Growing up in a small village with nothing much to do, the sense of escapism that stories had to offer was magical for me. When I got older a different aspect of storytelling attracted me: listening to narratives of other people’s lives. I became a (children’s) psychologist. But, in these listening years I missed expressing myself. I slowly changed careers, started an illustration practice and, after a summer school at the Cambridge School of Art, joined the MA, where everything clicked.
I was known as ‘the commuter’. Flying up and down to Cambridge has been the biggest adventure of my life. Maybe it was always literally being with my head in the clouds that has made my work develop more poetically than I imagined.