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Art

Creating space

I come from a long line of ‘makers’. My father makes cool cars and stunning houses (in his spare time) and my mother sews, knits and crotchets like a goddess. My sister’s and I were taught from a young age to use our imaginations and never let anything stop us from creating what we wanted to see in the world.

Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again. STEVE JOBS

As a child I was an unstoppable creator, but somehow, I lost my love of creating and spent many years sadly feeling that creativity was pointless and unnecessary. It took a long journey of self-introspection to realise that making stuff is part of my DNA, and if I don’t make stuff I become stagnant and unfulfilled.

So these days I create for me. I paint and write purely for the joy and pleasure of it. I hope that by recording and voicing my journey into creativity, I’ll inspire others to break through their own self-made barriers that are holding their creating back.

I’ve spent most of my life simultaneously fearing and loving my creative side. With the help of some great mentors, I’ve recently broken through most of the barriers that were stopping my creativity flow. If you feel you need support in dealing with your own creative anxieties please do contact me. I’d be happy to share tips or point you in a direction that might help.

My artwork

I’ve turning some my work into prints and gift cards – check out my shop if you’re interested. If you’d like a painting commissioned, please get in touch.

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