Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Artist spotlight : Andrew Groves

Andrew's desk, how jealous are we of the view...

A selection of objects on Andrew's desk.

The fallow deer skull Andrew found in the woods next to his house.

Next up we have the very talented Andrew Groves who's kindly let us pry into his life as an illustrator. Have a read of his answers below and view more of his amazing work here and here. No irate commuters or delayed tube trains for Andrew, he lives in a tranquil spot in the South Downs in West Sussex. Jealous, us?

How would you describe your work?
Geometric interpretations of natural shapes and objects. Maybe.

What is your process for coming up with new ideas?
Walking around, looking under things, poking things with sticks, jotting things down, trying not to go mental.

Please describe a typical day:
Take lady friend to work, make coffee, check internet things, work, chop wood, work more, eat lunch, walk in woods, work more, pick lady friend up, drink beer, watch basketball.

What is your working environment like?
Pretty amazing.

What are your top 5 influences / inspiration?
The great outdoors, rural Japan, ugly people, shapes, friends.

What are your top 5 albums / soundtracks to a working day?
It varies wildly depending on what I'm working on. Sometimes I work in silence. Sometimes Heavy Metal. Recent music purchases though are new albums from Ponytail, Marnie Stern and Deerhoof.

What are your top 3 favourite websites / blogs?
http://www.arcticsurfblog.com, http://thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.com/, http://latitudinaltales.co.uk/

And finally, what is your favourite tea time biscuit?
No tea thanks. Sausage roll please.

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