When I was little, I used to write stories with my grandmother. We wrote a little booklet we called the storybook, but it was not only filled with the stories we wrote, but also my illustrations. I thought it was very important that my grandmother left empty lines so that I could draw a picture of the story.
I usually say that I have always painted and I have always been an artist, but when I look back on my life, I know that I have also been an illustrator and a writer.
My life has always been a way of creativity even though my big goal has not always been to illustrate. When I was a kid I wanted to be an actor (and a plumber Super Mario), but I became a musician just like my parents. Later I began to study theology, it went really well, but at the same time I was drawn into the world of art even more, I simply could not stop painting and that was where I started to put all my focus.
It started when I did small projects to my friends and my family. This happened during the time I was studying and I did not really know what kind of artist I wanted to be and I first had no idea that I could do it full time. I started by making small airbrush paintings on canvas and on t-shirts. But it became very quickly an expensive hobby and I continued to paint in only acrylic instead.
Later I went down the digital track when I got a drawing tablet on my birthday. I thought it was really hard and it felt from the start very unnatural, but I continued to practice. While I tried to master my new tool, I got inspiration from illustrator Nick Harris and I tried to learn as much as possible from him. He opened up a whole new world for me, or rather, he reintroduced something that I already have had, and always liked to do, and it was the illustrations.
I realized that I could also be an illustrator at the time I realized it was something I almost always had been, I could simply continue. So I decided to stop everything else. I could no longer base my life on something that is constantly focused on the future. So I sat down and thought about who I was, not who I should be. I came to the conclusion that I am a creative person, a person who wants to create and change.