I did a years Foundation Course in Art and Design at Rochester I then went on to study Fine Art, specialising in painting, at what was then North-East London Polytechnic. I chose that college purely on the basis that it was the only london college that took second choice applications . I was rejected from my first choice college which was Chelsea. I loved being at Art College. I was given a studio space met loads of interesting people did loads of work and got a first!