My name is Driva Louise and I am 28 years old. I am an illustrator born and raised in Sweden, currently based in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic.
As a highly sensitive and shy introvert it can be challenging to make oneself heard in the noise of our present day. Through illustration and text, I get a chance to explain myself, both to myself and to the world. My ambition with my art is to make people feel strengthened and seen.
Images are what I create, but hearing is my primary sense. Most of my inspiration come from things I have heard in radio, lyrics, podcasts and audiobooks. Themes usually focus on mental health, with a special focus on high sensitivity. It is important for me to stand for the right to wear your heart on your sleeve, and to uplift the joy of the small and simple everyday things.
When I create, the medium is secondary. I work in a multidisciplinary way and enjoy mixing black and indian ink, pencil, watercolour, collage technique and Photoshop. A picture can take anything from a minute to five hours to make. To me, the most important thing is that the feeling rings true.
My favourite thing to do is to sit hunched over my desk and forget about time, preferably with a cup of coffee (black). But I also enjoy reading, practising Yoga, traveling and being in nature. My biggest dream is getting a dog.
For collaborations, commissions and general enquires, please write to me here.