Interview with ZOE BYLAND: Your childhood ambition: Being an illustrator (or occasionally a private investigator). Something you treasure: Friendship. Your worst habit: Hope, or longing. The aspect of your work that’s most important to you: Being passionate about it, telling stories in my paintings and creating atmospheres. Your first job: A comic strip about a little mosquito for a small magazine. Someone whose work you highly recommend: I love the Dutch masters, especially the brothers Van Eyck. See more of Zoe Byland’s work here.