I was a creative child and I started drawing and painting at the age of 8. My school noticed that I was good at art and gave me encouragement.
I achieve an A grade for my GCSE in Art. I then went to college and started an A Level in Art. I went on to study Scientific Illustration. At this point, I became unwell.
Whilst I was unwell, I still practiced Art whenever I could. Six years ago, I completed the first year of a Fine Art degree. I then went on to complete a full degree in Illustration.
Although I am still receiving treatment for my mental health, I continue to practice art every day and I find that it helps me with my recovery.
I like a well-executed, photo-realistic style and I tend to work in 30/40 inches on art board. When I paint, I use Designers Gouache, but I still like to work in graphite.
I enjoy the process of creating art work and I am happy with the end result. My art work reminds me that, despite my barriers, I still have creativity and talent and I can create professional work that others enjoy.