How did you go from being an aspiring artist to doing it as a full-time career?
Art and illustration, to me, is not yet a full-time pursuit but it does not stop me from excelling in this career. I think many artists at school and/or university never pursue fine arts as a career because of the financial risk they might undergo.
Do you have any advice for upcoming artists?
My advice would be to set yourself honest short-and long-term goals. Secondly, keep your dreams in mind every day. Finish what you start and stay hungry. I unknowingly got to the point I am at today and regret nothing.
What paper(s) do you prefer to print on and why?
I have only printed on textured silk, though I have a great interest in trying new paper materials.
What framing do you feel finished your work and why?
Tammy from Art of Print is a mastermind when it comes to framing. Her suggestions are ones I have agreed with so far. The thin black aluminium frame with the glass box offset is a winner!
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