I've been a practising artist and writer for twenty years and have worked professionally as an illustrator, photographer, performance artist, filmmaker, author and poet. During this time my fiction and poetry have been published in print, online and in anthologies & my prize winning stories performed on stage. My art performances, photographs, films, site-specific texts and installations have been exhibited in the UK and Holland. I have a BA (1st Class Hons) in Fine Art and an MA (Distinction) in Creative Writing.
I first began meditating in yoga class when I was a teenager and soon discovered mindfulness meditation - at which point I decided I'd come home. You could say that mindfulness practice and creative practice have been the two loves of my life, mindfulness teaching me more about creativity, creativity teaching me more about mindfulness. I went away and studied art and writing, I went on retreats and lived in a dharma community. Then I became a teacher - and I brought mindfulness to this practice too. Mindfulness and the Art of Drawing published, by Leaping Hare press came out in 2015, and I'm currently writing two more books on creative mindfulness.