I can’t remember a time that I didn’t want to be an artist. As a pre-schooler I was always to be found up in my room quietly drawing and colouring, before quickly progressing onto my first mural aged 9. On pulling back the clothes on the rail of my bedroom cupboard, my mum was met face to face by a giant three foot Garfield the cat painted on my wall!! My teenage years were spent hanging out in the school art department (regardless of what class I was supposed to be at) and it was there that Mr Alston my wonderful art teacher directed and nurtured my love of art. College and Uni followed and on completing my degree in Community Arts my love of creating art in the community had been well and truly set. I just LOVE art and I LOVE working with people.
Young carers, young offenders, refugees, children in care, disabled people, the list goes on. The exhilaration and anticipation when I get that call for a new project, it’s just immense. The process of working with a group, exploring what people want, thinking of how we’re going to achieve it, together, as a group…it’s a brilliant feeling! And the results… although wonderful, vibrant and aesthetically pleasing, well that’s just the product. The real joy is in the process. The conversations, the laughs, the confidence, the enthusiasm. Community Arts is relevant, it makes a difference.
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