Duration: Six months.
Location: Stockwell, London.
Education: Foundation from Camberwell, University of the Arts London; BA with honors in Illustration at Falmouth University.
Big break: A huge break for me was winning the AOI New Talent Award last year. It was really inspiring to see my work in the context of such an exciting exhibition that was displayed at Somerset House.
Influences: Ballet and music has been a huge stimulus behind my work. I take inspiration from the way dancers communicate through movement. Listening to music that evokes atmosphere inspires how I interpret a mood visually. When considering composition and layout in images, I draw ideas from the interaction between choreography and set design.
Work environment: My workspace at home is like a nest as I like to surround myself with my work, media and things that inspire me. I currently have tarot cards stuck all over the walls, along with post cards I have collected from various exhibitions and ballets.
Technique: I enjoy making work that resonates with people on an emotional level. My idea behind The Rite of Spring work was that by presenting my interpretation of the ballet as a book, the reader can enjoy the music and artwork together. I wanted to create a completely immersive experience similar to what happens when seeing a ballet.
Aspirations: In the next five years I would like to create and publish a series of my own modern fairy tale style stories which are accompanied by pieces of classical music that have inspired the story. It would be a dream come true in the next ten years to have my story translated into a ballet.