I’m an artist and designer living and working in South Norfolk. I spent the greater proportion of my childhood and teen years in and around Norfolk until I upped and moved to other parts of the world for university, work and travel.
In 2020, during the first lockdown and tired of doing what my family would refer to as “sensible” jobs, I decided I wanted to pursue my long lasting love for art and design and have slowly started turning my hobbies for painting a plethora of things, drawing and design work into a career.
I chose to illustrate for rrramble because I loved the idea of collaborating with others using my art, which has until now been a very singular affair. I look forward to developing my skills and perspective more and more as I work with the other talented members of the collective!
Your ultimate desert island discs track?
The impression that I get – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – I could be stuck on an island with one song to listen to for the rest of my life, or watching a doctor amputate one of my feet and I will never fail to be cheerful while this song is playing, and that’s the kind of positivity I would need.
If you had to be locked inside one gallery overnight, which would it be and why?
The Louvre, I have been there about 3 times but I still do not feel like I have had ample time to really see everything I have wanted to see. Plus the crowd always sucks around all the really famous pieces, so not having to battle with them would be excellent, I might finally be able to see what all the hype around the Mona Lisa is about.
If you could have created one famous painting, what would it be, and why?
Not specifically a painting so perhaps cheating, but it is a wood block print. I love “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”, I am always taken by the sheer force that the wave portrays, and the impact I feel when I view it makes me wonder what it would have felt like to design such a piece.
Have you ever heard a song that feels like it had to be written about you? What what is, and why?
Alex Lahey – On my way – I am really not sure I can write words that encapsulates my feelings about this song, but I just connect with this on such a primal level, I feel like if this part of my life right now had a sound track this would be on it.