In my non-design work my main medium has been digital often using a combination of hand drawing and the Adobe Suite to recreate traditional textures. Recently, I’ve been working more with acrylics and oil pastels, chasing a need for physical texture. Although many of my portraits and landscapes are based on photographs, I also create more introspective “dreamscape” works from my imagination.
ART & ILLUSTRATION
My recent work has been in traditional media such as acrylics and oil pastels. Like with my digital works, with acrylics I try to create rich, melting textures with an intentional color palette.
In January 2021 I participated in the collaborative project Illustrated Tapes where artists create themed playlists and accompanying cover artwork. The theme of my playlist was “Alone & Unafraid” after the song by ELIZA. Read my interview where I talk about my musical and artistic inspirations and listen to the full playlist here.
In these dreamscape pieces (2020), I experimented with a process of hand drawing on paper, and then editing them digitally.
The following landscape digital paintings were created based on photographs I took of my home island of St. Lucia. (2018-2019)
Below are dreamscape digital landscape paintings (2018) created from my imagination echoing a vision of comfort & ease. In these landscapes, I played with color, allowing myself to go deeper into my dreams, imagining these landscapes at different times of day.