As a child, I was inspired by walks with my father to woodland and wasteland. Stumbling on graffiti at an abandoned railway station, I felt there was something mystical in seeing larger-than-life Vaughn Bode creatures in pink and yellow, or Marilyn Monroe on the side of a railway building. I now seek to recreate this sense of awe by seeing the world through eyes of a child – cartoonish, and coming alive with colour.
My quiet, creative childhood in a small Somerset village set me up to become a self-taught artist.
I love to wander in the woods and lands of Europe, open-hearted and empty-handed, to allow myself to be confronted by what nature or cities might give me. The spontaneity and uncertainty of travel and synchronicity provides a steady infrastructure of overlapping ideas which can be woven into images.
I am inspired by music, folklore, history, crystals, flowers, nature, elemental realms, angels, meditation, theatre, film, children, flower essences, nutrition, yoga, travel, rap, rock, dance, parties, silence and most of all friendship, romance and love.
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but then my dad died and that was just utterly horrible and I was in shock for like forever and we lost our home and everything was horrible and my magical lovely clear mind started to get all plagued by horrible stuff and fears and darkness and I could relate less and less to other ‘humans’,but before that happened I kind of crystalised it (the awakened feeling)into what I eventually named AEON ( or it named itself) .
Which meant I had a place where I could always go cos I kinda knew I had no home anywhere , anymore.
I dropped out of Uni and was living in Brighton as I had gone there having decided to become a rapper, and there was a Huge hiphop/grafitti thing exploding there which was amazing at the time and got hugely influenced by that, and was one of my most prolific times , then I moved to the west and eventually the south of Ireland,also started to be very aware of energy and metaphysics and learned reiki and mediation and stuff like that – well actually i learned meditation much younger like when i was doing GCSEs and my dad was into it so that had something to play a part too.I just would feel huge bursts of energy coming thru me and it was like an upstoppable surge where the art would just pour thru and sometimes i would just be making art for 10 hours straight without even looking up and this went on for days ,weeks months at a time. plus I never really know what the finished piece is gonna look like so I can never be disappointed. Plus it became like a kind of therapy for me in a way.