The wildflower prints of Siobhan O’Dwyer

Siobhan O'Dwyer

The 29-year-old Siobhan O’Dwyer is a pharmacist and artist. She makes prints of wildflowers and the wild coasts of California. In Issue 33, she tells us a bit more about her life and work.

What are you up to?

‘Besides being a full-time pharmacy manager, I edit and design photo prints, mostly floral-themed. I recently did a very exciting collaboration with Urban Outfitters. They had me capture their nature-inspired floral tops with my own floral edits around them. I love seeking out new locations for cool shots, and I found a beautiful tulip field for the majority of those photographs.’

How do you combine two such different jobs?

‘I spend my free time editing and working on prints. In the pharmacy, I don’t use much of my creative mind, so this combination of both worlds inspires and drives me. It’s a lot, and can often be overwhelming, but it also keeps me going. The balance works well, and I have a routine now. Having a creative outlet is something I’ve always needed.’

Can you describe an average working day?

‘It’s often quite long. If I am closing the pharmacy, I’ll go in to work later. I usually wake up early to go for a run, then I sit and edit for a few hours. If I have to be in the pharmacy early, I usually work a full day and come back to editing. Sometimes I work until 1 or 2 a.m. if I have a good flow going.’

Text Jeannette Jonker, Eva Loesberg  Photography Siobhan O’Dwyer

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