25 years ago I left college with A levels in Design & History of Art and a BA Hons in Fine Art. I exhibited Junglescape at the Phoenix in Exeter, sold two paintings to friends and was commissioned to paint a horse portrait. As a divorced parent of two young children I became a Primary School Teacher and carried on doing a bit here and there. A few years ago my teaching assistant bought Junglescape and now I have finished full time teaching in order to pursue 'a more creative life'.

I paint, draw, sketch, illustrate, design, knit, stitch, sew and.... observe. I watch and look at everything. I wonder and marvel at everything. I love lush colour and exotic shapes. I record things in a way that means something to me but also becomes something exciting to look at and live with.

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Antony Gormley Field for the British Isles Volunteer / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2009-08-27T00:00:00Z">Thu 27 Aug 2009</span>Antony Gormley Field for the British Isles Volunteer / Thu 27 Aug 2009

In pursuit of my more creative life, I volunteered to install, steward and pack away Field. It was a very special experience. I met some lovely people and had inspiring conversations with the visitors to Field. I have st...