Experimental, tactile and for my own pleasure
When and how did you become an artist?
I remember thinking I liked drawing when i was a kid, it felt like something I could do, I realised not all people could do it, the same way i couldn't grasp maths. I liked the escape, the challenge and the freedom of drawing, I liked how it made me feel while I did it, relaxed but alert. In this way, most of what I do is for my own benefit and how it makes me feel. But obviously, if someone says they like my work, it makes me so happy!
Who or what are your inspirations and why?
Depending on what I'm doing, I get inspired by lots of things like graphic novels, scenery in a film, pictures that can tell a story or provoke a feeling, i dont have to understand it. I might take the colour combination of a faded cushion cover and try to reproduce it in pure colour stripes because I liked the colours but not the pattern. I might want to explore a feeling through form, imagining what i would look like under a microscope. I like the uncertainty of how things will turn out, trying to recreate the idea in my minds eye means I will keep doing it.
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