After high school, she opted for a Graphic Design program at university. Her studies taught her to “focus more on the intention and message behind art and design and that looking pretty wasn’t the only value of art.” As she didn’t have time to work on her photography, she felt the need to transmit her thoughts and feelings through a “new creative outlet”. That’s where she started drawing digitally. Her minimalism approach was first culminated using photographic references for digital drawing, as it led her to only choose to represent the essential parts of them. “I tried to create a scene or a portrait with as few lines as possible.”, she shares.
Then one day, she came across One Line art through a university course and fell in love with it. She describes, “Our professor told us to portray each other without looking down on our sketch and without breaking the line through lifting the pen off the paper.” As this exercise procured her a deep sense of freedom in her work, she developed her own style in one line art. She acknowledges, “my one line style doesn’t necessarily consist of drawing one single line but rather multiple interconnected lines.” This creates a dynamic and a natural flow in portraits and images. Sometimes, she shows more details and other times she shows less, which makes her creations more abstract and subsequently more interesting. She unintentionally went from drawing chaotic, crowded lines, to “more precise, cleaner and simpler” lines. Nonetheless, she admits that she often experiments new techniques with her style as she believes she “will never be finished with it as it is a constant process”, and that her style will always reflect her own evolution and personal growth in life.
As her studies allowed her to master both art and design, she enriched her artistic vision, and distinguishes, “design is something that is more practical and usually works with a specific topic or message. Art can be free from a practical intention and can focus more on aesthetics and emotional values.” She specifies the emotional side of her art which helps her connect with people as they can personally relate to her work. Starting with “opening an Etsy shop for commissions”, she now collaborates with brands for campaigns and branding and has illustrated books and covers. She even created her own jewellery collection. As an ambitious artist, she embraces her authenticity and uniqueness through self reflection and self discovery. Her own definition of minimalism is, ”you only keep or use what you really need”.