HI ALL AND WELCOME TO MY PIECE OF THE WORLD.
Art, to me, is not just a skill, but a way of life. For as long as I can remember I have use art as a form of escapism. To me, art is life, when I am creating something I feel truly alive. It has given me a voice and a passion and has helped me express myself as a human being.
Though I have always had an artistic calling. It wasn't till I was 24 that I decided to go to university to study art and in 2000 I graduated from Victoria University (VUT) with a Diploma in visual arts.
After graduating from VUT I decided to continue my art training and I applied for a position at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). To my surprise I was selected out of hundreds of applicants to be one of 25 first year visual arts students. Though VCA was really hard going, I managed to graduate in 2003 with my Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Since graduating from VCA, I have been published in several books and have had exhibitions both in galleries and online.
But the hardest thing in life I have ever had to face is my mental health issues. for years I have suffered from crippling Depression, anxiety. This has (unfortunately) led me to attempt suicide on more than one occasion.
I am not telling you this for pity or for you to feel sorry for me. I am telling you because it is the truth and truth is the one thing I value more than anything else in this world.
Though life still has its challenges, I AM A SURVIVOR. The world is mine for the taking. Its time to make every day count.
LIFE IS WONDERFUL, GET USED TO IT ;)
Thank you for taking the time to view my work and I promise that there is allot more to come.