I am a Graphic Designer by day, and an aspiring artist, by night. I spend much of my free time either, drawing, painting or studying techniques and styles. I am, I hope, a little more exciting than I sound... I've always had a passion for art throughout my life, but it wasn't until about 12 years ago, that I really started to put a lot of effort into attempting to get better at it. I'm only here once in this life, and I would like to show myself, and more importantly, my children, that life is yours for the shaping. As it stands at the moment, art is my armour against the humdrum of life, it takes my mind off crushing routine, and it reminds me there is actually more than 9-5, soap operas and taxes. I love it, and it encourages me to be a better parent, lead by example, even if my kids end up having no artistic leanings and enjoy and nurture their talents.