A day in my life typically starts with a strong coffee to wake me up, followed by me then planning my schedule for the day. I then get out my paints and papers and begin to scroll through Instagram looking at any saved posts I have for colour combinations I like. These typically then inform the direction of my work.
I work instinctively, I never plan my paintings.
I had always had a strong interest in the creative world, excelling at art-based subjects throughout education. I then opted to do a foundation degree for a year to decide which path I wanted to go down. This then informed my decision to study Fashion Illustration at London College of Fashion (UAL). Throughout my degree I experimented until I found my signature style in my third year. Upon graduating I was then included in a roundup of the top 10 art school graduates across the globe via Varoom! Magazine. This led to commissions from GQ, Wonderland and regularly contributing with Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio.
My proudest moment so far would be the Velvet bar commission, it's a dream come true to work with an interior design company to have both visions come to life.
I wanted to explore contrasting colours and evoke a sense of fun through a playful palette.
Cecilia Carlstedt. I love her use of colour texture and collage within her works. She really has an eye for negative space and creating a sense of depth within her pieces.
I think the art London has is world-renowned and always being pushed into new realms with emerging talent.
It's meant the world of art is far more accessible to the average consumer who might have not engaged previously with art.
NFTs are a concept that still baffles me, in a good way.
Continue to pursue avenues of art that you enjoy and keep plugging away at it. Learn as much as you can and try to take feedback on board in a positive way.