What a wonderful view into the journey of a young artist, Vivien! Michael, thank you for sharing your story and inspiration. Your voice encourages young people from different backgrounds (I come from STEM) to pursue a career in art, play to their strengths, and find their niche.
I love that you created your own path, starting by drawing on location and photographing textures. Sketching on-site and travel have influenced my recent works as well. However, I find myself depicting my associations with my surroundings more often than the reality of my current environment. Where do you see your work expanding next?