How are you dealing with creative block? I think that such an event occurs to everyone working creatively.
Sometimes I’m not in the mood to paint but it is important that I start, and one thing leads to the next. If I don’t like it I paint over it. Sometimes disliking your work brings something wonderful and unexpected. Also, working in series and many paintings at once can help to not obsess over one work. Keep working and let other people be the judge.
If you had a power to do something differently in your artistic career what would you change?
I have been very fortunate in my career in terms of support and opportunities. Going back, if I could change anything, I wish I had applied for artist residencies as a younger artist.
Where are you looking for inspiration and what inspires you?
I’m inspired by colors and forms together in architecture and organic forms in nature. Digitally I’m inspired by graphics, other artists work and images everywhere.
If you had to choose one painting that stuck with you permanently, what would it be?
This is the most difficult question of all. I have been thinking about it for a few days. I have many favorite paintings. I have too many paintings that I love that I am unable to choose just one.
Can you give some advice to any self-taught artist or designer?
Just start. Make big moves and cover up what you don’t like. Keep an open mind and don’t judge yourself. Remember that your taste is always going to get in the way and that it will be more refined than your work is in the beginning. If you don’t like what you do, explore and keep painting.
What is your favorite color?
I enjoy all colors and what they do in relationship with other colors. If I had a favorite I think it might be a form of orange.
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