I was a finalist in the Moxy Hotel Times Square contest with this artwork.
My submission was based on my own experiences of New York.
I moved there in February and although it is a tough place to settle into, there is never a dull moment!
The theme of the brief "getting away with it" made me think of a lady I saw taking her cats out for pizza in a stroller a few weeks earlier. I have two cats of my own and I thought, why the hell not, I’m going to do that! I would never have considered buying a cat stroller before moving here, people would have thought I was crazy, but I have one now because here I can get away with anything!
The city also seems alive and I tried to personify it in the illustration.There are a lot of characters here including my local shop keeper who’s hobby is learning to play new musical instruments (not with much success unfortunately!).