In this post I will write a little bit about myself and let you into my artistic world so you will get to know me as a person and an artist. But this made me wonder what would people think about this post, will it be boring? I personally find it a bit difficult to talk about my own work. Why is that? Aren’t I good enough for people to read about? Like any other anxious artist, this question still rambles in my mind.
As a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate, I’m a Montreal based artist that reproduces commissioned work with mixed mediums such as acrylic, markers, pens, oil paint, and spray cans. During my academic years, I struggled to discover my personal interest due to such variety of art and challenging projects. Throughout my first year, I was a student that had very little knowledge about the art world. I remember my first painting class as if it was yesterday. Eager to start, I had bought myself a large scale painting and started to paint. Noticing that my work was too firm, my instructor approached me and advised me that I was giving it too much thought, and it didn’t portray movement and life in my work. With the right training, it resulted into my first abstract painting which I later called “Attitude” . As the years progressed, art teachers helped me explore different mediums and art forms by expanding my artistic mind with a variety of artists. Learning about different artistic techniques will draw inspiration for any upcoming artist.
Since I was a little girl, my passion for art has constantly grown. But in this economy, artists discover an everyday hardship in getting a good paying job. When asked about my career path, I did not get the support and encouragement that I needed. Why is that? People would often ask me if it was a real job or if I’d make any money out of it. I believe if you are strongly passionate about your work, you will be successful. But beyond that, I wonder what our world would be like without art.
Over the years, my work has varied from different styles to accommodate each of my clients. I mostly work with big scale paintings and bold colors. Nowadays, my prime focus is mostly Pop art and abstract paintings; however, I’ve always remained open minded for different styles. As an independent artist, I look for that connection with my clients that will create an emotional experience. It is an everyday struggle to create a unique style that will captivate the viewer attention due to so many talented artists; although, most people learn in a multitude of ways, artists learn from each other. Therefore, the world is our playground, let’s explore it!