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    WHERE TO BEGIN?

    Begin at the beginning. I’d always loved drawing: and when I discovered at the age of 12, that there were Saturday morning classes at the local art college  I went. I didn’t think it necessary to ask anyone, I just did it, every week until I was able to leave school. Then I went to see the principal, asked if I could come full-time: and, after looking at my folder of work, he said yes. There was BIG trouble at school, at my career interview, when I told them I knew what I was going to do, I was going to art college! Best two years ever – Rochdale College…

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    Why blog?

    Why blog? I guess it’s a way to externalise the voices in the head. I’m sure I’m not alone in running a constant internal discussion: ideas, observations, rants, arguments, plans: we all do it. The only way to get them out of there safely, and make space for more, is to write them down, paint them or make music with them. You could talk about them to friends and family but pretty soon you’d be seeing glazed looks all around you. Surprisingly, not everyone is as fascinated as you are by the Fibonacci sequence; why yeast makes bread rise; or which pigments in combination would create that particular shade of…