You'd think it would be easy to write a profile given I spent two years at Birkbeck learning how to conjure words and herd paragraphs. It was difficult, wonderful work. Started Autumn 2006, finished summer 2008, finally, eventually graduated Spring 2010. I used to be a painter, then I made sculptures then I taught Art History. I'm writing a novel and short stories - won a prize. I have my eye on a photography course.