I believe in channelling my creative urges in order to produce unique artwork or decorative pieces in Coatbridge, Scotland. I have always been a dabbler in many forms of arts and crafts, for fun and creating gifts for family and friends over the years, however, began to take arts and crafts more seriously when i was made redundant and faced a number of major family and personal health issues over a very short space of time. I found my life had been flipped upside down. I became a carer, suffered loss, and had many issues to deal with. Creativity and my dogs became my coping mechanism, my way of attempting to keep my physical and mental health on an even keel. My inspiration for my work relates to my feelings and emotions, as I express myself through my work. With a scientific background, studied physics at uni, worked in the Science Centre,
I love experimenting and this is still true in my art. Calpin Creatives is born out of a combination of circumstance, my growth as an artist and experience, which allows my perspective as an artist to be experimental and contemporary. Art is how I battle against mental ill health and hope offer new ways of viewing the world. Feel free to have a look at my work.