I have always been interested in ways in which the arts can be used therapeutically. I took a degree course in Fine Art at Plymouth University in the early 1990s, and my dissertation explored the subject of art and healing. Before my degree course, I worked in a law centre in London and also for the United Nations in Sudan and in Hong Kong representing asylum seekers in immigration appeals. My early prints reflected my interest in social action, but I became frustrated by the way in which my representational imagery attempted to tell a literal story. I became more focused on abstraction, which ...


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