Author and TV Producer
Portrait Artist of the Year
We are just gearing up to produce season ten of this amazing series. We have a fabulous team back and the line up of artists and sitters looks like being the best ever. We're also producing a couple of extra shows to celebrate the decade, so watch out for the transmission schedule this coming autumn on Sky Arts
Landscape Artist of the Year
Series eight has recently finished transmitting, and we're searching for locations for series nine, which we start shooting this coming June. Viewers for the last season broke all box office records, so we're excited to be setting off again around the country with our fabulous team of presenters and producers.
Black and Blue
For five years I've been collaborating with a remarkable friend of mine to write her life-story. Her name is Parm Sandhu, and she recently retired as the most senior BAME female officer in the Metropolitan police. Parm's story is an amazing one - she was the daughter of immigrant parents who came to England in 1951 and never learned to speak English. She was forced into an arranged marriage, which turned out to be violent. Eventually she ran away from home and joined the police, where she broke through every glass ceiling and won a string of awards such as Asian Woman of Achievement. However she was subject throughout to every kind of discrimination. Eventually Parm left the police after thirty years with an unblemished record. Her story, entitled BLACK AND BLUE, is published by Atlantic Books, and the paperback is just out.
Having worked closely with the amazing Parm Sandhu on writing her life-story, I am very excited to be collaborating currently with an equally fascinating person from a completely different walk of life. His is a remarkable biography which will be much in the news when it's published towards the end of this year. Will reveal more as soon as I can.....watch this space!