Born and raised in Cardiff. I live just outside a beautiful village in the Vale of Glamorgan. I trained in Fine Art & Visual Culture in UWE - Bower Ashton, graduating in 1997. A Youth Worker with fifteen years experience - delivering personal development programmes to support young adults with challenging behaviour and learning/educational needs. I currently work full time as a Behaviour and Educational Visits Co-ordinator, in a local School for children with Special Educational Needs.
My career has given me the unique opportunity to utilise my artistic skills and experience to support young adults (NEETS) with their confidence, employability skills and lifelong learning. My current role supports children with complex emotional and cognitive educational challenges, ensuring a positive/creative learning environment for their personal/educational development whilst making a creative and positive impact on the local community.
My main inspiration comes from the natural landscape and my work is focused on memory and experience - walking, hiking and camping/bivvies within the natural environment of Wales and UK. However, I am focused on creating/recreating images of many different subject matter through observation and memory. I use simple photographic methods to record observations (Phone camera/Instagram) but I am not concerned with drawing/painting from photographs unless specifcally required.