It all began with a hot cup of lemon tea on a murky January evening 2018. I've been drawing most of my life but it never occurred to me to do it professionally. Instead of pursuing my dream of becoming an artist and illustrator I went on to study Biology and then trained as an Operating Department Practitioner, which I now do full-time working for the NHS. Slurping through the last honey-sweet sip of tea I picked up a sketchbook and a pencil and drew what would become the first of the 365 steps to realizing my dream of becoming a professional artist.
Since the beginning of the challenge I've been experimenting with different media to find my own voice in the world of art. As a part of the challenge I also went to Florence to attend a portrait painting workshop run by one of my favourite artists, Cesar Santos. Following the trip, from the confinement of a dining table in the living room I moved onto renting a studio space where I dedicate time to creating during days off work. Since then I showed my work twice at Wimbledon Art Fair, participated in numerous en plein air events, and took part at a group exhibition at Putney Arts Theatre. And I'm not planning on stopping there.