Tell us about yourself, what’s your story?
My story began like many artists did. Ever since I was very small I have always loved to draw and knew that when I grew up that I had to do something which allowed me to continue drawing and painting. At school I was forever drawing, specifically people and portraits, trying my hardest to draw people as realistically as I could with my trusty pencil. I would drive my teachers insane with my stubbornness as I wouldn’t draw anything else or give up the pencil for any other medium. I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else, if I wasn’t going to be creating I had nothing to fall back on so I had to make it happen. The only problem was I didn’t know what that looked like until I discovered the world of Illustration when applying for University.
I grew up in a small town in Berkshire in the UK, where I currently live, and went to study Illustration and Visual Communication at the University of Westminster in London.
After graduating in 2019, I went straight into full-time work. I worked as a ‘Creative Visualiser’ at an events company in London, where I had previously worked as an intern, and stayed there until I was unfortunately made redundant due to COVID-19. This led me to take the plunge and begin working for myself as a freelance illustrator and I haven’t looked back since.