How do you take your cof­fee? When did you first re­alise that you were cre­ative?

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Espresso with hot milk. I was at an aca­demic school, but I loved sport and art. I said from the start that I wanted to be an artist and if you take that po­si­tion at a school like that, they give up on you a bit. Leav­ing school at 16 was the best thing that ever hap­pened to me – I was in con­trol of my own des­tiny.

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