JG: So speaking of your work, you are currently working on a series of paintings based on Hans Christian Anderson's Thumbelina fairy tale. Can you tell us a bit more about that?
AS: I have wanted to do a series on this fairy tale for a while now. The reason I like Thumbelina has largely to do with the magic and mystery of childhood.
When we are young, the world is so big and magical and I think you lose some of that when you grow up. I like to imagine a place where everything is still a little unknown, and there is so much left to discover. Stories like Thumbelina help you to see your own commonplace world with fresh eyes and you can begin to appreciate just how amazing the world really is again. It's like being a child again in many ways, and capturing that sense of wonder about the world around us.
I am very excited to be debuting the first paintings I have started for this series at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2 later this week. It's been fun planning out the pieces that will appear in this collection, and I ....... click to read the full interview and see the completed images in the Thumbelina series