today we have an interview with faye moorhouse! i love her style, it feels very primal and almost urgent, as if it's bursting to get out of her. i also really like the way she composes her illustrations, they're kind of minimal, yet at the same time have detail, which i think is mostly down to her markmaking techniques.
let's hear from faye!
hey faye! could you please give us a little intro to your work and your blog?
Hi, I am an illustrator and I blog at www.fayemoorhouse.tumblr.com. I tend to post a lot of photographs and illustrations and not very much writing, just because I tend to be better at communicating through images rather than words.
do you have a favourite piece that you've made?
My midnight gathering pieces are my favourites at the moment, although it changes from day to day. I just like them because they are quite different to my usual work; I use lot of white space normally, but these are dark and the whole page is filled with the image.
do you have anything you'd like to achieve in the future?
I would love to do some editorial work, this is something I'm working on at the moment; building up my portfolio with editorial-friendly illustrations.
if you have one, what is your all time favourite illustration or artwork? why? what does it mean to you?
I love Jean-Michel Basquiat's paintings. On my A Level art course we had to choose one artist to study and part of it was to copy 20 of their paintings. I chose Basquiat, it was the around this time that I realised I wanted to do illustration, and that messy things can also be beautiful.
how do you juggle creating and blogging?
I do actually find it really hard to separate the two, I pretty much blog everything I create, but I think its so important to make stuff without an audience in mind, just to paint to get it out of your head. Something I now try to do is to take internet and social media breaks, an hour or two where the phone is off and the laptop shut, just to allow myself to focus on drawing.
do you have any favourite arty blogs you like to read?
I always check itsnicethat, booooooom and thefoxisblack. Also Design*sponge has some really great business tips.
where are your favourite places for art? to see, buy, whatever's on your mind.
I really like the Wellcome Collection, they have some amazing exhibitions on about death and dirt and other general gross, interesting things.