Passionate about creativity

Quite literally every culture in the world has some sort of creative expression which defines them. It’s a universal language to convey the way we feel. Hence why everyone can appreciate creativity. I  gravitate most around music, art, and cooking with interest in storytelling and acting as well. It’s such a wonderful feeling when you can just zone out and be at one with our creative medium, which I probably enjoy most when playing an instrument.

My passion for music probably began when my mother bought me a full length keyboard when I was five years old. I didn’t have a clue how to use it at the time, but it came in very handy once I started learning to play the violin at age eight. After a few years of playing at Sir John Cass Primary school, I managed to get a scholorship to have private violin lessons at Raine’s Foundation Secondary school where I often performed at End of Term and End of Year Assemblies. I would later do some performances whilst at medical school and beyond playing a 5 string electric acoustic violin and then through my not for profit company Say It Loud CIC the African Jembe drum where I provide music lessons for children and young people as a means to combat youth crime.

Also whilst at Sir John Cass I began to develop my passion for art. I started off copying the illustrations from books before experimenting with different art materials. By the time I was at Secondary School I had already developed a strong skill in shading and capturing the likeness of people on paper. My artwork still stands as an example of near flawless shading and proportion. You can see some of my artwork by heading to the Gallery.

Cooking is a great way to experiment and have a creative outlet which is all the more special since food can’t last forever. I have a real sweet tooth (which is rather sensitive to sweet and cold food sadly), but I’m more experienced with savoury food. I like to cook all kinds of food, but my favourite thing to cook is probably my famous BBQ ribs. The special cooking method is to boil them until all the water evaporates then pop them under a grill, or on a BBQ. My most noteworthy culinary achievement has to be competing on the Come Dine With Me 2013 York Christmas Special. Lets just say it was a very memorable 5 days…

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