Indian girl - Illustration finalist at Lorenzo Goñi Contest 2012, by Verónica Grech

Indian girl - Illustration finalist at Lorenzo Goñi Contest 2012, by Verónica Grech

F&T: Name something you love, and why?

I love to run more than anything.  I run almost twice-a-week and of course, I go to the mountains on the weekend.  I am a runner and trail runner; I need it for my mind as well as for my body.  One half of me is an illustrator who passes all day sitting in her studio, the other is a sportswoman who loves challenges.

Editorial - Cambio 16 Magazine, by Verónica Grech

Editorial - Cambio 16 Magazine, by Verónica Grech

F&T: One staple thing in your workspace?

My sketchbooks.

F&T: What themes do you pursue?

The topics are not the main thing for me.  But I really love to draw the human body with a geometric point of view.  Some days, I need everything to match as if I was an engineer and my illustrations were a machine.

How to avoid home-decorating anxiety - The Boston Globe Magazine, by Verónica Grech

How to avoid home-decorating anxiety - The Boston Globe Magazine, by Verónica Grech

F&T: Any memorable responses you have had to your work?

All the nice feedback that I receive on Instagram.  I really love Insta!  You can meet creative people,  who are lovely and very communicative.  Opening my insta account has, so far, been the best experience for me in social media.

F&T: A real-life situation that has inspired you?

Life is inspiration.

Giant sequoias - Principia Magazine, by Verónica Grech

Giant sequoias - Principia Magazine, by Verónica Grech

F&T: Favourite motivational phrase?

Work, work, work.

F&T: Last thing you doodled?

I am afraid that is a secret project...

F&T: Where do you see illustration going, in the future?

I don't know.  I can't forsee!

Victoria age discoveries - Principia Magazine, by Verónica Grech

Victoria age discoveries - Principia Magazine, by Verónica Grech

F&T: Any tips for newbies on how to develop their own style?

Work, work, work.

Editorial - Barnard College Magazine from Columbia University, by Verónica Grech

Editorial - Barnard College Magazine from Columbia University, by Verónica Grech

F&T: Whose work do you admire, past or present?

 I love the work of Charly Harper, Lora Lahm, Charles and Ray Eames, and the architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

All images belong to Verónica Grech.