I’m a self-taught painter/sculptor, I left school when I was 15 and found myself homeless. I’m still on my recovery journey from CPTSD. I also have some vision issues but I have to make stuff so I do. I haven’t shown my work publicly before now but in recent years kind and supportive friends have let me loose to run sculpture and also ceramic workshops for local art students. They also supported me to do some art and design teaching work at a college. One of my workshops created an oversize, figurative statue that’s on permanent display in the grounds of the college, so that worked out all round. Since I was very young I’ve painted and also made stuff to explore and express my experiences, memories and emotions. And what I create is what speaks to me on a gut level. The content of my work can be of anything – a fleeting image from a ‘scape I see as I whiz by in a car, a sense of convergence rather than edges, a form, a mood or atmosphere, an arrangement of lines, shapes and spaces I’ve encountered on a walk, a texture or colour – that I feel the need to make tangible. Really, whatever is meaningful and important to me, moves me to create that day and, that I can’t express in any language but visual. Currently, I’m interested in geographies, especially edges and boundaries. I am also working as a volunteer project manager and designer for an outdoor labyrinth set in a tranquil community garden for a mental health charity and I’m really thrilled to be involved in it.