By the time I finished at the Royal Latin, I had developed a fascination with Cubism and Futurism, and wished to delve deeper into 20th century art. That is when I decided to continue my studies at Oxford College of Further Education (now City of Oxford College).
I’ll never forget the first time I was in the darkroom, and seeing the image appear in the developer tray – it was like magic. From then on, I was hooked, but I still couldn’t put down the other media and entirely surrender to the camera.
For our university final degree show, I exhibited a mixture of photographic collages and video collages that tied the body of work I had produced together nicely. I was awarded a prize for one of my video pieces, Moulding Myself and ready to move on to the next part of my life.
The first event I held in Korea was a group exhibition in Yongsan, Central Seoul, entitled Art 4 Love; a collaboration between Myeongdong Art Gallery and the International Artists Community (IAC). I was fortunate enough to meet Mike Stewart and Richard Beaumont who had founded the IAC and began to establish a network with other artists and models. During the exhibition, I was fortunate enough to sell all four pieces on exhibition.