I was born in Wolverhampton and schooled in Shropshire, going on to attend Wimbledon School of Art and then Birmingham School of Speech and Drama.
Most of my working life has been in the theatre – performing, devising and designing. I have witnessed, many times, the powerful and important impact that creativity such as drama, art and music can have on people. I have worked with kids in care, women in prison, young carers, asylum seekers, the emergency services, show ability adults and countless school kids of all ages, all of whom, without fail, have benefitted from the joy and positivity of creating something. There has been no exception.
I think sometimes it can be easy to underestimate or forget the power that art can have for us all. Having my son seven years ago re-awakened my love of colour and sent me on a different journey of self-exploration. If there is one common thread throughout my work it has to be colour, rather than the style or subject.
I am currently working on various commissioned work, including pet portraits, book illustrations and large abstract pieces.
I am delighted to have become a member of the WSA.