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Why did you decide to become an artist?

I’ve always loved to create and since the internet has given artists a great opportunity to represent ourselves, I decided to simply share my work while I was taking art courses in University. Since then I’ve grown my art into a small business and hope to continue along this path so I can do what I love while making a living from it.

When did you decide to become an artist?

I’ve felt compelled to create since I was a child.
When my dog died when I was 5 years old, I used art as a therapeutic tool to work through the grief. Since then, I’ve always loved to draw, paint, take photos, make crafts and do anything and everything creative.

Do you make a living from your art?

Short answer: No, not yet. Long answer: I make some side cash right now but it is my long term goal to make enough to quit my 9-5 and be able to create art and travel full time.

What kind of art do you do?

I believe a great artist can portray their style in any medium.
That said, the main mediums I tend to work in are pen and pencil drawing, digital art, painting and photography.

What tools do you use for your art?

I use a variety of tools including: Sketchbooks, black Sharpie markers, , multicoloured pens, laptop, scanner, Gaomon drawing tablet, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, acrylic paints, watercolour paints, Canon EOS Rebel SL2 camera, cell phone camera and photo editing apps.

How do I sell my art online? Do you have any tips for me?

On my blog you will find a variety of resources on selling your own artwork online. Some good posts to get you started include, How to Sell Your Art Online in 5 Steps, and Where to Sell Your Art Online.