I can say that my interest in art started from a very early age - I have always drawn. I was never happier than when I had a pencil and paper and when that ran out it was any available space, even newspaper margins! I took my art outdoors too - every flagstone of the pavement in our street in that South Wales valley where I grew up, deserved a picture. When chalk was in short supply I utilised other materials - stones, fragments of slate, brick and of course coal all of which offered interesting textures and colours.
"Compromising develops imagination and vision"
I think improvising and exploring what I had available to me greatly influenced my work today. Compromising develops imagination and vision. Seeing potential in something that would normally be overlooked to me is fascinating. In my work I like to appreciate what I have around me. I put colour in the colourless, and a charm in modest surrounding. I try not to conform to a particular style, so my work remains varied both in subject and medium.
I was lucky enough to study art as a mature student, firstly at Bridgend College where I gained a distinction and then later an Honours Degree at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff. After a long break, finally, I now have a studio of my own and have been fortunate enough to exhibit my work with Kevin Sinnott at Studio 18 in his "Scale" exhibition.