Irene O’Callaghan is going on an incredible journey that will transform her life as a professional illustrator. It is a shining example of an artist making a dream come true. We are excited to follow her through her writings here at The Open Draw.
Dear members of The Open Draw and other interested people,
In the months January, February and March of this year I have been co-hosting the Monday evenings at The Open Draw. Some of you might remember me, to some of you I might be new. I suddenly left in April and never came back. This was not because I did not enjoy The Open Draw. On the contrary: The Open Draw inspired me to follow my dreams.
I left Amsterdam and went to visit the West-Coast of America. I have an American passport, but apart from the first six months of my life I have never lived on the continent. I always wanted to go back and see for myself what “America” was like. I heard about this university in San Francisco that offered a great illustration Master’s, and I was told about the blooming creative industry. Continue reading…