After completing my studies in Art & Design, then working in a warehouse for 6 months, I decided to live one of my dreams, and that was to go travelling. I initially was only going to Australia for one year. However once the year had concluded I didn't want to return home, and so I continued. I ended up spending the next 20 years travelling the globe and now I have travelled to 55 countries seeing many wonders and gaining invaluable experience and knowledge. I obviously had to work along the way, so I picked up cash in hand jobs, bar work, restaurant, security and English teaching jobs. I finally ended up teaching art in Hong Kong and when my visa ended I came back home to a strange place I didn't know or recognise anymore. So much had changed and the requirements just to get a simple basic job was astounding! this rather forced me to pursue my other dream and that was to become a full-time artist and set up my own studio and possibly teach art again, here.