Growing up in rural Shropshire, England, I spent much of my childhood roaming the countryside, painting and drawing. Surrounded by nature, it became a significant part of my life, comfort zone and inspiration. Despite feeling most at home in the creative classes at school, I studied Environmental Science at University, where I could learn the science behind the issues I could then explore through creative platforms.
 

After graduating I had the opportunity to travel, and spent some time teaching in an arts orphanage in Cambodia before then training as a teacher back in the UK. After qualifying I moved to the south of France, where I worked with students of all ages and backgrounds, from 3 year olds to adults. Here I taught and learnt about creativity in education, and our relationships with the world; whether it was sketching garden drawings with nursery school children or discussing the future of overpopulation and green living with students at the Montpellier School of Architecture.

I'm driven to combine creativity with work that contributes to a healthy society and planet, and believe the two go hand in hand.

Currently, I'm working on releasing new music in tandem with the documentary The Soundtrack , working on a design start-up (www.wiilderdesigns.com) and practicing psychotherapy and educational mentoring.

When I'm not in the studio I'm usually writing songs, or reading with a cappuccino by the ocean. ☕🌊

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