Tell us about your cover.
It is basically inspired by the things you see in Val: Shut the Box - classic game, dogs, being sat in a bar on the mountain. All the nice things!
Awww, we love dogs too!
Yeah they’ve become mini celebs in the area. I spent the summer here so I took peoples’ dogs for walks quite often.
Favourite dog in Val?
Probably Tikki because he is the easiest. He just sits there and does nothing.
Do you have a pet?
I have a tortoise at home in the UK, he is asleep in my fridge at the moment.
Yeah I put him in a casserole pot before I came out and popped him in the fridge, I’ll wake him up when I get back.
Right. Are you any good at Shut the Box?
I am probably the greatest of all time. I actually have an app to play on the go. Jase proceeds to beat me 17-3.
How did you learn to do chalk art?
I used to work in country pubs so I did a lot there. I also drew some here in the summer for Hibou and now I do boards for Arctic.
What other art do you do?
Not much any more, I used to do a lot of street art though. I got in trouble with the police for spray painting on the town hall once. They didn’t catch me doing it; I had painted myself with my thumb up so it was a bit obvious.
What artistic work would you like to do more of?
It’s a different type of art but I would like to do more videography work. However, the editing takes a long time and I am my own worst critic. I will post a video and take it down a week later because I am unhappy with it.
Why is your art so good but your tattoos so bad?
I knew this was coming. In the summer, we bought a tattoo gun from China for twenty quid. Everyone came back to my flat after a party one time, I was pretty drunk and tattooed “girt” on my knuckles. I have come to love it but my mum cried when I showed her. I did actually throw away the gun immediately after. The ones on my feet say “westcountry havin it” but I didn’t do those.
Which dog in your picture best represents you?
I didn’t draw any sleeping so probably the one winning Shut the Box.