I am going to post some of the most asked questions that people want to know when they meet me or come to my studio. These might help you if youre an artist and need to put together a bio and or an artist statement.
How long have they been painting? and when did you know you wanted to be an artist?
A. When I was five years old, I got into my mother’s paint by numbers set of the ship “The USS Constitution – Old Ironsides” and I got into it and finished the painting. With the left over paint created some other little paintings on paper and scraps of wood. I couldn’t wait to do another painting. Soon afterward, my aunt brought me a couple of art books and I discovered the French Impressionist painters. I liked Monet Gauguin, Sisley and Van Gogh the best and drawn to the brushstrokes and styles of these artist. I started copying these masters and gave the paintings to my relatives as gifts.
When I was around the age of six in public school art class I realized that I wanted to be an artist especially after a famous local artist, Anna Hyatt Huntington, who made sculpture came to visit us in class. My favorite things in school where “show and tell” and “art class”. Over the next few decades years I turned making and selling – painting into my vocation.
Q. What is you favorite thing to paint?
A. My favorite things to paint vary, and my favorite piece of art is usually the one I am working on at the time. While I am making it, whether it’s a cityscape, landscape, a portrait, or abstract the art belongs to me, and when the artwork completed I enjoy sharing it with the world. This is where my show and tell experience comes in.
Q. Of all your paintings, which is your favorite?
A. The one I’m working on or just completed.
Q. Are you from California?
A. I was born in California, grew up in Connecticut and reside in California now.
Q. Did you paint all these paintings?
Q. What are you paintings made out of?
A. They are acrylic, some are on canvas and some are on paper. Also some of my work is pen and ink.
Q.How do you paint outside on location?
A. Rarely do I paint outdoors, I am a studio painter and process for making my art pieces includes photography, drawing, painting, and field trips, where I visit sites to paint and discover new places at the same time. Being an avid photographer, I take many pictures of my subjects and when I return to the studio, I dissect them and compile new scenes on canvas or paper. I first make a small painting around 8 × 10 to 16 × 20 inches, if I like it; I move on to make a larger painting. I include the small paintings in a portfolio to show prospective clients.
What style is your art?
A. I think its somewhere a cross between realism with pop art colors and traditional.
More to follow :-)