Was creativity part of your childhood?
Oh yes! I was always drawing and making things - cloths, hats, animals, I sometimes sold these in the local Art's centre and one of my animal creations was on the front desk in a Saturday morning children's show! :-)
I still make plenty things now!
Do you have a favourite picture book or recall one of the first picture books you saw?
One very big influence was a children's programme where Quentin Blake drew the story he was telling.I couldn't believe he could create these characters immediately and so well. I tried to copy him and the fantastic outlines that Herge used for Tin Tin.
Describe your working technique and how you came to perfect it.
I'm still perfecting my technique, I think a true artist is always striving to improve and always fascinated by new mediums. I'm currently enjoying playing with gouache and exploring lettering and faces
What do you do in your spare time?
Oh spare time! I absolutely love sketching by the sea, and walking, I play a little guitar and drum with a samba band. I'm very interested in permaculture and anything that teaches me more sustainable ways of living... even learning simple tecniques to up-cycle clothes
How do you overcome a creative block?
I never have them truly! Every single thing I see can be drawn or painted!