Name: Leesa O’Riley
CM Life: What is your favorite medium?
Leesa O’Riley: I really like working with pastels and also sketching and drawing with pencils. I’m enjoying it right now as I’m sort of getting back to basics and really learning the fundamentals of art. I also really enjoy writing as well, because it’s a different sort of medium.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
LO: It just usually comes to me whenever, you know? I gather a lot of inspiration looking at others’ work, especially that of my professors right now. I also love nature; I would say that is a big inspiration, as well.
In what type of environment do you work best?
LO: It has to be quiet, not a lot of distractions, and listening to music helps me a lot, too; I’ve always got to have that going.
What would be your dream job?
LO: At the end of the day, I’d actually really love to be a writer.
LO: Well, I was always terrible at math and science. It’s hard to describe why, really. I love working with my imagination. It’s always a great feeling to create what you see in your head and then share it with the world.