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 2017 and although it is a tough place to settle into, there is never a dull moment!
The city seemed alive and I tried to personify it in the illustration. There are a lot of characters there including my local shop keeper who's hobby was learning to play new musical instruments (without much success unfortunately!).
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 there, people would have thought I was crazy, but I bought one because I felt like I could get away with anything in New York!