I was born in Llansamlet, Swansea, educated at Ysgol Lônlas and Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera, before going on to study art in Swansea and Cardiff. I taught art for 12 years and became a full time painter in 2017. Although the themes are varied, they are based on the buildings and topography of South West Wales – the coastline, the villages, the mountains and the chapels. They are all areas that I have an emotional connection to. I find the way in which the light plays across the landscape particularly exciting. My preferred medium is acrylic, beginning initially with a specific location in mind but there comes a point of departure where the paint application creates its own narrative.