Heidi Winder is an artist and illustrator from Uppsala in Sweden and is currently based near Stockholm.
Heidi produces art in digital and mixed media formats and offers a range of services such as album artwork and food illustration, as well as art prints.
Huge thanks to Heidi for sharing her art insights with us! Before jumping into her interview below, check out her beautiful work for sale on her website.
What's the latest piece of art that you have put out into the world?
I recently finished a painting of a spiral staircase. I have been studying perspective for the last few years and I find that the spiral staircase is the ultimate challenge when it comes to perspective drawing. I also find them quite beautiful, and I like to try and capture the magic in everyday scenes.
What drives you to keep creating?
Drawing has become a habit for me, it's something I do when I'm watching TV, listening to music, travelling or whenever I have a few minutes to spare. There are a lot of distractions in the world today, so many things that can pull our attention away from creating. I try to make sure that drawing is part of my routine. This means cutting back on other activities but I find that it's worth it.
Is there another artist's work that you would recommend, and why?
There is so much amazing work being done in the field of illustration, it's hard to choose. One of my favourite artists is Jungho Lee, who is a master when it comes to capturing light and atmosphere. Some other excellent artists I have been introduced to recently include Rovina Cai, Hadil Mohamed, Inga Wiktoria Påve and Veronica Park.
Do you have any advice for creators that are just starting out?
Drawing doesn't always have to be serious and it doesn't always have to be with the aim of creating your best work. Playfulness and curiosity are fundamental to developing and finding your own style. My advice is to keep creating and experimenting and to focus on the work you enjoy the most.
Where can we find your work?