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…
Artist David Munroe
1. How long have you been an artist?
I have been an artist professionally for the past 6 years, prior to this I was completing my art education in Glasgow.
2. What is your preferred medium and what is your creative process?
I love experimenting with new materials and trying out techniques that are different and out of the box thinking, for example I use extreme heat to create a lot of my Industrial style paintings.
3. Describe your life as an artist in 3 words?
Exciting, Hectic & Challenging.
4. Where do you draw your inspiration from and why?
My work is always centred around nature and the environment. whether it’s taken from the weather and its extreme effects on our planet or the overlooked beauty that can be found in unexpected places, especially when materials or the environment has been manipulated by the elements of nature.
5. Who or what has had the greatest influence on your art and career so far?
Thats a tough question as there is a massive amount of artists and creative people that have helped me and motivated me through their work to do better. But starting from my art education there were a lot of influential teachers and lecturers that just seemed to light a fire in me creatively that I’ll never forget.
6. One piece of advice for a new artist?
Never give up! No matter what, keep creating art and pushing it out there to the public and online. Think of the long term.
7. What is the one item in the studio you couldn’t live without?
I have an old Palette knife thats rusted, covered in all sorts of coloured paint and dried materials that I use all the time. I would be lost without it.
8. What music do you listen to when working in the studio?
I listen to music sometimes when working, there are times that I am so wrapped up in what I’m doing I forget to add some music, but times like that go by so fast when I’m obsessing and working away so happily.
9. What are the best and worst things about being an artist?
The best thing for me about being an artist is that every day is different. One day I might be working on my site or setting up things digitally, the next I could be working on massive canvases to sent to the other side of the globe or creating sculptures for events. I wouldnt say in my opinion there is many negatives to being an artist. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not easy. In fact at times it can be incredibly difficult, but I believe times like that only serve to make you stronger in the end.
10. Do you have a favourite app or technology that assists your working day?
Photoshop is a must for creating anything digitally that has to be precise and of a high standard. It’s so diverse and has a massive amount of range that I would say it’s like an all in one tool. Its the only thing digitally that I ever need to use.
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