On leaving school Lianne began her working life as an Apprentice at a Structural Engineering Company, she studied for a BTEC and HNC in Structural Engineering. Lianne went on to work as a Draughts-person mainly using the old technique of manually drawing the plans on a drawing board. In 1990 the industry began moving further into using technology and Computer-Aided Design for all their design purposes but the programs were very basic and time-consuming. Lianne felt that the technology removed the physical aspect of a pen to paper and craftsmanship and that it was being replaced by machines, so in 1991 she took a leap of faith and left the industry to follow her ambition of becoming a professional singer/songwriter. She had been involved in music and TV whilst at school, since the age of 12.
After leaving her early career she became a professional singer/songwriter, releasing songs and albums in the charts and dance charts from 1992 to 2012.
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After many years of traveling and a successful career as a singer, she settled into a full-time job in 1998 working for a musical development program run by the government called New Deal for Musicians. Her job required her to manage the development of new musicians/ songwriters/bands/DJs and singers and to provide them with the relevant support and training needed to enter the music industry as a professional.
In 2001 Lianne set up a performance school called Stage C.A.M.P, Cardiff Academy of Music and Performance. She managed and developed many performances, original musicals, and music programs running in various locations within Schools in South Wales. The projects she created gave young people opportunities to write and stage their own musicals under the guidance of professionals within the music industry. 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.
Lianne developed and delivered Creative Arts and Music projects for many Government and Educational Youth Projects with a focus on using The Creative Arts to Improve Mental Health.
In 2012 Lianne developed a rare condition called Spasmodic Dysphonia, which affects the vocal cords and speech, this condition can make communication very difficult. Due to her communication disability, she decided to become the student rather than the teacher and embarked on a Foundation Course in Art and Design intending to add new creative techniques to her knowledge base. Unaware of where this new knowledge would take her, she continued her education and progressed to BA (hons) in Fine Art and then further on to an Masters of Fine Art.
Lianne’s development within Fine Art reignited her passion for sound and she began a journey of discovery and research, visualizing sound, and transposing sound into visuals. Lianne says “Word is not the only way we connect or communicate, we are connecting and communicating through a universal language of frequency and vibration. The negative space is where the networks, connections, and communications take place, the human eye is not developed to be able to decode and visualize it. Please visit Artist Statement
She uses a variety of processes to create her work that includes technology, science, and the more traditional processes such as print, photography, paint, sculpture, film, and sound.
Lianne’s vocal issues are now improved after having major Cervical Spinal Surgery and she is back teaching and presenting courses and projects.
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Lianne’s art practice/studio is situated in the popular area of Cardiff Bay.
Visits are welcome. Covid rules apply.