I come from a creative background, my dad is an abstract artist who taught textile design, and he has been a sculptor and painter. My mum used to make her own clothes. I grew up with art all around me, drawing and making models out of clay with my sisters, and my dad kept his loom in the living room. After I tried all sorts of creative materials and techniques at college I started using paints for the first time and never looked back.
My degree in Art & Aesthetics brought me into contact with many types of art practice, I learned why I wanted to paint and what I was trying to be as an artist. I then began to teach myself the technical skills I needed to paint like the artists I so admired. A few of my favourite artists include: my dad, Cezanne, Georgia O’Keeffe, Vermeer, Durer, Graham Sutherland, Magritte, Dali, Euan Uglo and David Tindle.