Welcome to AllArtWorks Featured Artist Series!
1. What other profession is similar to being an artist and why?
I've always thought scientists were very similar to artists. They observe the world; they analyze it. They use processes to understand more about it. Artists do something very similar.
2. What’s the nicest thing you can remember someone said about your work, or an individual piece?
Years ago a friend complimented the light in my work. She said that initially she had thought the work was displayed with dramatic lighting, which is why it glowed. When she had the opportunity to view the work closer she realized the glow was because I had painted it that way.
3. What’s one thing you’d like everyone to know about you as an artist?
As an artist, I really want people to know how much I enjoy sharing my work. Creating things gives me such joy, and I hope by sharing my process and final works to spread that joy to others.
4. What was the last piece of art that you saw that blew you away?
I have a friend who uses Facebook mostly as a venue to share art she loves. She shared an article about a body of work by Elisa Mearelli. The works are cut paper placed in intricate layers. They look like little light boxes when placed near a light source. They are their own little worlds made out of paper.
5. What’s something you haven’t done but you want to do in art/painting?
I have never collaborated on a piece of artwork. I would enjoy trying it sometime.
While I enjoy the softness that Ingres brings to a canvas, Delacroix's strokes make him a painter's painter. The way he applies the paint to the canvas adds action to his paintings, which I find very pleasing.
*The reason we ask about Delacroix and Ingres is because they were contemporaries with wildly different styles!