Over the last couple of days I have been thinking of ways for you to get to know me better, the individual that you are trusting with creating your pet portraits. So, I have started this blog, a way to connect you with you all, a way for you to find out more about not only myself, but the materials I use in creating my pieces of art.
So first up, the team. This prompt may seem to be one of a large grandeur but really, it is just me behind the scenes. Answering emails, creating mock-ups, shipping orders and all the way down to actually completing the drawing.
So, in the true meaning of ‘meet the team’, let’s start with the ever awkward, ‘hi, I’m Lorna’, because firstly I’m always awkward when meeting new people and secondly, how else do we start this off. I will be talking about my journey as an artist in a future blog post, so here I will talk about more personal things to myself.
Let’s go back right to the start. My biggest obsession is dogs, and being born into a family who always had a pet dog, I can guarantee this is where my obsession started. I then got hooked on dog shows and the obsession with dogs was firmly set. On my drawing board you will tend to find there is always a dog, with the occasional wildlife piece.
I went to university and graduated with not one, but two, degrees in law. I have a first class honours degree in law LLB hons and a masters in law with distinction. Although I studied law, my link to dogs was still strong. With both my undergraduate and postgraduate thesis being focused on laws pertaining to dogs. It only seems natural that my artwork has a focus on dogs too.
You will find I don’t always talk about dogs though, I am still a huge law nerd and love talking anything law, from current law cases. Naturally, this leads to me loving true crime documentaries. I think that about sums me up, a law loving, dog obsessed individual.
But wait, I’m not the only team member. There’s no way I could forget one of the most important members, and that is my studio assistant.
So this is Axle, my 4 year old studio assistant.
He is always in my studio when I am drawing, so I’m sorry if an occasional husky hair finds it’s way into your packaging. I do try my best to keep them away but hey, he is head of packaging. What can I say? Head of quality control too, he is a bit of a tough manager but nothing leaves the studio without full approval.
There will be more about Axle in a future post, as he is one of the reasons I started on my art journey.
So I think that’s it, the team members. Myself and Axle.