Victoria Wainwright is an all round creative in Kent that specialises in illustration. I asked her some questions so we could find out a little more about her.
So Victoria how long have you been an illustrator for now?
It has always been my background passion but I did an English Degree, then went to drama school followed by acting all over the place for about seven years until I had to make a decision between touring and drawing. Throw in a healthy dose of reality and many jobs to pay the weekly trauma of rent, plus my squirrel like attention span (I also make silver but regularly go off on crafty tangents) my progression has naturally evolved. Anyway, I love art and doodling and commissions and I although I would love the real glitzy career, what I really love is sitting in my room, surrounded by ink and almost formed ideas.
Did you study any creative subjects?
A few after hours classes at the wonderful adult Education institutions. Government, please don’t take these away!
How much of what you do has been self-taught?
I am mostly self-taught with a little help. I like to just doodle.
Who is your favourite local artist and all time favourite artist?
Stefan Gnosspelius, who does magical prints and all my fellow etcher’s at Seal Chart Studios but the master of all things linear, is Aubrey Beardsley.
Who really inspires you?
Anyone with that wonderful mix of talent and humility. I love the way artists and crafts people are happy to share their skills.
What would you really like to learn in the future?
To blow glass!
Can you recommend a creative website you love?
www.viksilver.com . It’s me again. I love making silver stuff and I am very proud of my new silver site.
Thank you Victoria and keep up the fab doodling! You can find out more about Victoria at http://www.victoriawainwright.com/