Aleida.H.Art

By Aleida Hammond

What do you study at Loughborough and what year are you in?

I study Fine Art and I’m currently in my second year

Tell us more about what you do

I create photography, paintings and I draw. I have also recently released a line of T-shirts. One thing about me is that my work is versatile. I find that it’s better to experiment than to stick to one thing. I have also dabbled in animation, digital work, and graphic design. 

How did you get started?

I first starting taking art seriously when I was in Year 6 at school. My art teacher’s words inspired me. In 2018 when I was 17, I officially launched my art account and then rebranded it in 2020 to make it a business account.

What inspires you?

God. As a Christian, my faith inspires a lot of my artwork. The world around me also inspires me to oppose it and what it stands for. I speak on injustices and fight for change through my art.

Is championing Black-owned organisations important to you and if so, why?

It is, because everyone deserves the same level-playing field to succeed. This goes beyond black businesses; everyone should be able to start something without any obstacles having nothing to do with the idea itself.

What advice would you give people who want to go freelance?

Don’t despise small beginnings. You won’t make thousands of pounds overnight, but starting is better than having your idea stay as just an idea. Also, it’s not easy. Prepare to be your own boss, and understand that no one is going to keep you accountable but yourself.

How can people buy your artwork?

To buy my artwork, you can either DM me on Instagram at @aleida.h.art or email me at aleidah@hotmail.co.uk.

Where can people find out more about your work?

My Instagram account is where I display my artwork, what I’m up to, as well as current and new projects I’m working on.