Ever since I can remember, I have always had a fascination with art. Unfortunately, I was never particularly studious as a kid, so I didn't properly learn technical skills. I found ways of approaching laying down an image, making more accurate marks, such as using a clear piece of plastic attached to a crudely reshaped coat hanger and a torch to project images to a canvas or board. Somehow, through trial error and accident, I managed to sell a good few pieces of work. I work in the catering industry, serving, and working with a vast variety of people every day, so I see lots of faces. Faces communicate without us being conscious of it. We are hard wired to pick up on subtle movements, shapes, and expressions to help us form an idea about the person we are looking at. A face can make us want to engage, or react, embrace or reject approach or flee, so much about being human, our psychology our behaviour our social networking is built around what we see. A mere fleeting glance can be the difference between love and loathing. This is why I love portraiture, and I will forever work on improving, adjusting and working out new ways to represent and communicate the human spirit.