I used to be an engineer but I have done lots of varied work. I’m used to changing careers, but I suddenly had a revelation that I wanted to be an artist. I did a Foundation course at my local tech, and that was great, they were keen to get us all into the big universities. But for me that wasn’t quite right, what I needed was the skills to become an artist. And that was The Art Academy. I mean I was delighted when I found it, because it was perfect for what I wanted which was practical training from practicing artists.