Where do you start? What do you usually have on or around you? What is your creative process like?
It usually starts with either an image I see or a song I hear. I started out drawing things inspired by images I would see on Instagram. A lot of my work usually still happens that way. I’ll be scrolling through and a photo will grab my attention. When that happens, it’s almost visceral, like a gut reaction.
Your illustrations are lighthearted, raw, and evocative. What inspires your work?
A lot of my work is inspired by images I see, people, places, settings. Additionally, my work is inspired by the times. Since my career as an artist basically happened by accident, through the power of Instagram, a lot of my work has been tied to what’s going on in the world: that could mean a behind-the-scenes drawing inspired by a Fashion Week moment, a tribute to a musician who has passed away or something a little more abstract/poetic with hopes to touch on some of the harder, more political issues.
When I’m feeling creatively blocked, I like to go on walks, listen to some good music, watch a creative documentary or listen to podcasts. I love podcasts that are long-form interviews with other creatives. It lights a fire under you sometimes when you hear about others’ creative journey.