About The Artist
I’ve always loved visual arts. As a child, I had a strong attention to detail and an ability to focus for long periods of time on my crayon creations. This natural inclination lead me to attend a high school with a dedicated arts programme.
Upon graduation, I chose an arts degree at my local university, but was very disappointed by the conceptionally based education it offered. At this point, with a heavy heart and the advice of my well meaning loved ones, I chose to complete my education by switching to a more “practical” degree.
With this lack of direction I found myself at a job that provided an excellent opportunity to learn and define what I valued and to not sell myself short.
Still, becoming a professional artist still felt like an impossible dream I would never achieve. I lacked the confidence and belief in myself I needed to make my dreams reality. At this point, I chose to study Traditional Chinese Medicine. Perhaps studying a subject that would provide a degree of free thought and practical knowledge plus a title with letters after my name was the answer. I think you can probably guess how that turned out.
Four years of study and two years of practicing TCM later, I found myself at a crossroads yet again. But this time was different. I was more confident. I was ready to follow my calling.
I currently work mainly with watercolour and ink mediums. I get inspiration from nature, stories, and exploring colour. Similar to when I was young, my work still shows a high level of detail and a freedom of ideas. I’m interested in creating work that is beautiful, meaningful, and doesn’t take itself too seriously.
If you wish to contact me, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to support me, you can visit my etsy store linked above. Artists like me rely on others, and I cannot express how much that support is appreciated.