Paige has recently completed her latest Thamesmead mural in Southmere having previously won a competition to bring one of her designs to life at a canal underpass in the town.
How long have you lived in Thamesmead?
I’ve lived in Thamesmead for 27 years now, all my life. My grandparents moved to the area when it was first built and they had the opportunity to buy their first home, my Nan is still in the same house. Then, my mum grew up here and now I’m the third generation.
Where do you live in Thamesmead?
I live in the Crossways area of Thamesmead.
What’s the best thing about Thamesmead?
For me there are a few great things about living here. I’m really grateful for the creative community that is here and has been grown through the support of Peabody and Bow Arts. We have so much creative talent in the local area and that’s really special. Then there is the landscape. I love the contrast between our luscious green spaces and harsh concrete. That’s been an inspiration for me throughout my creative career.
Where’s your favourite place to walk?
Crossway Park backs onto my Nan’s house and it has been the backdrop to so many nice family memories. My brother and I would spend every summer holiday in the park playing on the long metal slide or attempting to play tennis.