Phoebe Wahl's journey towards becoming an illustrator unfolded in a truly organic manner. From a young age, she found herself captivated by the world of art, spending countless hours sketching her beloved characters from books, reimagining book covers, and even crafting her own stories to accompany her illustrations. It was during this creative exploration that the realization struck her - illustrating stories was not just a childhood pastime, but a bona fide profession that resonated with her deeply.
Phoebe's artistic pursuits were profoundly shaped by her unconventional childhood. As an unschooled student, she experienced a unique form of education that allowed her to freely nurture her skills and interests. Embracing unstructured, child-guided homeschooling, she delved wholeheartedly into honing her artistic talents, pushing the boundaries of her creativity in ways that many children seldom have the opportunity to do so. This unconventional upbringing not only provided her with ample time and space to refine her artistic abilities, but it also instilled in her invaluable lessons in time management, self-discipline, and independent learning - skills that have proved indispensable in her current career and chosen lifestyle.
Drawing from her early experiences and fueled by an unwavering passion for visual storytelling, Phoebe Wahl continues to create captivating illustrations that evoke a sense of wonder, nostalgia, and heartfelt connection. Her work is imbued with a profound appreciation for the power of art to transport, inspire, and ignite the imaginations of both young and old alike. With each stroke, Phoebe breathes life into her art, weaving narratives that touch the hearts and minds of those who encounter her enchanting illustrations.
Tips to fellow Artists:
My advice in general with illustration, is just try and be the best you can be, and be everywhere. Get in people's faces. Work hard and don't worry too much about finding your personal style, that will come organically and not only through technical skill but through personal growth and changes.