In my time I've done a lot of creative work. I've been a goldsmith and taught jewellery making for 15 years, I've worked as an artist painting nudes, portraits and large semi-abstract landscapes. I've worked as a therapist and coach helping people with long term depression, anxiety and stress. I've even taught psychic skills based on the research I did when I was training and working as a therapist.
In 2017 I published an audiobook 'The Practical Mystic - A Guide to Psychic and Intuitive Skills' that sells online, mostly in America, to this day. As a result of that research I worked as a medium in a few Spiritualist Churches and enjoyed doing psychic fairs where I did readings for the public.
All these things have been great fun but latterly, in my mid 50s I decided to pull my skills together under one banner and do an MA in Illustration part time at the University of Gloucestershire. This was a wonderful decision and gave me the freedom to explore just what I wanted to do with all the skills I had and how I could take them in a new direction.
So now I find myself exploring new ideas, concepts and forms for my work in books, artist's books, and painting plein air and in my studio. This gives me the chance to not only make things and satisfy the craftsman in me but also to write and do all the drawings and illustrations for my writing.
Painting and drawing have consumed most of my life as a passion and a vocation. So to also be out in the wild winds, cold and heat while working is literally a breath of fresh air.