Who are you and what do you do?
I am narboo and I am an artist. I draw, paint and take pictures everyday. My big break came when I started putting my characters up in the streets about 6 years ago. I have had art shows every month since that time in my life. I love to make people smile and if I’ve brought a smile to at least one person, then my day is a good one. I am constantly drawing and these sketches usually end up as a painting or a sticker or screen print at some point. I love going through old sketchbooks and finding lil gems I may have forgotten about. I have all my sketchbooks since @ 5th grade.
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
I have been working on murals all summer long. In May I painted one in the Smith Tower. In June, I painted a mural at Jetstream in Portland and then back here in their Seattle offices when I got back. In August I spent most of the month working on 6 murals in the 2 restrooms and pinball room at a new bar in Ballard called Olaf’s.
Any new exciting news you’d like to share with our readers?
I am currently finishing up illustrating a children’s book called The Landfill Dilemma, written by Amy Lorentzen. After that I am starting on another kids book for author Gwen Delp. This has been a dream of mine since I was a kid. Well a little kid, because I’m still a kid, just a big one now.
Who’s your biggest fan?
I don’t have a biggest fan. This is what’s great about what I do. Little kids love it, but I also get grandmas coming up to me and enjoying my work. I think that’s what has helped me be successful is that people of all ages can relate to my artwork. I can crack smiles from all age groups.
What’s your favorite item that you sell?
I usually get most excited when an original painting sells. It’s a pretty big honor that you want to bring my creation into your home. To know that when you are eating your Crunch Berries in the kitchen or laying down to sleep that you may be staring at one of my characters is a great feeling.
What do your customers love most about your products?
That it makes people smile. I dropped off a commissioned painting yesterday and a few hours later she put on my Instagram page that she’s just been staring at it and smiling. We need more smiles in this world and if I can create some of those smiles then I smile too. It’s contagious.