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Question & Answer Session with Lil Olive below
Question 1: What is your most significant inspiration?
Answer 1: My most significant inspiration is the beauty I find in the natural world.
Question 2: List three artists you most admire.
Answer 2: 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.
Question 3: How did you start artmaking?
Answer 3: I began drawing as a young girl to escape the chaos of a large family.
Question 4: What is your favorite artwork you’ve created and why?
Answer 4: My favorite artwork is always the one I’m working on, it’s sort of like a romance.
Question 5: What is your proudest moment as an artist?
Answer 5: My proudest moment as an artist is when I hear my kids brag about me.
Question 6: What are some of your recent accomplishments?
Answer 6: My most recent accomplishment was being accepted to a national art exhibit.
Question 7: What is your favorite artist tool?
Answer 7: 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.
Question 8: How has your work changed since you’ve been creating?
Answer 8: My work has changed in that I am mixing more abstract elements with representational ones.
Question 9: Do you do anything special to get your “creative juices” flowing?
Answer 9: 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.