The Never Ending Series - Sarah Howell

Anyone and everyone knows “inspiration comes from everywhere”. If we were to look at this on a pie chart - for me inspiration is; 1/3 internet, 1/3 my mind, 1/3 the people nailing it around me. That last third doesn’t mean to say, I see what other people are doing and try my hand at their idea, for me it means I see how people are making their way doing their favourite thing and being incredibly successful at it.

This is exactly how it reads - it is truly a never ending series. This won’t be a numbered favourites list, nor leaving people out - this is because I realised I aim to show more of what I want to see. Of course we are inspired by our favourite artists styles but for me this is showing you how their style comes to life. It’s the motivation and the passion that gets them there, I get inspired by seeing what styles are possible, but when all is thought and drawn - it’s really seeing where people take that drive and make the most out of it, seeing them work with their ultimate clients and projects is a clear indication it’s entirely possible for me. 

This is also a fairly important subject for me as I’m a firm believer people need to hear nice things about them more often AND creative support has carried me when I’ve needed it most, so I’m returning the favour. So enjoy learning what makes me tick and discovering some new faves.

 Tropic of Capricorn 

Tropic of Capricorn 

A good place to begin with inspirations is what I’ve told most when Sarah Howell comes up - this is what got my started drawing.

My favourite part about Sarah’s work is how beautifully someone can put together design and humour at the same time. For years now I have had my all time favourite piece cover a third of my bedroom wall. I still sit and look at it to this day and wonder how it was created. Sarah’s style is fun, colourful, no bullshit - I can see her creating whatever she feels like and no matter what comes from it her supports still love it because they know it to be so raw. 

Sarah explained in an interview with No Cure Magazine that she’d rather create something beautiful than have a hidden message to it - Given that so many artists strive to provide a story or meaning within their work, I have always loved the fact that Sarah’s work is what it is and is exactly what helped me when “just creating” - until recently when my pieces have weirdly meshed into what has been going on around me - I never aimed to have a backing to my idea, I love the idea of people finding their own story in the artist’s work. 

Enjoy the collage, mashup, acidic cheeky work of Sarah Howell, starting with my favourite piece “The Meaning” (on my wall) which started me drawing in late 2012.

 Eve

Eve

 Betel Juice

Betel Juice