Painting & Drawing
“Portraiture, drawing and painting has been my first creative outlet and skill since a very young age sitting at my mothers illustration desk (and occasionally on the odd wall at home). I never stopped drawing! As I grew, I was being commissioned since early secondary school and noticed for my painting and drawing technique. I have always had a love for and focused on form and life drawing- selling either existing work or private commissions.”
“Jewellery was introduced to me via 3D design and sculpture, and how to relate design to the body. Therefore, I have always had a very broad context and imagination for jewellery design. Being already fluent in drawing and 3D modelling, I was able to apply and refine these skills while maintaining the spirit of the larger concept/exploration. Menswear became my focus initially with a wider possibility and room for the unexplored. Today my designs flow fluidly between both markets and aim to embody a unisex field. I believe jewellery should now be questioning sustainability, ethics and diversity alongside quality design: If we are to adorn our bodies- we have to make it conscious!”
How I work/Commissions
The key characteristics that I aim to embody in the initial stages of a project are open-mindedness and playfulness. From this point, I believe, the best work can be achieved no matter how refined the brief. Individual clients and brands commission me to research, design and prototype jewellery and accessory. I keep the design process fluid and instinctive: working in a fast rhythmic pace between collage, drawing, photoshop, photography, model making, printing, back to collage on the body etc. From here, I refine, perfect and tailor to the desired outcome.
If you would like to work on a project or collaboration, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!