I’m an Artist, Travel Trekker, Photographer, Actor & Fantasy Fan.
I love life, I really love traveling, I’ve managed to get to a few far off lands since finishing my degree and I often find myself getting itchy feet to go off and explore somewhere else.
I also love to learn, and learning from people,and about people. I’m quite a social character and there is rarely a situation I will find myself lost for a conversation starter or unable to find something about a person that genuinely intrigues me.
In fact this is something that's become very important to me lately, just wanting to learn, to improve and listen.
Science, nature, and history, all fascinate me. Particularly Biology and all it’s off shoots, as a child always wanted to be an explorer with a sketchbook documenting new species of plants and critters in exotic places.
One of the most enjoyable jobs I’ve ever had was taking school kids on rock pooling trips in Torquay to learn about biodiversity.
I prefer to be outdoors whenever I can, I used to cycle a lot, and grew up on the coast where the beach was always under a five-minute walk from my home. Nowadays I get outside by going for long walks with my camera through the woods.
I’m looking for friends, travel buddies, networking and someone to cuddle up with.
Working as a freelance Artist, Illustrator & Designer.
Learning Photography & Film techniques.
Performing, amateur music & theatre.
Talking nonsense ..
...and once I get to actually open my mouth .. I guess people notice that I like to talk, .. a lot.
As a teenager I accumulated a lot of books and could polish one off a week now sadly I don’t find as much time however some of my favourite books & authors are: David Mitchell – Cload Atlas, George RR Martin – (You should know!), JRR Tolkien, Ursula Le Guin, Philip Pullman,
Oscar Wilde – ‘The Portrait of Dorian Gray’, Glen Duncan – ‘I, Lucifer’, Gabriel Maquez – ‘100 years of Solitude’, Garth Nix – ‘Sabriel’, Laurell K. Hamilton - Meredith Gentry series & Anita Blake series and my faveorite childhood substitute for HP - the Dhampir series by Barb. C.J Hendee.
I’ve also read an enjoyed R.A Salvatore and a lot of other Fantasy novels.
I tend to be drawn to films for their visuals and love films that have a really unusual plot. However I also like comedy and almost anything Fantasy & sci-fi.
Some top films I can think of for me; Salt of The Earth, The Secret life of Walter Mitty, Cloud Atlas, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Only Lovers Left Alive, Sweeney Todd, Fightclub & Frida
‘If the world were a musical, that would be fine by me!’…
I love music! Be it to dance to, paint to, relax or run to. I like everything from baroque through romanticism to modernism, pop, folk, hip hop, gothic, psychedelia, electronica and avant-garde composition.
So it does depend on what I’m doing and my mood, I have a guilty pleasure for melancholy tunes (and another for some cheesy pop).
Beats Antique, Lindsey Sterling, Nouvelle Vague, Florence & the Machine, Bjork, Woodkid, Gorilaz, No Doubt, Eurythmics, Owl City, Jared Leto, Evanesence, Kate Bush, Jefferson Airplane & an extensive list of Musical Soundtracks & Celtic Harp (folk) music.
Other entertainment I have enjoyed …..
Buffy, Rome, The Tudors, Merlin, and Game of Thrones.
‘self confessed health freak/ food snob’
I love enjoying good food, and I'm quite a good cook.
I became an ethical vegetarian because I didn’t want to be a hypocrite and have others kill an animal that I know I could not have killed myself.
I’m not particularly judgmental of others, but I enjoy it when friends or family are open to trying new things.
I love American Food. …. Maybe it’s just the portion sizes!
What I want to do with my life.
Concepts for future art projects...... and when I'm actually going to have time to do them all..