HOPE ANDERSON

I am currently a second year student at  De Montfort University studying Fine Art. I would describe myself as a painter however since being a student my work and myself as an artist have been pushed into different mediums. I have always had a passion for portraiture and think it is my best practise. However recently I have been making digital paintings and collages and I am thoroughly enjoying experimenting with illustrator and photoshop. 

My work has always been quite political and focuses on what I believe to be poignant issues. My current work is focusing on News Media and specifically how it avoids  the real issues, such as the plastic oceans crisis and animal extinction. 

I believe that artwork should be for a purpose and is a platform to express opinions and contradictions freely. I use my art to provoke thoughts and awareness of these issues which is my real drive as an artist.