I come from a background of a BA hons degree Graphic Design and about a 15-year term working in animation, primarily 2D illustrative animation for clients such as the BBC and Channel 4 as well as various TV titles and programme inserts. I then moved more into doing illustration work, working in a variety of different styles, painting, collage, drawing, mosaic and ceramic. When working on animation commissions each job has a different feel, so it was natural to take this freedom of working into my illustration work. I find storytelling an important aspect of the images that I work on as well as social comment, the environment and people. I am also currently doing a Practice of Painting degree with the Open College of Arts.