Next on our Young Emerging Artist Series is Boston-based Patrick Tierney. Patrick is in love with ink, and also has a deep-seated fascination with animals, insects, and plants.

Here's Patrick Tierney and his journey as an artist...

1. How did you become an artist?
I have always been drawing. Like most creative people (and individuals in general), I felt as if at some point I found out there was a word for me.

2. Was there anything that encouraged the growth and love of art while you were growing up?
Being an only child, inhabiting my own world. Most importantly, my family has always had a roof over my head and filled a home with love, this is invaluable structure.

Lolita by Patrick Tierney

3. Who are your biggest inspirations/ influences as an artist?
Trees, walking or the act of traveling one place to another, conversations with friends and Albrecht Durer.

Rock Crab by Patrick Tierney

4. What makes you different from other artists?
I am not sure, I cannot see myself in third person. 

5. What do you see as an advantage of being a young emerging artist today?

Being in the present is the only time to be around.

6. What’s your biggest challenge right now, and how do you plan to overcome that?
To see more of the world, I have to sell more work.

7. What’s the best advice you’ve received as an artist?
“Charge what you need.” - Barnaby Whitfield.

To commission an artwork that's intricately linked to nature, chat with Patrick on his artist page.