I was born in North East Lincolnshire and grew up loving the coastal landscape and the sea. I have always had an eye for design and creativity and was always encouraged to channel those juices into projects.
During my teenage years I devoured any opportunity to create and built a lot of websites and branding for local businesses. This experience served me well as I was able to support myself through university with numerous advertising and web projects for business around the country using the internet and contacts I’d built to gain work.
I studied advertising and marketing for me degree which allowed me to apply strategy to collaterals I would produce and build a greater understanding of how to communicate through visuals and copy.
Although I studied graphics and art at GCSE, I mostly neglected traditional media for quite a while, with only a casual dabbling in comic style drawing. It wasn’t until I’d left university and had moved in with a friend that I decided to pick up the brush again, and I mostly not stopped since.
Since moving to Manchester I’ve been inspired to paint a lot more and have found myself painting a lot of scenes from my home town, a nostalgia for the sea perhaps. After I moved my horizons have greatly expanded, I play with an amazing water polo team, the Manchester Sharks, and I’ve visited far more places around the world, including an incredible trip to Hong Kong (which is where I’m standing in the photo).