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I’m also a fan of places. I lived in Bath for three years and I’m fighting to move back there. I love the people, the buildings and just the pure happiness I get when I’m there.

“When I was young I thought art was all about money and snobbery but it isn’t.” Which artists do you admire? Past and present? Present artist has to be a boy from Birmingham called Jak Flash. He’s a photographer and photo artist. I modelled for him and normally I hate modelling, but I loved the outcome. He’s very edgy and controversial and likes to play with the body. I also like the French body artist Orlan. She has plastic surgery to change her features into what should be “the perfect woman”. I like the idea that the body is a blank canvas. Past Artist it’s Gustav Klimt. I love his dark and his colourful work, his use of gold and his placement of people and objects are just beautiful. How important do you think art is today in the modern climate? It keeps us alive. Without it life wouldn’t be worth living. People think it’s a problem that there are so many artists now but I think it’s a great thing. It’s a meditation, a way of expression and a hobby. I think there should be more artists in Britain and people shouldn’t be so scared to do it. When I was young I thought art was all about money and snobbery but it isn’t, once again I was lied to by the media. I’ve learnt to trust in myself...after all, it’s my art. When I get an idea...it literally itches until it’s out onto my canvas. Where can our readers see more of your work? I am arranging to show some of my new work at The Heritage Centre in Nuneaton which I shall be advertising on my website. So all are welcome. I am working together on a clothing line with my friend Dave who is and artist based in Bristol and incredibly talented. We also share a website devoted to our art. www.canvas-art.tumblr.com/

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The Kaje - Issue 3 (July 2010)  

The Kaje is all about the arts - from the upcoming and underground through to the commercial mainstream. Issue 3 takes a look at: Ballet Boy...

The Kaje - Issue 3 (July 2010)  

The Kaje is all about the arts - from the upcoming and underground through to the commercial mainstream. Issue 3 takes a look at: Ballet Boy...

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