I have been working as a freelance Lighting Designer for the last 20 years, prior to this I worked as a Lighting Technician for Welsh National Opera, The Royal National Theatre (being one of the first two, full time female Lighting Technicians to be employed there) and Leicester Haymarket Theatre.
I am deeply passionate about my job and our industry and enjoy the collaborative nature of creating a production, in all genres and styles.
For me, Lighting Design is about creating the right visual language for the story we are telling, from bright ‘cartoon world’ Lighting Designs of Children’s shows which a young audience can relate to, to a highly atmospheric design where shadow is more important than light to support a characters emotional journey. Lighting Design is far more than just seeing the performers, action and set and more about creating the emotional environment in which they inhabit.
I have created Lighting Designs for all genres – Theatre, Opera, Dance, Musicals, Children’s Theatre, Productions with Puppets, Music Concerts from modern classicals to rock bands and Events.
I have lit shows/productions in many different environments from Main House stages, Studio spaces, Halls, Found spaces, Site Specific spaces including small pubs to The National Library of Wales and the Wales Millennium Stadium. I thrive on the challenges and opportunities each production presents.