About me

After completing my 'A' Levels I studied guitar making at the Guildhall University in London. I returned to the South West of England full of the ambition to spend my life making musical instruments, but soon realised that with my limited resources this was not the road to riches - or even to a decent wage! I subsequently spent time designing and making furniture and was later employed by a local company to set up their drawing office. By the time I left a few years later, I was the design and production manager, had a load of people working for me and had all of the associated problems and headaches. This was a far cry from guitar making and I didn't enjoy this period of my career at all. I moved to a much less politically charged and much more enjoyable and fulfilling position designing architectural joinery at a practice in Bath. The work developed across the breadth and span of domestic architecture and I went on to qualify as an Architectural Technologist with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists http://www.ciat.org.uk/ . I set up in private practice in the year 2000. I'm married and have two children, I enjoy art tremendously and thoroughly enjoy my work. I play rather a lot of music (http://mitchellandvincent.com) and make violins in my spare time!