Director and Founder
Suzie has a background in design, project management and curating. In the past she has worked with North West Arts and the Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester.
A graduate in Museum and Exhibition Design, Suzie has a passionate interest in psychology and the relationship between art and mind.
She feels very strongly that artwork produced by artists with a disability or condition stands on its own merits. It should not be treated any differently from other artists’ work in terms of respect, an honest critique or its worth.
Heart & Sold is an initiative she holds very close to her heart.
Jonathan Angus is an American living in Ireland, where he runs a social enterprise called Fionnathan Productions with his son Fionn, who is an artist and musician with Down syndrome.
Their company pioneers the use of grants to pay Fionn to direct his own supports, and they consult worldwide on achieving the improbable. Previously, Jonathan was a Steiner Waldorf primary school teacher.
As a co-creator with Fionn, Jonathan brings to Heart & Sold the message that, with the proper support – for each of us – disability disappears.
Public relations, support and director
Emma’s background is in public relations. She worked for one of Manchester’s biggest agencies for over fifteen years, delivering successful campaigns for national events and consumer brands.
She is now committed to raising the profile of Heart & Sold; and loves working with the artists and their families to get their stories and work shared more widely – giving them the audience that their huge talent deserves.
Mum to three children, including Lottie, who has Down Syndrome, she is also passionate about raising positive awareness of the condition.
Chris is a filmmaker who’s background ranges from TV commercials to music videos and travel. He worked for over three years at one of Manchester’s premium production companies before moving to Sydney to create branded content on a freelance basis.
Chris’s brother, David is a photographer who’s confidence and skill has grown exponentially thanks in no small part to Heart & Sold. Having seen first hand how influential Heart & Sold can be for their artists, Chris dedicated his filmmaking knowledge to promoting Heart & Sold and their talented roster of artists.
Having been personally inspired by his brother’s talent, Chris wants to use the medium of film to bring Heart & Sold’s artists’ to the foreground; giving them a platform to express themselves and to share their fantastic work with the world.
Nicole, our Communications Director, has more than 20 years expertise in PR, Marketing and Strategic Communications. Nicole is the Founder and Managing Director of Nicole Dearden PR, a communications consultancy specialising in the arts, culture, entertainment and lifestyle sectors.
She has worked on camapigns for leading international galleries, private artists, collectors and curators alongisde leading luxury and lifestyle brands. Nicole is based in London where she lives with her husband and two children, including Oscar 8 years old, who has Down syndrome.
Nicole is deeply commited to Heart & Sold and its artists representing the perfect intersection between her advocacy work for people with Down syndrome and her passion for the arts.
Fionn Crombie Angus
Artist representative, spokesperson & director
Fionn Crombie Angus is visual artist with Down syndrome. He plays traditional music on fiddle, and visits schools around Ireland and internationally as a member of the Heritage Council’s Experts Panel, teaching children about wildlife.
He is interested in filmmaking and is very active on social media. Along with his father, he operates the social enterprise Fionnathan Productions.
Fionn hopes, through his work with Heart & Sold, to show that people with Down syndrome have great potential for helping the world become a better place.
Matt, Director and Founder of Mr.M ideas studio, has been integral in the development of Heart & Sold from the earliest stages, helping to bring the initial creative idea to life.
Now as creative director of Mr.M ideas studio, Matt is committed as ever to ensuring that the brand continues to grow, constantly reflecting Heart & Sold’s passion and professional approach to ever–wider audiences.
From a personal point of view, Matt believes there is nothing more rewarding than seeing how ideas can support and encourage artists to succeed. Mr.M is delighted to supply the team with a solid creative platform, to help drive Heart & Sold forward and bring more artistic talent to the world’s attention.
Legal Advisor & Director
Graham has been a friend of founders, Suzie and Paul Moffat, for many years. A graduate in law, Graham has worked as a solicitor in his native Cumbria, Manchester and, for the past nine years, in London.
Graham sought to identify opportunities and continues to support Heart & Sold in the London area, personally and via his firm, Brian Harris & Co. based in Marylebone. He is integral in regards the organisations legal standing.
As with all the founders, Graham has learnt that the work produced by artists with a disability or condition, absolutely, stands on its own merits and is keen to do his part to continue to promote this both in the UK and overseas.
Paul, Director and Founder of Paul Moffat Photography, has been a respected photographer for more than 20 years. His eye for detail and perfectionist approach are in demand for projects ranging from the biggest ‘blue chip’ marketing campaigns to quirky one–off commissions.
Paul enjoys capturing Heart & Sold artists’ personalities in his shots, particularly in their home environments. Being repeatedly impressed by the visual quality of the artists’ work himself, Paul loves to see the public reaction to its high quality presentation and unexpected insights.
Professionally and personally, Paul remains deeply committed to Heart & Sold.