This past Saturday, June 22nd, at the Newport Beach-side Hotel and Resort in Miami, FL, I was nominated for the category of “Miami’s Sexiest Artist” for the 2013 Miami’s Sexiest Awards.
I’m so accustomed to working on my illustrations in my studio and not being concerned with looking or feeling “sexy.” So, naturally, I was puzzled when I got the nomination and, actually, won!
Becoming a fashion illustrator is typically a result of an unbridled love of fashion and glamour; I just wanted to put those images on paper as an artist. Looking at a ballroom full of beautiful people and accepting an award in one of the sexiest places on earth, Miami, wasn’t even on my radar.
Getting dressed up, and being interviewed on a red carpet was kind of strange for me, but having my friends around me made me feel comfortable and safe. Making new friends along the way made the evening even more special.
I want to thank everyone that voted for me, but now, it’s time to bring sexy back to paper and Illustrate!