Well I hope you are! I’m Adriana (but you can call me Ri), graphic designer and illustrator based in Exeter, Devon. I work with many types of clients, like small businesses, authors and anyone who needs illustration work.
Does my art have a message? You could say that. It’s my own mark on this world, but it’s also free to interpretation. It ‘fits’ everyone. I like it when people find beauty in the most ordinary or eccentric artwork. At the same time, it doesn’t have to mean anything, like Jackson Pollock said: “If people would just look at the paintings, I don’t think they would have any trouble enjoying them. It’s like looking at a bed of flowers, you don’t tear your hair out over what it means.”
So enjoy! Celebrate the local, the old, the new, the eccentric, the ordinary.
Here is a selection of my work, which includes a mixture of client work and concept art.
I’m your friendly neighborhood artist. Most of the time, you can find me drinking coffee and working on my latest drawing, which I will probably revise 15 times today.
My hobbies include eating (will never refuse chocolate cake), reading, going to the movies, travelling and hour long discussions about something very nerdy, with great enthusiasm. I love going to parties, but I’m in a complicated relationship with sleep, so will probably choose that instead.
I like to think that everything I do can be considered art. Because art doesn’t have a definition. I started drawing when I was 3. Fortunately, I didn’t stop being an artist once I grew up. For me, art is freedom. I never have to feel trapped in a certain style, or be obsessed with success.
Art is something I rediscover everyday, again and again.
Have an idea you wish me to have a go at? I’d love to get stuck in – just send me an email below!