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You don’t have to be a super-fan to make passionate art

If I’m immersed and emotionally engaged with the work, the results will have more chances of engaging the customer and the audience as well. If I’m just going through the motions, then the work itself will probably come across as dry and mechanical. And so the key that unlocks engagement always comes down to finding that vehicle which allows empathy to become passion and flow out as creativity and conversation.

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PlaySpark_1: Stars flying in the undergrowth

Playfulness and the exchange of creative stimuli came to the top and defined the way I want to engage with social media in a way that’s organic, fun and would help me and others keep growing and experimenting. I went back to my sketches and doodles and decided to turn them into digital posts that could be used as prompts to inspire other people too.

Six unicorn characters

URU Unicorns

Project brief Unicorn-themed wall art for children’s rooms. Deliverables Artwork for print in a range of physical sizes, up to really quite large. Creative process This commission is part of an ongoing stream of artwork for Wallpix. The open-ended nature of the initial brief (unicorns) is resulting in many projects under this umbrella, or rather …

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Recipe for Resilience: Disease vs Matisse

At the close of 2018 my body was going haywire. I became overwhelmed by extreme fatigue, respiratory problems, and incapacitating headaches. I was experiencing heavy depression, constant mood swings and a non-stop flaring of binge eating. I was terrified. I thought I had come down with some permanent damage like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – the …