artist & creative director neville trickett

Ever since I read Ingrid Corbett's responses to her interview on Daily Imprint I've been trawling through the websites of all the people she finds inspiring. I feel like I've been given an insight into another world - that of South African creativity. I see that Victoria from SF Girl By Bay is also a fan of Neville Trickett, one of the many talented people Ingrid mentioned. In fact, Victoria has published pics of his home on her site, which I am sharing with you here.

Similar to Ingrid, Neville is also hard to categorise in terms of his creativity. Perhaps artist is the word that best suits him. One of his current projects is Saint Verde - "my journey to learn how to see again". Neville uses images from the internet and gives himself 15 minutes to paint them.

Neville works as a creative director for a fashion retailer; previously he and his wife Sharon had a shop selling botanical products that was so unique and interesting that Liberty of London bought the entire store - fittings and all - and shipped it to their Regent Street store.

Which five words best describe you? Inquisitive, energetic, driven, enthusiastic, nuts.

How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? Loved art and fashion, still doing that, and the rest was just good luck.

What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? When someone starts a sentence by saying.. “trust me” don’t.

What’s your proudest career achievement? Being respected by the people who have worked in my studio.

What’s been your best decision? Marrying my wife and having children with her.

Who inspires you? My family.

What are you passionate about? Art and the little things that go unnoticed.

Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Tom Waits

What dream do you still want to fulfil? Most of them have already come true, though a house in Monaco would be nice.

What are you reading? Bossypants by Tina Fey.

images courtesy of neville trickett; via sf girl by bay