It's been a long and winding road to finally get a place at The Royal college of art. I gave up a 20 year career as an international makeup artist to develop my art career and take it to the next level.
I am the first person in my family to go on to study a degree in which I gained a first class honours. I always wanted to study painting at Camberwell and I am so glad I took that leap into the unknown! My work has gone from strength to strength and my practice has diversified into a more sculptural area. I have a strong vision for what I wish to achieve for future work. I have painted on the Millennium Bridge in London, covered a mountain top and ancient monuments in Italy and have a large collection of work which I would be happy to gift a chosen piece to the highest contributor.
Whilst at the RCA I will be developing an idea that will require collaboration between many specialisms and one which may take me to Japan, it will be an interactive experience for the viewer and one that is quite different to what I have done before. Having the opportunity to access the amazing facilities and knowledge at the RCA means I can be very ambitious with this project.
I have spent half this year applying for grants and scholarships but due to my age and the nature of the MA, funding has not been forthcoming.
I have already obtained a government Postgraduate loan which will cover part of my fees but for now I need that little bit of help to pay for the first term. This will free up time to raise more funding whilst I am on the course.