There was never a time where I didn’t draw. But knowing that I wanted to pursue it as a career was a slow process.
I have always gravitated towards whimsy and surrealism; from paintings by Salvador Dali to movies like Yellow Submarine. As my career in art evolved, I experimented and found that I also love creating variations on a single theme. These past few years, I worked on a series of black and white illustrated teacups, my largest project that I’ve attempted, which combines these two with the unifying subject of tea. With the Micron pen as my medium, I found a new appreciation for black and white illustration and developed an intense love of the movement, textures and control I have with the tool. I use this medium in other works as well, exploring darker images while meditating on the true meaning of words and how they shape and are shaped by the context.
Awards and Recognition’s
Honorable Mention – New Hope Fine Arts and Craft Show 2019
Best In Category – Painting and Drawing – Manayunk Arts Festival 2018
Award of Distinction – Yorkfest 2018
Third Place in the Fine Art Category – New Hope Fine Arts and Craft Show 2018