I then had some art therapy and I could see a similarity between my drawing style and that of Vincent van Gogh. As a result I regained my passion for art.
I then became a good friend with a neighbour, her name was Jan and she was an art teacher at the prestigious Goldsmiths University. Jan gave me good critic and we had friendly chats about art.
I then studied at Morely College in Westminster Bridge Road. I was lucky to study there under Doughlas Druce. Doughlas was in his senior years and had been taught as a young boy by an elderly pre-Raphaelite artist. He as a result was passing on Victorian techniques to his students. Next at Morely College, I studied Dynamic Art under Michelle Baharier, & then a life class under Denzil Forrester.
I then found out about Cooltan Arts. They are an arts charity in South London. At Cooltan Arts I have studied under some great art tutors learning a great deal. In particular at Cooltan Arts I studied under the artist Rossen Daskalov. He kindly taught me many Old Master painting, printing and sculpture techniques. I have created a lot of art work at Cooltan Arts and have been in many exhibitions though them.
I then met the great artist Leo Stevenson at his studio open day. He kindly answered many questions about how he works & I learned a great deal about the tricks of the trade.
For the last two years I've have been part of the CoolTan Arts poetry group. I have read my poetry with the backing classical music of the Waterloo Sinfonia, and also at Shakespear's The Globe Theatre.
Recently, I have been writing a book called, 'Stories of art material history' & it will hopefully be published in January 2015 as an e-book. All the money raised from this book is going to the charity Cooltan Arts.