With a successful career in the TV industry spanning almost two decades, I have been fortunate to work as a Scenic Painter or member of busy Art Departments on many long running popular TV shows over the years, aswell as game shows, concerts, festivals, events, product launches and commercials.
I am very creative, with a good eye for design and detail. I often work to tight deadlines on live TV shows or shows with quick turnarounds. I am used to working at a very fast pace, problem solving on the spot and creating something in a very short space of time.
I have many skills beyond my Scenic Painter role, and these being transferable in the many jobs I take on, meaning I often cross over into other job roles within TV art departments.
A selection of shows that i’ve worked on -
Celebrity Juice, ITV
Top of the Pops, BBC
Later with Jools Holland, BBC
Blue Peter, CBBC
Big Brother, Endemol, C4
Push the Button, ITV
Horrible Histories, CBBC, Series 1, 2 & 3
James May’s Plastasine Garden, BBC
Fi Fi Fo Yum, CBBC
Trapped, CBBC Keep Your Enemies Close, CBBC
Last of the Summer Wine, BBC
A selection of my skills are -
All areas of painting and prep, lining and wallpapering, canvassing flats, gauzing, solid spray work, ageing, graining & marbling, artexing & textures, fake brick and stone work and installing and maintaining scenery. Choosing, matching and mixing colours, floor painting, Martacking- (a vinyl floor covering used to create different colours and patterns on stage or studio flooring), applying graphics, prop making, set dressing, drapes, sewing, costume making, liaising with designers, directors, producers and other trades working within the industry.