The Art Roomies

A community of colourful characters share and work within the three massive Art Room studios. We call ourselves the Art Roomies.

This is a little bit about each of us.

Helen Ashley : The Art Studio Manager

Helen Ashley

The Art Studio Manager

UK trained Textile Designer, Helen reinvented her hand painting design career in 2010 by combining her love of colour and children to create her own brand ColourMeArt – Colouring for kids which can be found in shops, galleries and museums all over Australia.

Helen’s  original artwork is licenced to several homewares brands and you can find her paintings, ceramics and her pet portraits on her helenashleydesigns website.

Helen manages The Art Room and its Art Roomies. She also teaches.  You can Visit Helens websites –  or

Sofia Leigh – Hair and Make up Stylist :

Sofia Leigh – Hair and Make up Stylist

International Hair and Makeup stylist and Company Director – Sofia Leigh – began her career professionally in 2007 after completing her Diploma in Hair | Makeup and SFX styling; since then she has been fortunate enough to have worked alongside a number of diverse Photographers | Networks | Publications and Media Groups.

Some of Sofia’s major clients have included:

  • Harper’s Bazaar
  • Vogue Italia | Australia
  • WINK Models
  • Toni and Guy Australia
  • Dyson Australia
  • X Factor Australia
  • Sydney Dance Company

Sofia has also had the pleasure of working with Australia’s top creative’s, these have included:

  • Weave Dibden-Neck (Fashion Designer)
  • Martin Bray (Makeup artist)
  • Taryn Williams (CEO + Entrepreneur)
  • Rafael Bonachela (Artistic director)
  • Becca Gilmartin (Makeup artist)

In 2018 – Sofia expanded her Styling Services to Melbourne | QLD | New Zealand and transformed the SOFIA LEIGH Brand into a Creative Agency to assist other artists in expressing their artistic abilities and creative talents.

Chee Lam Design :

Chee Lam Design

Chee Lam Design (CLD) is a Sydney-based studio with a strong focus on producing creative, unique and thoughtful design outcomes that are specific to a project’s program, people and place.

Under the leadership of Chee Lam, CLD undertakes architecture, interiors and design projects across the commercial, public and residential spectrum, with a particular focus on delivering commercial interior environments.

The studio has over 20 years experience in the industry, across all phases of the design process, from developing briefs and concept designs through to project realization, including client liaison, team and consultant coordination, detail documentation and delivery.

Chee’s passion for design in all its forms and excellent communication skills coupled with an ability to apply creative thinking across disciplines allows the studio to comfortably work on projects that range from architecture, interiors and exhibitions to designing for film and theatre.

The studio maintains an open and collaborative relationship with its network of past project partners and consultants to enable the delivery of projects of varying type, scale and complexity.

Chee is registered with the NSW Architects Registration Board and is a Green Star Associate with the Green Building Council of Australia. He is also a part-time academic, lecturing and tutoring within the Faculty of the Built Environment at UNSW.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss any projects that you may have over a coffee.