I once said my artist's statement should read "I'm more about the ideas than the execution."
I once thought I'd only ever work in sculpture.
I once assumed that being successful would be easy.
I know now that I will always have more ideas than I can see through.
I know now thatn I enjoy and revel in working in different media.
I know now that being an artist is hard.
The usual statement would go... I went to the university of.. But really that's not important.
I live, work and love the North East which I have made my home, but I'm passionate about travelling to new places. Experiencing and sharing them with others is what drives me, when I don't want to be locked away in my studio and left alone!
Being an artist is not what I do, it's who I am.
I've had the joy of working collaboratively with some great artists and friends, sparking ideas off each other and creating works and curating exhibitions I have been proud to be a part of. I've also had the privilege of talking and discussing ideas with people whose work I admire, it's all part of the great scheme of creativity.
And now for the fact part... I know you want to know...
Took part in a number of book/postcard/contribution exhibtions, books, magazines in the interim. And sold work privately from my stock or on commission.