I love drawing and painting. Art is my favourite escape. I live in Ireland and divide my time between Belfast and Dublin. Although my main line of work is as a musician, I recently began drawing intensively during a quiet work period, where I was desperately searching for inspiration. A creative surge took hold and I began to spend every evening religiously working on small ink illustrations, which I would find either online or in old photographs. Each night I would upload my finished illustration to Instagram. I was delighted with their popularity - People began to contact me with commission requests. I also took great pleasure in doing drawings for my friends - Small illustrations of pets, children and famous faces. I have already sent commissions to the UK and the USA and hope that in time, as I continue to build up a portfolio, I will be able to call myself an 'illustrator' and begin to work professionally.