I am a wildlife artist specialising in large scale mural work in schools. Childhood illness channelled me into drawing in the first place and studying zoology and conservation developed my love of the natural world. Seven years ago I took a chance on becoming an artist, not knowing how it would unfold. I love the mix of projects I now get to work on, be it in schools, hospices, at home or abroad. I have worked on conservation art projects is some unusual places, such as Mongolia and Russia. I am delighted to be a part of this upcoming festival and look forward to some new creative challenges and collaborating with other local artists.