From a very young age, I have engaged with art in some way. My parents were both involved in the world of commercial art and graphic design, and they encouraged me in my early artistic efforts.
there was never a shortage in my house of books and magazines about
artists, and I was lucky to have access to a great variety of
professional pens, pencils & papers, paints and other art related
stuff. My mother also made sure that I was a regular visitor to the many
splendid museums that could be found in the city.
surrounded by so much art, it was no surprise then when I became an
artist myself. I create artwork under the name Durlzy, which has been my
nickname since 1993. I like it cause it's short and punchy, (just like
me) and it looks good on posters, t-shirts and badges.
set media that I work with, really - I love them all. I experiment
daily with different materials and techniques. I'm a great fan of
anything handmade, but I'm also skilled in the use of vector drawing
programs, and Photoshop. I view the computer as just another tool in my
arsenal. I will often use it to enhance a piece that started life as a
hand drawn, painted or printed image.