No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Most children can’t wait to grow up. In school we get asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” No one mentions along with height, lack of parents and more independence, you also get loaded with responsibility, taxes and the stress of a 9-5 job which, at some point, you will probably hate. The childhood dream fades and reality takes over. Peter Pan has it easy.
My work revolves around escapism. I refuse to see reality as it is, believing if you scratch away that surface the world can be whatever you want it to be, and be a better place. In the end a story, picture or performance doesn’t just have to be what it is on the surface. Through these means anyone is able to express an emotion or opinion on a subject. My creative arts practice involves illustration because through comics/manga I am able to tell a story and try and show things and people in a better light. I can let my characters be who they want to be, without judgement, they can be superheroes, villains or the person who needs saving I create these worlds and stories communicating what people look like on the inside rather than the aesthetic looks of the outside.
Outside the art-
I am a published fictional author (Published 2011)
Also I star in a, “Melodramady,” Webseries called Shadazzle, http://www.daffadillies.co.uk/shadazzle/.
Shadazzle has been mentioned in Rotherham Advertiser, Barnsley Chronicle and also a few members of the cast were invited to talk on BBC Radio Sheffield.