NAME / Kemi Mai
BORN / 1996
LIVES AND WORKS IN / Manchester, United Kingdom
ABOUT / I started painting around 2 and a half years ago. Previously, even as a child, I'd held very little interest in painting and drawing. I admired an artist's skill with the sort of mysticism that comes from the myth that art related talents are ones that you are born with. I started painting by chance and quickly learned that it was a skill that could be acquired like any other. I have been painting every day since. My work begins with ideas. When working with clients, I form ideas around detailed research and consultation, making concept sketches that offer a vision of what the final result will be. Once painting begins, I outline in white or blue and design lighting through shadow guides, then I paint corner to corner in complete detail as apposed to in layers.