London-based illustrator and graphic designer Thereza Rowe loves drawing a lot, and it shows. Let’s pay her vibrant portfolio a little visit, shall we? Get ready to see color, shape, line, and pattern!
Thereza has a degree in Graphic Information Design from the University of Westminster in London. She loves to tell stories through her work, and each piece; whether through the characters, their expressions, stance, composition; tells a new story of it’s own. A child at heart and a daydreamer, this quirky and playful element is conveyed through her illustrations. I had the chance to ask Thereza several questions about her work, and she happily shares her answers with us.
When did you become interested in art?
I’ve always been interested in any form of creative expression; singing, drawing, collecting, etc… Those have always been present in my life.
How would you describe your art?
Simple, bold, minimalist, and capable of letting the viewer’s imagination wander and communicate to them.
Animals are always featured in her drawings as loyal and serene creatures, which reflects on her love for animals and for her two cats that keep her company as she is surrounded by mountains of paper and hundreds of pens.
The successful illustrator has been featured in countless publications, one of which is the beautiful Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration along with 39 other illustrators, which you can find here.
Please describe your process.
I don’t really have a set process. I keep sketchbooks and always carry a camera with me to document whatever I find inspiring. Other than that my actual process of image making always changes depending on the project. My main tools are colour, shape and imagination. So it all happens from playing with those elements.
Where do you find inspiration?
Anywhere and everywhere. And because I have an obsession with documenting and collecting anything I find interesting, I guess it helps keeping the inspiration well always replenished. I also have a blog, which i update regularly as i believe inspiration is a give and take process. I’ve had my blog for three years and it’s been a fascinating adventure to follow both my own development and that of artist friends who i met through it.
Thereza also collaborates with other artists as well, motivated by the joy and excitement sharing a process. Isn’t she so inspiring? There are endless possibilities for creativity, and why not explore as much as you can! You can find more of Thereza’s work at her Tiny Red online shop.
Thank you so much Thereza for your time, and for sharing your work with us!
(images: thereza rowe)