I spent three years at The Learning Connexion developing my natural ability in painting and graphics design. My main influences include Colin McCahon, Ralph Hotere and J.M.W. Turner.
I use guitar and have been using it to songwrite, and lead worship in a variety of local churches. I set up a small home recording studio in 2010. I also began building electric guitars in 2015.
Every now and then I capture a piece of life from a place I have been and the people I have met. More often than not, my photography explores place and location rather than the people that inhabit it. It serves as a captured memory. Some photos I use to get inspiration for my artworks, but most of them are beginning to hold their own place in my personal gallery.
My tool of choice at the moment is my Canon EOS 7D DSLR, with my main lens being the Canon EFS 17-85mm 1:4-5.6 IS USM. It’s most definitely the best camera I have ever owned, and I expect it will be with me for quite a while.
In the past I have owned a Canon EOS 350D, and a Canon EOS 550D, both with the 18-55mm kit lens.
I am a worship leader. I play guitar, both electric and acoustic depending on the team, and enjoy using both for their different purposes. These are my own thoughts and feelings about my experiences of working in different worship teams for the last 15 years. I have only been worship leading since 2010, but through many observations and experiences, I am able to use this to assist me. I am also extremely lucky to have a God who loves, and sees past my failings. I have also have some of my blog posts included on WorshipMinistry.com.
Also in this blog are articles regarding music, which relates to my small home recording studio, ‘Haven Grove Studio‘, and will include different aspects of recording in my short and limited experience.
Teaching has been a life long passion of mine. I am a Primary school teacher, and have been teaching full time since 2009. I enjoy teaching Numeracy, Daily5, and integrating ICT into as many avenues as possible. My philosophy on teaching is to engage, inspire, and unleash my students.
I have also written some of my ideas down into articles, which I encourage you to read.
Unleash Education is my teaching based website for all my articles and things. If you like to read about education, then head along to the website.
Christian. Worshipper. Photographer. Artist. Guitarist. Songwriter. Luthier. Primary Teacher. Son. Brother. Uncle. Husband. Depression Fighter.
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