After becoming injured and unable to work in physically active jobs I've had to try and rebuild my life using other skills. My two loves have always been art and sport. People have always said I should write a book about my adventures but having little confidence in my writing skills I've never dared to do it. Now, being forced to change lifestyle, I've committed to put my creative skills to the test by illustrating a children's book about my run across Africa.
The book will contain pictures of various African animals. So far I have drawn a giraffe, an elephant and a warthog. They are all drawn using colour pencils which is my favourite medium. These pictures are so lovely that I decided to make them into prints for people to buy.
One of my other main passions in life is rock climbing. No longer being able to stand for long enough pain free, I had to give up my job as a climbing instructor. But still wanting to be involved in this amazing sport I have created some lovely rock climbing inspired art available for you to buy.
Whilst I’ve been living in Manchester I’ve been inspired by the worker bee symbol of the city. I’ve created some detailed pen and colour pencil artwork incorporating bees. I’ve had so much fun making this art. I love the swirls and I love yellow! My favourite colour!