Category : Portfolio

Hill of Tarvit
Oct 20th, 2010 | | National Trust for Scotland | No Comments

Hill of Tarvit, Cupar, Scotland

In the early 20th century the Scotstarvit estate, south of Cupar in Fife, was bought by Frederick Bower Sharp. The Sharp family had made their fortune in Dundee, where they manufactured jute products (including...

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Hampton Court Palace - Red Dragon
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Palaces | Recent projects | No Comments

Hampton Court Palace

I have worked on many projects at Hampton Court Palace over the last twenty years.  The recent recreation of a Tudor garden inspired by King Henry VIII’s Privy garden was one of the most colourful.  He was...

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Golden Lane
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Conservation | No Comments

Golden Lane Housing Estate, London

The Golden Lane Housing Estate is a 1950s council housing complex in the City of London. It was built on the northern edge of the City, in an area devastated by bombing in World War II. The site had been occupied...

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Geffrye
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Museums | No Comments

Geffrye Museum, London

I have been advising the Geffrye Museum on paint and colour for twenty years.  In a recent project I investigated the paints and the colours employed on the exterior of the fourteen almshouses that form the museum...

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Picture 5
Oct 20th, 2010 | | National Trust for Scotland | No Comments

Culzean Castle

Culzean is perhaps the most romantic of the neo-Gothic castles designed and built by Robert Adam.  Built on the cliffs on the Ayrshire coast it has a magnificent grand oval staircase and extensive estate...

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Castletown Cox, Kilkenny
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Private Houses | 2 Comments

Castletown Cox, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Castletown Cox is considered to be one of the six most important country houses in Ireland.  I was employed for many years while it was restored. Advice was given on paint type and colour on the main house...

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Arnold Circus Bandstand
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Conservation | Exterior | Portfolio | Recent projects | 2 Comments

Arnold Circus Bandstand

The Boundary Estate is a housing development, formally opened in 1900, in the East End of London. It is situated in the north western corner of Bethnal Green in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and on the...

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Oct 20th, 2010 | | Private Houses | No Comments

Private residence, London SW1

This house in London’s West End had lain empty for many years and I had twice been consulted about it by earlier potential occupants.  I have been advising on the appropriate use of paint and colour for a late...

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Sir Isaac Newton
Oct 18th, 2010 | | Exterior | Paint Technical | Recent projects | 8 Comments

History seen in 300 years of paint

Sir Isaac Newton  It is often assumed that the main task of an architectural paint researcher is to identify the original colours employed in an historic building. Whilst this can be established if...

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Private residence in London, SW1
Oct 18th, 2010 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Private Residence, London SW1

A splendid St James's ceiling, created with colour advice from Patrick and paint from Papers and Paints. View Larger...

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