Q&A Sessions with local artists


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We are excited to present, “Question and Answer” sessions with local artists!

Local Artist Lil Olive Question & Answer Session

What is your most significant inspiration?

My most significant inspiration is the beauty I find in the natural world.

List three artists you most admire.

Three Artists I admire most, it’s hard to pick I have so many! Casper David Friedrich, J.M.W. Turner, and present day Julie Heffernan.

How did you start artmaking?

I began drawing as a young girl to escape the chaos of a large family.

What is your favorite artwork you’ve created and why?

My favorite artwork is always the one I’m working on, it’s sort of like a romance.

What is your proudest moment as an artist?

My proudest moment as an artist is when I hear my kids brag about me.

What are some of your recent accomplishments?

My most recent accomplishment was being accepted to a national art exhibit.

What is your favorite artist tool?

My favorite artist tool is my cell phone. I look up images, ideas, I photograph my work as it progresses and can see things I don’t catch with the naked eye.

How has your work changed since you’ve been creating?

My work has changed in that I am mixing more abstract elements with representational ones.

Do you do anything special to get your “creative juices” flowing?

All I have to do to get my creative juices flowing is enter my studio and smell the paint, then I can’t wait to start painting.