• Caitlin Kennedy

Megan Fernandez

You worked as a street artist in Portugal; how did that come about?

When I moved to Portugal in 2015, I needed to find accomodation and there was an artist residency going in a surf camp hostel. The owner said I could have a room if I painted the walls. However, at that point I’d never painted anything before: in fact I got kicked out of art class at school because the teacher said I had no potential. So I was really blagging it when I said I would be the resident artist. The hostel is called Captain’s Loghouse and it is covered in artwork themed on a comic book character called Porto Martez.

And are comics or cartoon style drawings something you continued with after working there?