AR: What was the driving force behind your choice to become an artist?

As a graphic designer, I’ve been so used to designing artworks to fulfil client’s needs. It can become restrictive when it comes to expressing your own style in the artwork, as clients might not have the same vision as me. I knew for a long time that I could create something with more ‘va-va-voom’ and inspire people. So I decided to create my own art pieces, in my own expressions, to tell my stories and thoughts.

AR: Do you keep tabs on art trends or are you all about doing your own thing?

Keeping up with art news on Instagram has become vital for me. I’d scroll and look at new and exciting art and get inspired. I see what I like and wonder what I can add on to my own art style. I like to put in new elements and try new things in every piece of work I do.

AR: What did it feel like when you sold your first artwork?

It felt UNBELIEVABLE! “Is that real? Someone liking my art?” That was how I felt. It gave me an instant push and more motivation to keep creating. I still get the feeling every time someone buys from me!

AR: How have you developed your style?

From the very start of my design journey, I liked to cut out images and lay them on images to create a completely different, often surreal context. It worked well and the feedback on my art pieces was amazing! Since then I’ve been making more complex and more detailed surreal /fantasy visuals, which I enjoy and am very chuffed with.

AR: Describe your art style in three words:

Vibrant, Beyond Imagination, Hopes


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