The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso
My work is always evolving and changing as I am inspired by new thoughts and ideas, sometimes my work is in response to my feelings and sometimes it is made to escape them.
I believe the role of art in my life is always evolving and changing yet stays as a constant part of who I am.
I want my work to be accessible to all, I believes art, craft and design bring meaningful depth into people’s everyday lives and that art can be a subtle accompaniment or an obtrusive reminder of emotions, feelings, and thoughts.
I feel it is important to encourage creativity in the young the old and all those in-between, as I belive it is a positive enrichment to all.
Creative thinking is a hugely important tool which supports learning in many different areas as well as emotional understanding and self-reflection.
I have had a personal journey with the difficulties that mental heath issues can cause and I believe art has been a key player in the journey to my recovery and helped me to find strength in an ever-changing world.
With so many people now suffering with conditions like Anxiety, Depression, and other mental health conditions, I believe now more than ever that we should be cherishing creativity and using it to enrich our lives, using craft sessions to bring people together or art to make people think about and discuss new and old ideas, or as a way to self-reflect,
"art is not just art, art is more, so much more."