Robyn Lees is currently an artist, jewelry maker, music review among many other talents, we went on a journey into the artists mind.
Where are you based?
I live in Watford which is just outside of London
Who would you say are your influences?
I don’t really have influences from other people, I studied fine art and had to look into other artists back then but I tend to go with the flow, do things how I want which is why I use so many different techniques like stippling, fine drawing and cartoon design. I have an ongoing of collection of portraits using stippling which can be seen on my website and Facebook page.
Where do you get ideas from for your artworks?
I get inspiration for my work from everything. I actually get quite a few ideas when I’m trying to sleep; coincidentally I love the Galaxy Note phones because they allow me to draw out quick sketches and ideas.
I’m just starting to do some pieces on dreams using my own definition of them: “A dream is an unconscious fantasy depicting conscious and/or unconscious desires or terror but sometimes they do not depict want or dread instead strange reveries which may involve familiar people or surroundings or may illustrate complete fantasy”. I’m really looking forward to starting these.
How long have you been an artist for?
I have been into art for as long as I can remember, I studied art and I live it.
Are there any particular bands you listen to that get you in a creative mood?
I often listen to music when doing my work and the type of music is very varied but some bands that I often listen to a lot are Nine Inch Nails, Cold in Berlin, The Unkindness of Ravens, My Vitriol, Deftones and a lot of others. Recently I have been very in to Cold in Berlin’s new album ‘And Yet’ and their new remix album.
What made you want to become an artist?
I’m not entirely sure what made me want to pursue art but I can say for certain that it is the best choice I have ever made.
Are there any particular techniques you cover?
I use a lot of different media and techniques as I like to experiment with everything. Two of the most popular collections I have (which are also ongoing) are my collection of portraits using stippling and my fine drawn bird collection. I am also an artist for a children’s magazine called ToonZine, alongside the great Johnny Gibson.
Where can I see more of your work?
I have a lot of my work on my website www.robynlees.com and my Facebook page www.facebook.com/robyn.lees29 I also sell a lot of my creations (including some awesome handmade clothing and jewellery) on my Etsy shop www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RobynLeesArtwork
.Interview by Ashlinn Nash