Artist: Tracey Meek
Location: Derby UK
Who are you?
My name is Tracey Meek, I originally come from Middlesbrough but Im living in Derby.
What do you do?
Im an artist with an illustrative style.
Why do you do it?
I do it because I love it and i have to because if i don’t do it i go a bit mad.
How do you create these images?
Most of the drawings I make come from the depths of my brain. Its rare that I plan a drawing. Ill often start by making a mark on the paper or maybe splashing some paint and then gradually something will appear. It might be somebody I have seen in passing. An incident or a happening thats been stuck somewhere in my mind, kind of waiting to be unlocked.
Who are your influences?
I am influenced by my surroundings more than anything but I like comic artists like lizz lunney and amanda vahamaki and jesse jacobs.
What inspires your work?
Im inspired by humanity. Peoples lives and loves. The plain mundane mixed with the surreality of dreams.
What do you like?
I like riding my bike and playing football with my daughter, Milly. I like badger watching. I like sunny days and rowing boats and red kites and ospreys.
What don’t you like?
I don’t like judgemental people.
Originally posted 2012-03-13 10:10:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter