My paintings are based upon deep emotion, meditation, and the power of light and dark. I use bold colour acrylic on canvas or stark black and white ink on canvas to create an ambience of either uplifting harmony or disturbing discord. My work depends on mood, and I use my painting as a form of expression. I have used my work as a springboard for therapeutic work with young offenders, the homeless sector, and Mental Health units as an Occupational Therapy Assistant within the NHS. I feel that creativity is essential for our wellbeing and harnessing passions such as Art, Music and being in nature are powerful healing tools. I feel Art can be an important tool for learning to express what we feel, and this can be used when words are not enough.