How would you describe what you do?
I’m an abstract artist working with a lot of colour, shapes and words. I spend my days painting for a range of different clients, alongside developing my own personal work. My work can vary from a large canvas piece for a company, to a commissioned poster for someone’s home, to working on a piece I’d like to develop for my online shop.
What does a typical working day look like and where does it happen?
It usually starts at around 6 or 7am, depending on how much work I have on.
I enjoy the quietness of the morning, I find I come up with most of my ideas then. I welcome the day with a ten minute meditation session, then possibly followed by some yoga (on youtube). This brings structure to my day – which I’m very thankful for. I began working from my home studio during the summer of 2019. Before that, I was sharing a studio with ten other creatives at The Engine House at Islington Mill in Salford. I was there for four years, it was incredible! Due to some health issues which effects my joints and energy, I decided it was best to move into my home studio. I make sure I’m at my desk by 9:30, where I start the day answering emails, doing all that kind of admin which normally takes an hour or so. Once that’s all cleared up I have a clear mind ready to paint, either for a client or myself. I normally go for a quick walk around the park to stretch my legs and to see other humans. After lunch I crack on until about 6pm. If I have a big brief I can sometimes be found working till 11pm.