I'm a new freelance illustrator from the Highlands of Scotland. I've just taken the big leap into going full-time and making art my career. My whole life has been leading up to being a professional artist and now, after a lot of hard work, it's finally happening!
I acquired a grant and start-up loan from The Prince's Trust to set up my studio at home. My work has been hampered in the last few years by long-term illness and lack of equipment - most of the art on my website is quite old for this reason. Now I'm healthy and with everything I need, I can't wait to see what new heights I can reach with my work.
I've also been organising free fortnightly creative events in my city for the past year. Inverness Drink & Draw keeps growing, and I will be expanding it this year. You can check out photos and future events on the Facebook page.
So, I hope you'll follow the progress of my self-employment through social media and my blog. I'll be sharing the process and creation of new artwork, the trial-and-error of learning to screen print and clumsily making my first products.
Thanks for reading!