Lawrence Paul

"As an artist and a creative, there are some norms in society that might make it difficult for us to do something that we want to do. For me, it is much more valuable to be honest with who you are, what you are going through, because people will be able to relate to your work a lot better and you will also bring something totally different to the world that no one else can. I know that my experiences are different from yours, so there will always be a level of appreciation for art- the key is to make it real and believable."

John Byrne Award