Posted on | October 1, 2011 | 7 Comments
Medium: mixed media
Book: The Pulse of Mixed Media – North Light Books, March 2012
Twitter Name: @alteredpage
I would like to try encaustic painting. I love the quality it brings to an artwork and I think it would blend well with the type of work I already make. I have been hesitating mainly
because I am so focused on my current approaches to art…but it is only a matter
What artist you would like to study with (living or dead) and why?
Of the many people that came to mind I chose Antoni Tapies. Since he is a living artist, there still might be a chance for this to happen. Tapies is a Catalan artist who began to work in mixed media in the early 1950s. He creates the most spectacular surface
textures, embeds found objects in his canvases, and utilizes a stunning and
very limited color palette. I would love to watch him create.
What key piece of advice have you learned in your creative journey that you share with others?
Creativity is at its peak in those moments when you find yourself completely lost in the process of art making.
This happens when you allow your artwork to be an extension of your own
personal experiences and emotions, both good and bad. I use the words ‘you
allow’ on purpose because I believe that the things that hold people back the
most come from within themselves.
What adornment could you not go without?
Not sure that this is what you meant but I will say my glasses.
(Hmmm. Good point. The ICE Queen might have to rephrase that question.)
Paper, gesso, acrylic paint, found objects, and my computer. Maybe my computer should be first on that list.