Practical Design Experience:
1988 to present :
I work as a freelance designer and painter, by appointment, through Interior Design firms, and to the public, creating murals, floorcloths, handpainted fabrics, painted furniture, tiles, glassware + dinnerware, and other accessories,
You can see my recent work at my regularly updated blog.
1988 - House and Garden New Designers Award, and Commendations: (Wall Covering) : London, England.
1988 - IDD Decorex: London, England.
1988 - Florida West Coast Symphony Designer Showcase House: Sarasota, Florida
1989 - "The Embellished Surface" - Selby Gallery: Sarasota, Florida.
1989 - Florida West Coast Symphony Designer Showcase House: Sarasota, Florida.
1990 - Florida West Coast Symphony Designer Showcase House: Sarasota, Florida.
1991 - Florida Dream House: Naples, Florida.
1992 - Florida Dream House: Naples, Florida.
1995- ASID Designer Showcase House: Sarasota, Florida.
1998 - ASID Designer Showcase House: Tampa, Florida.
1999 - Florida West Coast Symphony Designer Showcase House: Sarasota, Florida
2001 - Florida West Coast Symphony Designer Showcase House: Sarasota, Florida
This list is no longer being kept up to date.
I have continued to exhibit my work at a variety of galleries and arts events in and around Sarasota, up to 2011.
1985-1988 Middlesex University: Fashion/Textiles (Printed Textiles) B.A.Hons. England.
1984-1985 Reigate School of Art : Calligraphy, Heraldry and Illumination, England.
1978-1980 Escola Massana: Graphic Design, Barcelona, Spain.
Secondary School Education
Some 'O' levels, (Spain)
Some 'A' levels (Felsted School, England)
Born in Connecticut; spent early childhood there, and remainder of teenage years between Barcelona and Marbella, Spain.
Early adulthood, spent in England.
Custom Design Procedure:
Custom projects begin with an exchange of ideas, in person, or by phone, sometimes with an Interior Designer already on the job, or directly with an individual client, who may or may not require a designer.
Relevant design elements, colours, and the client's creative vision, are my starting point for custom projects; photos of my previous work are also a useful catalyst.
Back in the studio, I will produce some working drawings and colourways, illustrating examples of how I envision the project.
In some cases a fee is charged for sketches. When sketches are approved, I schedule the project, subject to a 50% deposit from the client which then confirms my time allocation for the project.