- High Wycombe, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
In 1974, at the age of three and three quarters, my mother and father packed a case load of flares and loud printed t-shirts and dragged me off to live in the land of the Elephants,more...In 1974, at the age of three and three quarters, my mother and father packed a case load of flares and loud printed t-shirts and dragged me off to live in the land of the Elephants, South Africa. After discovering there were no elephants at the airport, I spent my childhood barefoot in the bush looking for them, in between hours curled up with a book.
I returned to England with my parents and younger brother at sixteen to escape the rising political unrest.
After my very cool art teacher encouraged my talent, I decided to study illustration. I had a number of illustrations printed but got a real job working for a hand-painted tile company as a designer and manager for eight years.
After I was made redundant I decided to march to the beat of my own drum, I managed to carve a respectable living for myself painting tile murals for rich women obsessed with farm animals.
However, when my two children came along, I no longer had fifty hours a week to paint. These small creatures were the new love in my life and I wanted to give everything to them. My amazing little people gradually awoke the child in me. The result two years later is “The Scarlet Shard
Area Covered: Writing
Work Experience Summary: I am currently a full time mum turning her hand to new creative projects. I have spent the last two years of my spare time (what's that when you're a mum?) writing my first childrens novel.
I have previously work as a Design and Production Manager for a hand painting tile company with designs in a major High Street Department Store.I went freelance after redundancy, producing tile murals and individual tiles for people with money to burn.
Turning forty recently and a rough start to the year has led me to want to re-define myself outside of children and home. Help!
Degree: HND Illustration
Field of Study: Image Making using different mediums
University / College: West Herts