I began my working life as an Apprentice at a Structural Engineering Company, I attended college to study for BTEC and HNC in Structural Engineering. I went on to work as a Draughtsperson mainly using the old technique of manually drawing the plans on a drawing board. In 1990 the industry was moving into using Computer Aided Design for all their design purposes, and the programs were very basic and time-consuming, I felt at that time it took away the craftsmanship and we were being replaced by machines, so in 1991 I left to follow my ambition of becoming a professional singer/songwriter, which was something I had done as a hobby since the age of 12.
I became a professional singer/songwriter and released songs and albums in the charts and dance charts from 1992 to 2012. I am proud to say I have a small part in pop history, being picked for the original line up of The Spice Girls (Touch) only to be replaced by Mel C.
After many years of traveling and a successful career as a singer, I settled into a full-time job in 1998 working for a musical development program run by the government called New Deal for Musicians. My job was the development of new musicians/ songwriters/bands/DJs and Singers and to provide them with everything they need to enter the music industry as professionals.
In 2001 I set up my own performance school called Stage C.A.M.P Cardiff Academy of Music and Performance, I had many performances and music programs running in various locations and Schools in South Wales. The projects I created gave young people opportunities to write and stage their own musicals under the guidance of a creative team. The company went from strength to strength and helped develop musicals and performances with over 3000 young people aged between 7-18 between 2001 – 2013.
I have delivered and created Film, Music, and Animation Creative Arts Programs for Major Music Community Youth Project, Cardiff Adult and Youth Education, Bridgend Youth Services, YMCA, and Vale of Glamorgan Youth Services.
In 2013 I decided to become the student rather than the teacher and I embarked on a Foundation Course in Art and Design with the objective of adding new creative techniques to my knowledge base. Unaware of where this new knowledge would take me, I progressed to BA Hons in Fine Art and I am currently studying for my MFA due to graduate Sept 2019.
My development within Fine Art has guided me through a process of rediscovery of my passion for sound, visualizing sound, and transposing sound into visual. Please visit Artist Statement
I produce artworks using a variety of multimedia and materials to create graphic art, paintings, prints, sculpture, surface designs for wallpapers and textiles, sound and visual installations.