I studied art at high school, dabbled in pottery after that and then fell into printmaking in 2008. I wrote and sold handmade kids’ books, then sold reproduced canvas prints, cards etc at markets, then moved to exhibiting original works that usually contained my writing in one way or another.
I went through a bit of a rough patch and laid down my tools for about three years, only picking them back up in 2020. Being an artist is part of who I am, and I am a better person when I am creating. But I am hoping to be a better person still, by working my social beliefs into my artworks – by putting words, art and equity together.
Art does many things – it can decorate walls, tug on people’s heartstrings, and sometimes make the world look nicer. It can also make people think and learn and help change the world – that is what I am after this time round.