Why I Draw: I’ve been creating in some form or another since I was young. I enjoy other creative outlets but ultimately, drawing is the best way for me to realise the my ideas. Often, what I see in my mind can’t be captured any other way. The feeling of putting pen to paper is natural and instinctive, helping me slow down. Releasing my thoughts through drawing helps me understand myself, the world around me, and my place in it.
Style and Approach:
My style is a collection of influences from my childhood, alongside the things I observe while passing through the world. I like to think of my illustrations as short stories, where just enough is seen to transfer an emotion or narrative without overwhelming the viewer. I hope that others might see themselves or their experiences in my work. As such, I usually focus on daily happenings, imbuing them with a sense of patient mystery. Feelings of peace and calm are the emotions I hope most to convey through my work. That said, I also enjoy illustrating the extraordinary, and am still trying to find finding a balance between both worlds. I don’t like screens, so everything up to colouring my works is done by hand, the old fashioned way. This helps me work with the same peacefulness. I hope it comes through in my illustration practice.
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