My Art College training taught me the skills I needed for my career but my years as a Green monk opened my heart so I could feel again. Otherwise I would have been churning out clever but soulless art. Also I learnt a very different approach to creating art, which I still use today.
I trained as an Illustrator at Eastbourne Art College and began my career as a Graphic Designer before becoming disillusioned with the commercialisation of art and the world in general. So I began my quest for a deeper meaning and purpose in life. I imagined myself traveling East to India but met some fellow Soul travelers nearer to hand in Kentish Town, London.
In 1983 we formed a Green Monastery, where we practiced Gurdjieff Work and used a unique archetype system as an inner road map to guide us on our way. I now felt safe and could unravel and explore my inner world in peace.