultancy to the interiors industry

National Design Academy
Original Artistic Director and course tutor
Involvement in paint techniques and studio craft videos

Wilkinson
Website monthly interiors and decorating features
Local press ‘win a mural’ competitions nationwide
Interior trend predictions
Room set styling for TV and press features
Makeover video on decorating techniques

Hillarys Blinds
Website Brochure Copy and interior design features
Ideal Home 2003 Theatre presentations

Richard Burbidge
Creation of series of DIY projects for website & press features

Halo Windows
Corporate Video – ‘Window Fashions’
Host of Customer Awards ceremony

David Wilson Homes
Show flat design and styling
Series of murals created for Show Home open days

Barratt Homes
Show Home interior design event

Beazer Homes
Show Home interior design event

Birmingham Midshires Building Society
National Competition “Win a Marianne makeover”
Branch makeover

Nottingham City Council
Renovation work on the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest
Mural work in Nottinghamshire schools
Opening Nottingham Christmas Market

Ember Inns
“Designer Nights” in Ember Inn pubs nationwide

Artex
Design of new range of contemporary plaster mouldings
Development of new removable textures for trade and retail
Set styling for photography
Ideal Home Exhibition Theatre presentations
Creation of copy for ‘How to’ guide
Design of new paper-faced coving profiles for British Gypsum

Jeld Wen
11 New glass designs
Production of contemporary glass designs for new range of doors
Styling & photography
Makeover sourcing and styling
Trend predictions

Plus hundreds of mural, specialist decorating and interior design projects for independent businesses and private individuals in UK and beyond.

Television

Our House
Carlton TV home decorating programme. Presenter and interior design expert for 3 series including hosting the “Our House” exhibition at the NEC

Tuscany to go
Presenter and interior design expert with co-presenter Miriam Margoyles for a series of 15 shows (currently on UKTV Style).

BBC East Midlands Today
5 features on unusual shops in the East Midlands and Christmas craft feature with Ann Davies.

Mrs Bridges Boozers
Wine programme – interior design in pubs BBC UK Style.

Press
Regular comments and features in both national and regional press including: Real Homes, Your Home, 25 Beautiful Homes, Grand Designs, House Beautiful, Ideal Home, Living Etc., The Lady, The Times, Sunday Times Style.