How long have you been doing art: I »knew« I would become an illustrator at the tender age of seven, but it has been an on and off thing. I started taking first serious classes in nude drawing, anatomy and perspective when I was 17 (in 1999). I currently work alone, under a distant supervision of a formally trained painter.
How long have you been dancing? I started swing dancing in 2008 and took to Lindy hop in 2009.
What inspired you to make art: I don’t really remember what initially inspired me – I guess it was an instinctive urge to create, to express myself. I took to it again recently because my job does not allow for much creativity and I missed that. Also, I figured I would quench my thirst for all thing beautiful this way.
What is your medium: I am still exploring various techniques – I find it challenging to try several of them. I do mostly watercolour at the moment. Before, I have done several pieces in oil on canvas and I intend to return to that sometime. Other than that, I would very much like to attempt some ink drawings and/or mixed media as well as simple pencil drawings.
Where you hope to go with your art: I would like to further explore the above mentioned techniques and their possibilities of expression. Also, I aim to further develop my drawing skills, most notably the 3D aspect, as well as to make a step away from the confines of realistic drawing and acquire the freedom to distort the reality in order to put stress on the elements I sense as more important. Most of all, I would like to keep it playful and just explore new things on my own and not take my art too seriously, but have fun instead.
Work in progress
Are you available to make these for people? I would love to do that!
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