NEW EXPERIENCE | Minty Sainsbury

NEW EXPERIENCE

Minty Sainsbury is a young pencil artist from London. After she graduated from the University of Cambridge and went to work in a London architectural practice, Minty discovered that the drawing no longer had a place in the modern architectural office. That’s when she decided to turn her hobby into a moneymaking business. With more than seventeen thousands of fans from all over the world, she is keeping the art of architectural drawing alive. We asked Minty to tell us more about her New experience.

Interview by Lily McFly

Illustrations  & Photos by Minty Sainsbury

I am happiest in life wandering around a new city, exploring the medieval streets and ancient buildings. When I go somewhere new I want to walk down every street and discover as much of a place as possible

WHAT EVENT HELPED YOU TO CHANGE YOUR PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD?

It was probably earlier this year when I was working in recruitment I made a deal and was rewarded with $500 and felt absolutely no sense of satisfaction. I realized that money doesn’t make you happy. As long as you are doing what you love, it doesn’t matter if you are barely making any money, you will get more satisfaction from your job. If you’re going to be working 10 hours a day, then it might as well be your favorite hobby!

WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART ABOUT BEING AN ARTIST?

One of the most rewarding things about being an artist in the 21st century is being able to share my work with such a world-wide audience. I spend my day working away in my studio in rural Scotland and then I can share my days progress online and hear feedback from the other side of the world.

WHAT AND WHERE WERE YOU HAPPIEST?

My three favorite things in life are travelling, architecture and drawing. I am happiest in life wandering around a new city, exploring the medieval streets and ancient buildings. When I go somewhere new I want to walk down every street and discover as much of a place as possible, from these experiences I find new street views and buildings that I can draw when I am back in my studio.

Cover & photographs © Minty Sainsbury

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