"Art Enables Us To Find Ourselves And Lose Ourselves At The Same Time"
Doing What I Love
For as long as I can remember I have drawn, painted and created, my mom told me I would draw spiders with shoes on, and I was always doodling in my books at school. In 2018 I decided to mix my love for art with my involvement in animal rights, creating art to bring people face to face with the animals I had witnessed in both distress and freedom.
The First Prints
I was sat at home watching Instagram stories on the badge cull, and I felt helpless. I was skint and unable to donate money, and I was unable to spend my time fighting the cull. It was then I decided to create my first prints to sell (Badger 2018), I had the prints made and donated over 90% of the sales to a direct action group. This is why since then you will notice that I always have prints or items where I donate %s of my sales to diffrent direct action groups or sanctuaries.
The biggest moment for me as an artist is when I had my first solo exhibition and sold some of my originals. This for me was the point that I realised that I could actually sell my artwork and that there was people who wanted to have my work in their homes.
It had always been a dream of mine that one day I would be able to make a living making and selling art, and it feels sureal that one day I may be able to achieve that.
Since making my first prints in 2018, I have created artwork based on the theme of animal rights. I have created pieces from both the photos taken whilst witnessing animals going to slaughter, and animals in sancturies.
I plan on continuing to create artwork with an animal rights theme, to spread awarness of what is happening to animals worldwide.
I also want to work on expanding my range of watercolour art, wildlife themed art and other subjects that I enjoy drawing/painting and continue creating.