Well, I suppose it’s like anything. you just become interested in something, or you get that one teacher at school tell you that you are actually quite good at something! Well, at Primary and Secondary School I was the go to girl if you needed something drawn. As the years went on, the drawing became more serious and I studied Art and Graphic Design at GCSE and then on it went to College and Degree. But… the drawing with all the paints, crayons and marker pens dwindled and in came the camera!
Don’t get me wrong, I did some seriously awesome drawings along the way and the projects at Uni, were odd, but creative to say the least! I also met some great influential teachers who would inspire and encourage. So that’s where it started!
After Uni and some random and not so random jobs, I went on my travels. And I mean travels! I went to Peru to do a jungle Conservation Project in the Amazon Jungle. Yeah, I know, totally random! So in amongst our daily activities of monitoring monkeys and searching for the poisnous dart frog (after dark by torch light I might add!) (I never did find him!) looking for tarantulas in pineapple plants and having a close encounter with a Fur de Lance snake (if you want to know how dangerous they are, here’s the link (not one for my parents to read!). I just wanted to get close enough to get a good photo! Oh, and I met my husband there, nearly forgot that bit! (He’s isn’t Peruvian, before you ask! 🙂 He is from Somerset!)
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