Art Talk - Ten Questions
A glimpse behind the scenes into the artists studios and a look at the creative workings from artists across the world. A fascinating insight and privileged look into what makes them tick and why they do what they do…
1. How long have you been an artist?
I’ve been painting since 2012.
2. What is your preferred medium and roughly what is the process for creating your work?
I use Neon Acrylics. Sometimes I have an idea of what I will be doing and sometimes I let my paintings just occur. That’s quite fun because the end result is a surprise!
3. Describe your life as an artist in 3 words?
Love. Positivity. Passion.
4. Where do you draw your inspiration from and how does it affect your creative process?
I am inspired by the abstract. I like to view things from a different perspective and that is what abstractism is all about. Sometimes I am inspired by human emotion. Sometimes nature and love.
5. Who or what has had the greatest influence on your art and career so far?
Jackson Pollock was my first inspiration to paint. I currently love Vito Bonnanno’s art. (He’s an autistic artist in America) I love the bright colours he uses.
6. What is the one piece of advice you would give to a new artist?
Develop a very thick skin. Things sometimes fall through and you will need to just dust yourself off and move on. Also, approach, approach, approach. For every 10 that don’t reply or say no, one may come back and say yes!
7. What is the one item in the studio you couldn’t live without?
My Neon colours. They are what makes my paintings.
8. Do you listen to music when working in the studio, if so what?
Sometimes. If I do then it’s usually Jill Scott or Eryka Baddu.
9. What are the best and worst things about being an artist?
The best is having the freedom to express myself exactly the way I like. The worst is being asked to participate in amazing art events but being held back as they are so expensive to take part.
10. Technology is a growing presence in the life of an artist, what are your favourite apps or software to assist your work and promotion?
Twitter is good and Facebook. It’s good to join a collective of other artists as well.
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