UK - Manchester
Every artist needs space, time and freedom to encourage the creative stream to flow. Growing up without a television meant that artist Naomi had plenty of time on her hands to develop her love and passion for anything creative. Allowing her imagination to run wild, she used a variety of mediums and materials to create all manner of art. At school, art was her favourite subject and one at which she excelled. After studying fashion at university, Naomi set up her own fashion label. Alongside freelance design work, Naomi also found that music allowed her to express her creativity. As well as DJing at live events, she also uses music of all styles and genres to motivate and inform her work, whether that be designing a fashion piece, illustration or DJing at an event, home and abroad. Working with clients across the globe, Naomi brings her free-flowing nature and lifestyle to every piece she creates, whether on a beach in Mexico or at her desk in Manchester, England.
It can take time, perseverance, and determination to truly recognise what motivates and nurtures the artistic streak in an artists’ soul. Carli’s journey to artist and ceramicist is a potted one, trying different careers before realising that design and art were her true calling. Carli has studied veterinary medicine, fashion design and graphic design, but happiness was not abundant. Deciding to follow her true path has released Carli, leading to the production of breath-taking freelance illustration pieces. Most recently, Carli has discovered a love and natural affinity with clay, producing stunning pottery pieces from her home studio. Bringing ideas to life is the driving force behind many of Carli’s creations. Whatever the piece, Carli is clear that it is the meeting of peace and adrenalin from doing something she loves that leads to her stunning creations.
Like many artists, Harold draws on both the negative and positive in life to fuel the pieces he paints and draws. He stands at the start of what promises to be a successful career as an artist. But like many creative people, he is self-deprecating. Others recognised his talents before he did, although he has long recognised, from a very small child, the beauty of the world around him. Immersing himself in his art, Harold saw it as nothing more than a pleasant hobby. During his teenage years, he began to view it differently, and although he made significant headway, he never took it seriously. A stint working with his father was followed by him starting art school at university. The pandemic has placed these plans on hold for the time being but the disappointment has not dented his artistic ambitions or talent. He has continued to develop and experiment with different mediums and finishes, seeing this time not as a setback but an opportunity to explore yet more creative paths.