WHY I DESIGN ? | #YiD - @muse_me_art

My names Georgina, I'm a sometimes artist, mother. And all round super saiyan from Hackney.

I've been drawing for as long as I can remember and as far as I'm concerned it's a part of my DNA.

It's how I express my feeling views and opinions on just about everything, and it also serves as a meditation tool.

When it comes to the art world the thing I dislike the most is the pretentiousness vs the urbanization of art or Shoreditch cool as I like to call it.

It's a very unnatural environment for me where the 'cool kids' hang out and pretend their either woke or street or a combination of the two.

If I was to give advice to anyone wanting to get into art and share their creativity it would be to

Advice: Be yourself unapologetically, never try to fit into to someone's else's space, if you want me you will take me as I'm served. I'm a black female artist and I tell you that with my whole chest- don't call me urban.




I don't find the artistic life lonely as some might say, but maybe that's because I surround myself with other like-minded creative people, who outside of art I'd hang out with anyway.

Since I began sharing my art I've received positive responses from the likes of Comedienne Judi love and DJ Swiss who gave up time to be part of a project in collaboration with the Elizabeth James gallery, celebrating my generation's contribution to black history. It's nice to be appreciated by people from my community who I equally respect and admire.

If I had to pick 3 artists I admire they would be @kei_maye I adore her illustrations that depict faces that look like me, @kehindewiley his portrait work is amazing and needs no other explanation and @cakesthemaniac, if I had to choose one I'd like you to feature next it would have to be @kei_maye

- Georgina Elizabeth