So what does it mean to live authentically; to thrive creatively?

This much I know: happiness begins with a beautiful mind; and a beautiful mind comes from inner peace, wisdom and being true to who we are.

So often, creativity is pigeon-holed;

boxed up and presented in such a perfect, pristine way – But the creativity I believe in is more truthful and allows much greater freedom than that. It carries colour, light and movement. It reflects our emotions. It deepens our minds and opens our hearts. It is the magic found in scribbled, discarded notes; It is imperfect; but those very imperfections make it wondrous.

Beautiful living doesn’t mean imitating what others tell us is perfect;

it is a state of mind. It is casting off doubt and fear and instead opening our eyes to the endless possibilities this life has to offer. Joy. Adventure. Boldness. Uniqueness…..

I am happiest when

in my artistic flow, whether I have my guitar, camera, colour chart, paintbrush or script in hand. I am a firm believer in creative freedom – and that means embracing my eclecticism rather than conforming to what others may have expected of me.

For too long, I felt obliged to

adopt a label. To be ‘something’. But now I realise I don’t need to choose between my greatest loves, or that by choosing to pick up my camera I am neglecting my painting or my acting. The arts co-exist beautifully, you see. They intermingle, influence and intertwine to create something unique.


My Style is 

Elegant, un-done, imperfect, organic, natural, luminous. Never forced. Never artificial. I don’t follow the crowd. I guess thats how I see my works, with a voice and life of their own.

Likewise, I have learnt that style isn’t contrived or perfect.

Instead, it is what exists when things are beautifully undone. When we stop trying so hard and step back to observe the magic we can create from being who we are.



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