Having an affordable studio close to home allows me the space to focus on my creativity without the distractions I would normally have at home. Being surrounded by other artists is inspiring and gives me a sense of community. I work as a lecturer at Swindon college and also run an art room at a well being charity called SWADS, both my jobs allow me to be creative and I enjoy inspiring others to get involved.
At the moment my inspiration lies in ‘ the everyday’ – I have set myself the task of a drawing a day for the year and have enjoyed the challenge of interpreting mundane objects into creative works of art. My workshops at Artsite include Artsite Kidz, Make and Cake and I run alternative life drawing sessions at the Beehive pub. As well as my drawing a day I am working on collaborative makeup/body painting projects, an art residency and working towards a joint exhibition using shrines as inspiration.
With thanks to Lynette Thomas for images and compiling artist statements