About me as Artist
I have from a very young age produced drawings and paintings. One of my earliest memories was when I was four years old, and I was lying on my bed thinking that the wall in front of me looked so bare. As I had recently been given some oil crayons, I proceeded to deliriously draw an abstract mural. As you can imagine, my parents were not best pleased with my first artistic endeavours, as they had to set about repainting the wall!
At school I did Art for an A-level, and then studied at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
I worked at the University of Warwick for 5 years, as the in-house University architect, up until 2014. This experience I found fantastic and a privilege, but I started to miss the creativity, because my role became more of a Project manager than as a designer. I therefore made the very difficult decision to leave the University and find a better outlet for my talents.
My efforts to find a more creative role in an architectural practice proved unfruitful, so a few years later I set myself up as an artist, and returned to what inspires me, which is painting pictures.