Every time I see you, you have a different hat on for a different job, and always seem to have multiple jobs on the go, how do you manage that?
I’m not sure I manage it but the pressure can create momentum and motivation. It’s a juggle and some projects don’t get the attention they deserve immediately, that’s been a real tough one to reconcile. It all gets there in the end but takes regular checking in. I’ve let some of that idealism go and just try to do better with each new project.
Good on you, I wish someone told me that this was a normal way of working when I was young, I’ve learned to accept that this is how I work, but I always felt like I never had my shit together.
Speaking of work, are you working on anything at the moment?
I’m working on a series of large format portraits. Murals and studio works. It’s a big focus for me at the moment. Mostly acrylic and oil paint. High contrast and dark tones with warm highlights to balance. Continuously coming back to portraits I’ve decided to give it a proper chapter as there is a lot to explore personally and technically.
We’re certainly looking forward to seeing where this body of work leads to.
We talked about your crazy workload, how does that translate to an average day for you?
There is no average at all. In the mix could be some hours painting outside, sitting down to gather ideas for a project. Running around picking up supplies or if it’s a bad weather day I can do some digital work. I’m big on allocating time to physical health and social connection, that in turn keeps the art going.
Nice work, it sounds like your engine is always running.