I began my working life as an apprentice at a Structural Engineering Company, I attended college to study for Btec and HNC in Structural Engineering. I went on to work as a Draughts person mainly using the old technique of manually drawing the plans on a drawing board. In 1990 the industry was moving into using Computer Aided Design for all their design purposes, and the programs were very basic and time consuming, I felt at that time it took away the craftsmanship I had learnt and we were being replaced by machines so in 1991 I left to follow my ambition of becoming a professional singer/songwriter, which was something I had done as a hobby since the age of 12.
I became a professional singer/songwriter and released songs and albums in the charts and dance charts from 1992 to 2012. After many years of travelling and a successful career as a singer, I settled into a full time job in 1998 working for a musical development program run by the government called New Deal for Musicians. My job was to review and develop new musicians to create and source job opportunities for them. In 2001 I set up my own performance school called Stage C.A.M.P Cardiff Academy of Music and Performance, I had many performance and music programs running in various locations and Schools in South Wales . The projects I created gave young people opportunities to write and script their own musicals under the guidance of a creative team. The company went from strength to strength and help develop the musical and performance skills of over 3000 young people aged between 7-18 between 2001 – 2005.
Since 2005 I have continued to work with Young People aged between 11-25 for Bridgend Youth Services, The Vale Youth Services and Cardiff. I have run music projects, film and animation projects and also courses in schools on European Youth Rights . I have worked with Young Offenders, Mental Health Issues, NEETS, and young people not in the school system. I have my Youth Worker level 1,2,3 I hold an ONC in CHILD counselling. I continue my work within Music Development and am currently working with a project called Major Music/YMCA.
In my work I use various sound software programs which include pro tools and cubase. I work with animation using stop frame in Elements and also a more basic program when working with young children called Zu3D, I use Photoshop extended for graphic applications and photography, and I use Rhino for 3d design work. I produce art works through sculpture, paint, print, 3d printing, 3d scanning, textiles, wall paper and print designs, and graphic designs.
I have been studying BA Hons in Fine Art at Cardiff Metropolitan University. My main body of work is the sonification of physical matter, turning sound into visuals and researching Brain Computer Interface Technology to create interactive, performance, and installation art, that will also be used in clinical innovation for people with motor and communication disabilities.