thednalife🎨~Weekly artist spotlight~🎨
Each week we will select one artist to do a mini-interview on so you can get to know them a little better. This week we are featuring @sallywestart . Read below to see her anwsers and feel free to leave a comment! #thednalife
Art was never a choice. I feel a need to produce it. I can’t explain why. It drives me to work harder than I am physically meant to at times.
What does your creative process look like?
My creative process is simple. I am responding to my environment. I choose my subjects purely from the impact they have on me. I paint landscapes, portraits and still life.
Often I paint outdoors. This creative process involves finding a location that inspires me. I pack my car full of supplies. Unpack on location. Set up. Paint. I work fast because of the limited amount of hours in a day. I choose to respond immediately and without any input after the event. In other words I don’t touch the painting once back in the studio. It’s a rule I have for myself. I believe it is hard to have a rational view of anything newly painted so it’s best to walk away, make those decisions later after there has been time to let it go.
Getting the paintings home when they are wet is the hardest part. They are fragile, loaded with heavy amounts of paint. Any bumps can destroy the work instantly. They take many months to dry so the next challenge is finding space for them to dry without anything touching them. Considering the amount I produce this process is extremely challenging.
What do you hope others see when they look at your body of work?
I rarely think about what others see when they look at my work. I am secretly amazed by people’s responses to my work. Delighted when they enjoy them. It’s lovely to get recognition for the work you do, to sell enough to keep working. But the mission I have is very personal – to better myself as an artist. I guess, In that sense I hope that others see my work is evolving.
If you had the ability to create anything what would your dream project be?
Every time I start a new painting I am living my dream in that moment. When I go to the art supplies shop and have enough money
- liaprobstYeahh it is a beach!!😻🌸
- newyorksaidShe's straight up excellent
- madsvindludvigsenI love this so much
- tpainter99Bravo! Take a bow. Awesome work!
- spasm5very cool
- theiceartistThis is great!
- cafreeneCool - did a double-take.
- misterflopatrickHey! Very nice pic :D
- sashaforfuckssakesMind fuxk
- bring.the.ruckus.6pic of the hour!
- artfeedrLove this
- typicaljasminI like this picture
- best_cocktail_This is wonderful
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