I fell in love with the original Chelsea girl Edie Sedgwick and Warhol when I was a kid. Reading anything I could get my hands on about Warhol, devouring biographies about them both. Warhol helped shape me and certainly to a degree at some point in my life Edie. I recently had the privilege of visiting the original Sedgwick ranch in California. It was quite surreal, having read about this very ranch in the biographies I had a read about Edie. Recently I created a series of paintings and some watercolours inspired by the Factory, Edie, Warhol, while staying in Chelsea, just around the corner from the Chelsea Hotel. 'Factory Girl' a combination of Edie and Twiggy.