13 September – 3 October 2023
“I am a local artist and Portsmouth has given me a lot of inspiration. l have always been drawing from a very early age. I always enjoyed art at school. I studied at Portsmouth Sixth form college and I achieved City and Guilds in Computer studies. I enjoyed my time at Portsmouth College of Art learning as much as I could. I worked in Portsmouth Dockyard, as a store-man. I had always been a carer for my disabled father. Art has been therapeutic for me, helping me to cope with depression which I have suffered most of my life.
After leaving school I did art and photography at the youth training scheme, then I worked various cleaning jobs. Unfortunately as an artist, I had extremely difficulties to continue my work and production. I struggled at school and college with my illness, I retreated into the world I’ve created, based on books I’ve read, music and popular culture. My main aim is now to share this world with other people and to counteract depression and illness with the joy of colour and narrative.”