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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Artist and Illustrator
Location Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Introduction I left a strict all girls grammar school at 18 to go to art college and so I saw the world in a whole new light. But academic education & indoctrination had left me confused, & I drifted away, and went for a more an academic degree, which I enjoyed, but there wasn't much drawing involved! I lost my art for several years. I most recently spent 7 years as a housing adviser for the charity Shelter. Now I'm coming full circle back to art and now also illustration. It's great! I'm home!
Interests fine dining, fine wining, nature - being in it, growing it, looking at it, eating it, recording and reinventing it. Taking snaps. The internet, my iphone apps! watching afew tv progs now and then. Arty things and crafty things.
Favorite Movies To Have and Have Not, Wings of Desire, Now Voyager, Casablanca, He Said She Said, Mary Poppins, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Maltese Falcon, Grease, Written on the Wind, The Dead, Riff-Raff, Life Is Sweet, Mamma Mia!, Oliver Twist, Calamity Jane, Leaving Las Vegas, High Society, Sexy Beast, Happiness, Babette's Feast, Tampopo, Juno, Film noir, Pedro Almodovar, Annie Hall, Stardust Memories, Hannah and Her Sisters, Nicholas Cage, Eric Bana, Ray Winstone, Ian Macshane, Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis, The Letter. Many many more!
Favorite Music Last cd I bought was PlanB but mostly I am an electic mainly easy listening, 50, 60s 70s 80s and 90s (all musical types) girl. Omd, Enola Gay, Electricity, Sparks, Outkast, Gary Numan, Leonard Cohen, Rod Stewart, Guns And Roses, Queen, The Clash, Tom Waits, T. Rex, The Cure, The Jam, Elton John, The Ting Tings, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Dean Martin, Nirvana, Hole, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Hendrix, Kate Bush, Pulp, David Bowie, Ting Tings, New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Dandy Warhols, Velvet Underground, Nico, Mark Almond, Soft Cell, Edith Piaf, The Killers, Interpol, Cilla, Shirley, Dean, Frank, Nancy Sinatra, Doris Day, Dolly Parton, Dusty Springfield, The Rat Pack in General, Lady Gaga, Real PD
Favorite Books ee cummings, Daphne du Maurier, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, The Bell Jar, The Hottest State, The Hungry Years, The Sound of No Hands Clapping, Jane Eyre, How to Be Idle, Intimacy, Homme Fatale, The Smoking Diaries, 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life, Delia Smith's Cookery Course