Artist. I work as a freelance artist. I record the world around me in a sketchbook. Some things happen quickly, like a sun setting, a person running, then it's time to speed up, but its still possible to capture anything if you want to. My studio is full of sketches!
On a larger scale I explore colour more deeply with pastels - the colours are vivid and immediate and it's exciting to throw new contrasts into a picture plane. And when I draw I'm able to notice nature around me more clearly.
For many years I've worked as a teacher in schools, for English, Art, Dyslexia and SEN, alternating with periods as a freelance artist, freeholder, and story illustrator . However the interface of creativity and school became increasingly rather ragged - such pressure on outcomes and exams. I qualified as Wellbeing Practioner, using drama, theatre and music as well as art in my practice.
Ive been interested in and worked in the area of Dyslexia for a long time and am developing resources for this.
I find the creative space that's on my own terms - without undue influence from advertisers or convention. For murals I rely a lot on memory, preparing in a sketchbook before turning to the wall for focus on the new work.
Above: Recycling Artists' Workshop, with their inventive and skillful sculptures. Karen Market Nairobi KENYA
Left 'Maasai Lady' Saida Sanaipei " ...best stall in Karen!" The fabrics and colours are fantastic. I was given sweet coffee in both places. It's really good for getting the pictures done! Karen Market
Train journey to Mombasa. The carriage was full of children, they all joined the table to paint with the my travel watercolours.
Erdington Special school.
London Mozart Players, Children's art round Missourski Pictures at an Exhibition
Our Blue Planet
Diploma Wellbeing and Therapeutic Communication with Children and Young People - Centre for Child Mental Health, IATE. UEL
Diploma SPLD Specific Learning Difficulties OCR
BEd Hons Degree Drama Froebel UEL