I’m drawn to creating portraits of people and animals – not sure which is my favourite. I love challenges, which is exactly what drawing caricatures live and in-person is. Learning new techniques and mediums is always great, and can’t wait to share what I’ve learned. Which is why I decided to develop online drawing, art and creativity courses.
But what long and winding road finally led me here?
I’ve had a varied career, in part, because I didn’t trust I could make a living as an artist. I’ve spent years worrying about getting the bills paid. I’ve been a graphic designer for over 25 years and have taught design programs at the college level. I’ve even organized a major medieval festival and published a humour magazine. All worthy challenges which brought many big lessons, but they delayed me from focusing on developing voice within my work. Or even realizing the depth of the story I didn’t know I was already telling.