Name: Charlie Hill

Born: 16/10/1981

Studied: Visual Arts and Cultures Salford University and Art and Design Secondary PGCE Manchester Metropolitan University

Recent Project/Show: Exploring Nature Project. Funded by Community First I worked with Parson Cross Initiative exploring ways to engage local people in nature. We had a range of sessions from chutney and jam making to mini-beast hunts and bug making.

Three words to describe your practice: Exploring nature creatively

Favourite Ignite Imaginations moment/project: 

Some of the most memorable moments so far have been working on the Villages Project in Denby Dale. The project focused on mixed media watercolours and allowed time to get to know participants, exploring and experimenting with materials together and sharing skills.

What inspires you: Nature, people, colour, simple ideas. Jeremy Deller, Ceri Beck, Yayoi Kusama, Encounter arts, Avant Gardening and Grizedale Arts.