Who are your favorite artists and authors? (Living or Dead).
Oh I have a wide range. I love Tad Williams' books. I also like Biographies.
Artists I have always been fasinated by are Dali
and Picasso; both of their works simply blow me away.
In what ways do you stretch yourself to make your work grow?
Sometimes it's hard and when it gets like that, I take a short break away and think how it could
be worked on even more. I have done alot of my best pieces like that.
Is this the only genre you work in?
I dabble in a bit of
writing here and there as well. As well as the 3d work but nothing too spectacular really. I also take a few photo's
here and there.
Do you do most of your own marketing?
How do you break up the time with creating and marketing?
I try to market but I am relatively crap at selling myself. I would only offer to show someone
my work if they asked to see it.
Do you attend trade
shows to market your work?
Um in the city where I live, the closest gallery I think is Liverpool and
I am not aware of anything else closer to home.
What's next for you? What projects are you working on?
I have a few writing projects in the line. They are both stored online and I am going to be
working on them slowly. My fractals I do them as and when the mood takes me.
What venue do you use to sell or showcase your work?
I use a couple of places; my Deviantart account and my Flickr account.
Do you have a website,
or other contact information for buyers to reach you and view your work?
I do and I prefer actually email contact that way I dont easily forget. Since I go through deviantart and they have
their own customer services there which eases alot of a workload.
Do you do commissioned work for customers?
If so: When you are working on a commissioned piece, do you find you have to dig deeper for the creativity? The reason
I ask this is because new artists may get discouraged when they are working on a commissioned piece because the 'inspiration'
is not there.
I do dig deep but when I do take on a commission, it could take a while.
Most seem happy with this. I do go for alot of walks when I do get asked to commission something and that often helps.
What advice do you
have for aspiring artists?
Be yourself and don't try to mimic one person, just find something you're
comfortable with and go with it.