About Me

Two threads have woven the story of my life so far, Art and Snowboarding, but not always at the sametime. From an early age I scribbled, drew and painted going to college and pursuing this seemed a natural thing to do. It was at this time I randomly stumbled across snowboarding, a friend brought a homemade board to college. That rare snowy day in the UK changed my life.

Above are links to my edits

Subsequently working in the print industry and doing the odd bit of design gave me the means to ride at the Tamworth Snowdome as much as I could. Years passed and the calling to do a season go so great I took the decission to quit my job. That was it I packed up and headed out for a seasons riding in Morzine (2001/02). Coming back to the world and readusting was interesting. Snowboarding was always on my mind, again working in the print industry paid for my riding and trips away. My creative urges found an outlet filming and editing a couple of indoor 'shred' films documenting the vibrant Tamworth scence in the late 2000's.

After passing an instructor course years earlier I was lucky enough to work at 'The Dome' as an instructor, a time I look back on with fond memories. I'm not totally sure why but it was during this period I started painting and drawing again. I was just having fun, exploring myself I started putting my riding experiences onto canvas. Things progressed and I started selling a few pieces here and there. 
After some 4 years of teaching people to ride I felt I'd given enough back, oh and I'd meet my future partner! I took the decission to leave and get a proper job... well kinda. Working at BHX airport has enabled us to get a place of our own and for me, with the support of Lidia time to concentrate on my painting, using a spare room as a designated studio.

It was at a TSA Big Bang event I had a deep conversation that I'll never forget, and one I'm so grateful for. During which I was asked 'whats the dream?'. At the time much needed food for thought. I don't know if that dream will come true but some extrordinary things have happened since. I'm just enjoying the journey, living my dream, staying curious and looking back ocassionaly to connect the dots on the events that have led me this far.
Stu.