I like looking at the world around me and the people in it, trying to understand how it works and fits together. That’s why I sketch and create art.
Professionally I work as a UX designer at the Met Office. It’s a fascinating place to design with a wide remit from helping with day to day things such as can I hang my washing out, to safety of life such as Mountain Rescue and from retail with a crisp lorry forecast (they are tall and light so more at risk with gusts) to solar flares up in space from the sun. I am still learning about new services even after working there for five years.
Nia is fusion dance with mindfulness, combining the power and precision of martial arts, expression of dance and comfort and pleasure of healing arts. I start teaching Exeter’s first Nia class in Spring 2019.
I’m modelling a fortune telling beard I created for the 2014 British Beard and Moustache Championships in Bath in this picture. In 2019 (this year in fact!) it’s the World Championship in Antwerp. It’s a thing. Admittedly a niche thing.