What do you do?
I’m a printmaker, painter, comic artist and general drawer. A lot of my work is experimental; more bad than good comes out of it!
My works often focus around controversial themes, especially those that are considered ‘taboo’.
What are the biggest changes you see happening in your industry?
Lack of funding is always a concern, but spending my teens in Kent, the Creative Industry has really taken a turn for the better. For example, Folkestone’s Creative Quarter has helped bring about loads of opportunities, despite a lot of people saying it was a silly idea. The town’s development has helped put it back on the map- had a lot of big names visit for the Triennial.
What opportunities and challenges will these changes bring about?
There’ll be more jobs and opportunities, but I worry that there won’t be enough of those jobs to go around, especially with more and more people turning to the arts. It’s a very challenging career path, but I wish everyone the best of luck.
What are your biggest goals?
I would like to become a successful comic artist one day, but I suppose anything in the art world will do.
Who and what would you need to reach your goals fast?
Well, they say a degree helps, but I only do mine to try and develop my themes (and try and learn something).
My work’s already seen some kind of attention. So, I don’t really want to change my subject area or adapt – people seem to find it appealing for some bizarre reason and I don’t want to offend them.
Finishing a short comic to send away would do, but it’s been so difficult to find the motivation this year. Although I find it easier to work on comics during my lunch hour- it’s somewhere I can escape to.
Realistically, the art world is pretty competitive; I knew that before I signed up.
Finally, who should contact you and why?
Someone willing to take a chance on me!
My practice covers a wide range of subjects; I’m motivated, versatile, driven and have wanted to be an artist since I was a child. I’m also friendly, bubbly and have a wicked sense of humour.
What’s not to love?
Thanks! And reshare me in Twitter and Facebook! =)