Grow – Meet the Maker with Ebony Balaz

I am an artist, designer and maker of things. Like many creatives I have quite a varied set of skills and interests. My background and training is within the fashion industry, but over the last few years I’ve been exploring my creativity in a more explorative and playful manner. I paint bright abstract artworks on paper and canvas. I love the expressive nature of paint.
Mark making is a very cathartic process for me and the journey that I go on each time I create a new artwork is constantly inspiring. I enjoy using my creative skills to bring products to life, be that sewing for my children or taking my paintings into textile form. Creating something, essentially from nothing, with my own two hands is second nature to me.
As well as creating my own products and artworks I love to share my skills and knowledge with fledgling artists of all ages. You can often find me hosting art and craft workshops for budding artists – it’s a joy to see the love of making ignite inspiration within my students.