We are thrilled to welcome Romy Viflicto artrepublic!
Romy Viflic grew up in Brighton and graduated from the University of the West of England in 2008 with a BA (hons) in Illustration. She then went on to work in a variety of creative roles within the visual arts including art galleries, screen printing studios and in arts education, all whilst continuing and developing her creative practice.
Romy is a contemporary artist who traditionally uses pencils, graphite, acryla gouache and watercolour paints to create her illustrations, and she has more recently developed her practice to produce digital artwork on her iPad. Romy's work focuses on her greatest passions; nature, plants, animals, travel and her ideal, dream indoor and outdoor scenes.
Check out our exclusive Q&A with Romy below!
AR: What was the driving force behind your choice to become an artist?
I have always been creative, for as long as I can remember I’ve had a pencil in hand, or not too far away!
AR: How has your life and experiences influenced your artwork?
I’ve always been incredibly drawn to nature and peaceful environments, and I think this shows in my work. Whilst I love traveling and being outside exploring the glorious Sussex countryside, or swimming in the sea (when it’s warm enough) I also equally enjoy getting back home and curling up with a good book or film and a glass of wine.
AR: Do you keep tabs on art trends or are you all about doing your own thing?
I like to keep up to date with the latest trends in the world of illustration and other art practices by following the works of a large range of artists and reading blog posts and magazines. But I really just do my own thing, which is whatever I feel most inspired by at the time.
AR: How have you developed your style?
I recently bought an iPad and taught myself how to use the Procreate app, which has proved an invaluable tool and really suits the style of my line drawings.
AR: Describe your art style in three words.
Natural, playful, contemporary.