I began drawing at a young age. My mom, sensing my artistic inclination, encouraged me to share my creations—a significant departure from my naturally private approach. Her positive reinforcement mirrored the support my dad gave me in my musical pursuits.
As my music career gained momentum, my focus on visual art waned. However, in the past six years, as I distanced myself from touring, I found myself reconnecting with visual art. It's a practice that has always provided me solace.
My journey as an artist has been experiential, involving years of exploration and discovery. I'm largely self-taught in both music and art. Illustration has emerged as my favourite medium, and with the advent of the digital era, I've developed a deep affinity for design and photo editing.
This resurgence in my artistic endeavours has been a fulfilling journey, allowing me to rediscover and fall in love with a practice that provides respite from various aspects of myself.
I tend to lean into the cartoon style of illustration. I grew up reading Mad Magazine, and it influenced my direction. In fact, the style of illustration from the magazine in the 80's is what still resides in most of my drawing style. Bold lines, cross-hatching, and adding an element of fun character to what I do. I love the spooky, the strange, the meditative, unplanned sketch. I don't take myself too seriously as a visual artist, and I think that's why it has always brought me so much pleasure.
If I do find myself on the canvas, it is usually with acrylics. I love painting portraits.
I'm currently working on developing three children's book. For the spooky, and for the trans kids who never see themselves in books.
I'll update here with new work and design projects. If you're interested or need a designer/photo editor, reach out at email@example.com.
I painted this self-portrait for the cover of Black Tie Elevator, the last album I released under The Cliks. 36x30 canvas, acrylics, pencil and marker.
Digital / Procreate
Graphic Design - Live Show Posters & CD Covers
In Development - Children's Books
The Rabbit & The Ghost - A book for children about grief
Why? - A spooky, silly book
I Can! - A children's book about trans & non-binary identities
Small Business Branding & Logos
Roverdale Dog Walking