Journal

Artists who influence my work

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery—celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from—it’s where you take them to.”
— Jim Jarmusch (Director)

Spending a lot of time finding and admiring artwork online, inspiration from digital artists plays a massive role in my own work. As a creative trying to navigate through my own artistic journey and finding a 'style' which I feel best transports the messages I want to communicate, I take influence from artists whose techniques tell the stories I also want to convey. 

I want to share with you a gallery of the artists that I always end up going to when I am seeking inspiration. It won't be difficult to find the commonalities in our work where I'm sure you'll see overlap within the themes, lines, colour and shading style.