Diana Lupieri hasn’t always been certain she could make a living out of being an artist. It wasn’t until she was studying French at UBC that she realized her time in class was mostly dedicated to doodling - something needed to change.
Over the last few years Diana has nurtured her illustrative style of drawing small and highly detailed works of things she comes across in her daily life (including a Basset Hound in a spacesuit). We love the sensitivity, creativity and detailed nature of her work and can totally get behind her desire to inspire others to look at the world a little differently every time they see her pieces.
We asked Diana what she would tell her past self:
“Keep at it. Everything is a slow build up of skills and you don’t realize that when you are young. You think “I’m bad at this” or “good at that”, but really you’re just starting at everything. Choose a lot of things at first and figure out what you are passionate about.”
You can read her People Series Editorial here.