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…
Paula Sherry Artist
1. How long have you been an artist?
I have always been very creative and when I was younger took art classes. But it was not until recently with a turn of life events that I decided to pursue this creative venue . It has been a huge surprise to see how I can paint and sculpt with ease and it just flows from me. In fact I paint all the time 🙂 I cant seem to stop now. My ceramic sculpting affords me time for more reflection it slows me down .. a bit :))
2.What is your preferred medium and roughly what is the process for creating your work?
I have two mediums that I use. When I paint I use acrylics, the vibrancy the ease and the fact that the colours can be blended into and on one another is fascinating. Also dry time is very fast which works well for me because I paint relatively fast. Process for creating my paintings is primarily intuitive. I paint what I feel what I see around me, nature and the universal cosmos are both great inspirations , my family, life situations also play a huge role in my subtle hidden meanings within my pieces. I love the viewer to see something and feel something different in every piece that may be personal to them. My goal with my art is to inspire emotion. I sculpt and create ceramic works with clay mainly stoneware and now starting to use a mid fire porcelain,, a new adventure! A lot of my figurative pieces are inspired by family and togetherness. and are called Soul Fusion. I have also this year started to embark on a more sculptural path with clay and am truly enjoying the freedom of this and I love the flow of the pieces that I am creating.
3. Describe your life as an artist in 3 words?
unquenchable passionate obsession
4. Where do you draw your inspiration from and why?
Nature, family, emotions, our universal consciousness. All these affect my work by being able to give a visual representation of what is uniquely my perspective.
5. Who or what has had the greatest influence on your art and career so far?
My Significant other, without him I would have no creative voice.
6. One piece of advice for a new artist?
Don’t give up, You are unique show the world YOU!
7. What is the one item in the studio you couldn’t live without?
Natural Light with a view to my world.
8. What music do you listen to when working in the studio?
Sometimes, the music is in my head:))) When I do play music it is whatever mood is present that dictates the type.
9. What are the best and worst things about being an artist?
The best thing about being an artist is that I have control of my own creative flow. And am not worried about what others are creating My audience will find me:) The worst thing!! well is marketing oneself..that is hard and sometimes time consuming and sometimes feels quite redundant.
10. Do you have a favourite app or technology that assists your working day?
Currently my work can be found on my own personal website, my face book page, Saatchi Art and Art Finder. I also use Twitter and Pinterest. I have tried Linked in but really don’t understand that venue too well 🙂 I use Photo shop to crop and post my paintings on these sites and I also use it to print them out for my Portfolio so that people at shows can see my continuing body of work.
Paula Sherry Artist Website