Welcome to AllArtWorks Featured Artist Series!
1. What other profession is similar to being an artist and why?
Architecture is the first profession that pops in my mind. Like most artists, architects usually have an eye for fine details such as line, symmetry and patterns along with devising a design from imagination or inspiration.
2. What’s the nicest thing you can remember someone said about your work, or an individual piece?
The nicest and most memorable comment someone made about my artwork was specifically directed to my most recent piece, Balance. This person reached out to me via Instagram and expressed how moved she was about the story behind this piece and proceeded to explain how she related to it. It meant the world to me to know that my artwork actually touched someone in that way.
3. What’s one thing you’d like everyone to know about you as an artist?
I would like for everyone to know that I paint from a deep place. It’s not for profit or attention. I paint because it is a mental and spiritual release for me. Art has brought me out of a dark place, and I claim it as a calling/gift.
4. What was the last piece of art that you saw that blew you away?
I was truly taken back by a sculpture I saw in the Milwaukee Art Museum. It embodied and praised “unfavorable” features of the female form. I fell in love as soon as I laid my eyes on it.
5. What’s something you haven’t done but you want to do in art/painting?
It’s something simple that I’m surprised that I haven’t done yet… painting outside, in nature.
I prefer Delacroix over Ingres. When I look at Delacroix’s work, I can genuinely feel the emotions of his subjects. He did an amazing job capturing their expressions, which helps me create a backstory in my mind while viewing.
*The reason we ask about Delacroix and Ingres is because they were contemporaries with wildly different styles!