1. How did you hear about Refresh Art Award and what made you want to enter?
I found it through Instagram, I think I saw it on a post and looked into it. I thought I’d have a go because I hadn’t before and it looked suitable to me being targeted toward contemporary art.
2. What was your highlight from being part of Refresh Art Award?
I loved seeing everyone’s work in person and chatting to the other artists about it. It’s fantastic to learn the backgrounds of pieces and learn about their methods of creating and mediums they used. It’s so interesting and you can really see them reflected in the style of their artwork.
3. What advice might you give to someone interested in entering the next competition?
I’d say enter the work that has a conceptual back ground to it and enter something that is unique to you and your style. As we based the work around problems In the world today, having artwork that expresses this makes it more meaningful.
4. What is the most important thing to you as an artist? This can be physical or internal.
Working in a non-stressful environment, I feel like worry and stress really put a stopped in creativity and free flowing thought towards new ideas.
5. What inspires your current art practice?
Things that bring me happiness inspire me, like going for a walk in the woods, waking up to a sunny day, sitting somewhere warm and cosy when it’s raining, seeing some fantastic architecture or something that looks beautiful. Other artworks also inspire me, anything from painting, to a movie, to a piece of music.
6. Where do you see your artwork going next?
I would like to take my art into many different creative areas in the future. Mostly I’d like to do work in book illustration, games concept art and art that shows the problems we have in today’s world to inspire people to tackle it. A lot of these I will work towards in the long term, but immediately next I’m going to work on designing book illustrations and pitching them to publishers.