I was born in Coventry and I would definitely like to be an artist studying in the city I have grown up in – I just love its diversity, it’s definitely inspiring!
When different cultures coexist, you end up with a distinctive cultural and arts scene so I think it would be a really interesting place to study art. If we were to win City of Culture, the art scene would get even more recognition, and as a result of that, more funding.
I love Stewart’s style of art. The fact he studied here at Coventry University and then went on to exhibit in places like the Tate Modern proves to me it is possible to be successful in art, you just need to keep going.