Camberwell College of Arts (BA (Hons) Illustration / 2010)
What is your favourite film of all time?
What music are you currently listening to and why?
Fela Kuti, Gustav Mahler, The Smiths, The Rolling Stones, Nick Cave, Wu-tang Clan, Public Enemy, Grace Jones, ABBA, David Bowie, Joni Mitchel. A small selection of the music I listen to depending on my mood. They help me concentrate on drawing.
Which living artists do you most admire and why?
Peter Beard. I like the way he combines photography, painting, illustration and different found objects to illustrate death, glamour and beauty.
Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?
I first discovered beauty in disturbing subject matter when I saw “1946 Painting” by Francis Bacon.
Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
Francis Bacon exhibition at Tate Britain in 2008.
What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do you answer it?
- ‘Is that all drawn with pencil?’
- ‘Yes, it took a lot of 8Bs’
What / who inspired you to be an artist?
The fact that I am useless at everything else.
Can you tell us about where you make your art and what if any the significance of this location is?
In my bedroom at home.
What do you like most about being an artist?
Not working in a kitchen.
What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
Selling a piece of jewellery to the Victoria and Albert Museum that I made from bones and teeth found at the river Thames for the Street Style exhibition in 1995.
What are your plans for the coming year?
- Work on large drawings, carrying on from a project I started at Camberwell College of Arts, inspired by movies.
- Portraits of musicians performing live.
- Work on a portrait collection based on anti heroes.
- Continue with doing fashion and book illustration.
- Enter competitions, like the Sherwood competition.
Latest artwork - View all by this artist
Natalie Portman In Black SwanSize(HxWxD):29.7x21x0cm£500.00
Natalie Portman-Black SwanSize(HxWxD):12x15x0cm£350.00
Omar Little - The WireSize(HxWxD):12x15x0cm£350.00
Rutger Hauer - Blade RunnerSize(HxWxD):12x15x0cm£350.00
Fashion Illustration 2Size(HxWxD):14.75x10.5x0cm£300.00
Fashion Illustration 1Size(HxWxD):14.75x10.5x0cm£300.00
Viktor & Rolf- Paris Fashion WeekSize(HxWxD):29.5x21x0cm£200.00
Pierre Balmain- Paris Fashion WeekSize(HxWxD):14.75x0x10.5cm£200.00
Iris Serban 2- London Fashion WeekSize(HxWxD):21.5x21x0cm£300.00
Iris Serban 1- London Fashion WeekSize(HxWxD):29.7x21x0cm£300.00
The House Of The Spirits 2Size(HxWxD):29.7x21x0cm£500.00
The House Of The Spirits 1Size(HxWxD):29.7x21x0cm£500.00
New Young Pony ClubSize(HxWxD):21x21x0cm£500.00
In The Comfort Of StangersSize(HxWxD):84x59x0cm£2,700.00
I have recently finished a BA in Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts. Initially my work loosely reflected my interests in music, fashion and film but as I developed as an artist, my pieces became more detailed, illustrative and personal. I would attend live performances of musicians, take photos, and then draw their pictures from the photo. By attending the live gig, my drawings were able to capture the moment, the excitement, and the glamour of the event, yet at the same time I was able to give it my own personal twist. With my Venice inspired pieces I was able to draw on my passion for travel and the movies, getting inspiration from movies such as ‘Don't Look Now’, ‘In the Comfort of Strangers’, and ‘Death in Venice’ (all set in Venice), combined with my own visits to Venice.
Recently I have become involved in fashion illustration. For London fashion week I produced several fashion illustrations for Amelia's magazine and I am currently in the process off developing these themes
2011 - Mixed Media Exhibition One. Group exhibition at Candid Arts Trust. London
2010 - Save Our Souls, Camberwell College of Arts group show at the Nichols and Clark Building in Shoreditch, London.
2010 - Camberwell College of Arts Final Show. London
2009 - Monsta group show at Black Lotus Club in Shoreditch, London.
1999 - Solo show at Food for Thought restaurant in Covent Garden, London.
1998 - Solo show at The Living Room in Soho, London.
1995 - Street Style Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.