1 What do you do?
I’m an artist. I draw and paint pictures for magazines, books, CD covers – all kinds of things.
2 Where do you work?
I work at home. I have a room just for working in.
3 How many hours do you work?
I normally work about eight hours a day, from 9.30 to 5.30. Sometimes I work again in the evenings or at weekends, when I’m in a hurry to finish a picture.
4 Do you earn a lot of money?
It depends. I earn from about £250 to £3,000 for a picture. Sometimes I have a lot of work but sometimes I don’t. That’s a problem. And I don’t have paid holidays.
5 Do you like your job? Why?
Yes. I love it, because every day is different, and I like using my imagination.
6 What don’t you like about your job?
It’s stressful when I need to work fast and the ideas don’t come. And sometimes it’s lonely when you don’t work with other people.
7 How do you relax after work?
I play the bass in a band called International Airport. We play at weekends in pubs and clubs.