“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”

– George Orwell

Kayleigh Fletcher

When I made the decision to leave my full-time job and go to University to study the arts, a lot of people thought it was a bad idea. “What are you going to do with that degree?” was a popular question, but I knew in my gut I had to do it.

It was scary to leave that security and move myself to a place I didn’t know, but it was the best decision I could have made. I have achieved more than I could have hoped for
in the last three years and the support of my friends, family and tutors has been invaluable.

I had an art piece exhibited in the Worcester Museum, planned a networking event in The Hive for my peers, and found the courage to share my art in ways I never would have if I stayed where I was. The idea of standing in front of an audience and reading my poetry aloud would have been impossible three years ago!

My style draws mostly upon life around me; I love reportage in writing and art. I write mostly poetry, non-fiction and mostly draw portraits, characters and commissioned artworks in watercolour or gouache.