Q1. What got you into art?
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always enjoyed drawing and making things. When I was 7 years old I moved to New York State, USA, and I had a really inspiring art teacher, Mr. Asklar. His passion and love for the subject really cemented in my mind that art was something I wanted to pursue when I was older too.
Q2. Describe your style?
As I’m still learning and developing as an artist, I’m not sure I would say I have a defining style, as how I draw things can change quite a bit from piece to piece. Usually, however, I like to use quite bold colours and shapes within my work, and currently I like drawing characters with funny noses, but that might change!
Q3. Who do you look to for inspiration?
I take inspiration from a lot of people – Instagram, for example, is a wonderful place for discovering new and exciting artists. Recently I have been really interested in Helen Li’s work, an Australian illustrator based in Poland – the work she creates is really striking and unique.
I think my best advice for anyone looking to get involved in art or wishing to pursue a creative career is to just keep working and practicing what it is that you love. You might hit a few bumps in the road, and it can be difficult sometimes, but don’t let anyone stop you from doing what you love or pursuing the career that you want – determination and perseverance is key!