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My artistic speciality: I specialize in chalk pastels, primarily depicting wildlife as my subject matter. I have also begun to expand into pet portraiture:)
Best advice for artists: Keep on trying new things and expanding your horizons! It won’t only broaden your ability as an artist, but you might just end up finding a new style or medium that you never thought you would!
Fictional character I’d love to meet: Aragorn from Lord of the Rings
Eat my weight in food? Definitely honey-garlic chicken wings!
My superpower? I would love to be able to talk with animals
My artistic speciality: Fluid art (alcohol ink, acrylic pouring) & sketching
Best advice for artists: Create whatever makes you happy and make all the mistakes while doing it. The best way to improve your skills is to learn from the “oh no” and “ah ha” moments. Art is a never ending journey – enjoy every moment of it.
Fictional character I’d love to meet: If I could meet a fictional character it would be Super Mario
Eat my weight in food? Sour cream glazed donuts
My superpower? If I had a superpower it would be the power to heal others
My artistic speciality: I am a self taught macrame artist. I have been practicing for 5 years. Creating custom wall pieces is my favourite!
Best advice for artists: Believe in the value of what you have to share and create because you love to.
Fictional character I’d love to meet: Jack from This is US.
Eat my weight in food? Tacos or drink my weight in ice coffee
My super power? I would love to be-able to transport to avoid any traffic and be able to travel in seconds.
My artistic speciality: abstract landscapes with foraged earth pigments
Best advice for artists: you have a voice that should be heard, keep pushing through!
Fictional character I’d love to meet: Sherlock Holmes
Eat my weight in food? Popcorn!
My superpower? Using natural resources and recycling things around the house for art supplies!
My artistic speciality: Painting in oils and acrylic, and digital photography, but I’ve also done some textile art, pastel, mixed media and book arts.
Best advice for an artist? Keep learning and challenge yourself to try new things. Art is full of wonderful surprises.
Fictional character I’d love to meet? I love mysteries, especially old fashioned British style cozies, so I’d love to meet Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective Hercule Poirot or Father Brown from the series by G.K. Chesterton.
Eat my weight in food? Ice cream. There are so many amazing flavours.
My superpower? Flying. I’m afraid of heights but soaring over the treetops would be very cool, and also a great way to get places fast. And think of the photographic possibilities!
My artistic speciality: Painting in Oils
Best advice for artists: Practice, practice, practice! Also, copy from the masters!
Fictional character I’d love to meet: Robin Hood
Eat my weight in food? Hand-pulled noodles
My superpower? Drinking enough water each day
Specialties: Comics, Animation, Drawing Cartoons
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/artby_katherineolenic/
What do you love most about art? Creating your own worlds
If you could have one superpower what would it be? Magic powers like Dr.Strange
My artistic speciality: Oil painting, classical realism, magical realism, accuracy, and portraiture.
Best advice for artists: Learn the skill first and then develop your style. This will save you years of frustration.
Fictional character I’d love to meet: Jean-Luc Picard
Eat my weight in food? red Thai curry
My superpower? I make people appear on flat surfaces.
My artistic speciality: Felt Décor
Website: Coming Soon!
Best advice for artists: If you ever think you don’t like what you created, it’s just not displayed right. Put it in new lighting, surround it with your favourite decor, display it a little higher or a little lower and watch it transform from a piece you didn’t want to an integral part of your home aesthetic.
Fictional character I’d love to meet: Glinda Good Witch of the South
Eat my weight in food? Freshly baked bread
My superpower? Can turn any situation into a singing, tap dancing, musical (it’s not a good musical, but a musical nonetheless)
Specialty: Watercolour (forests and illustration)
Social Media: FB: Logan Soeder, Instagram: @logansoederart
What’s your best piece of advice as an artist? Don’t take advice, allow yourself to flow into who you are.
What fictional character would you most like to meet? Gandalf from the Hobbit/ Lord of the Rings
Specialties: Teaching landscapes in Watercolour as well as Acrylics. On one hand, I enjoy the sublime transparency of watercolours and the fluidity that it offers while on the other hand, I am fascinated by the vibrant boldness of acrylics which renders a richness to my landscapes.
Social Media: Instagram: @moumita.dg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moumita.roychowdhury.3
What do you love most about art? What I love most about art is its ability to show things in a new light. I feel every artist has the unique ability to present a fresh perspective to even a mundane every-day scene from life and helps one see the unseen, hear the untold and discover the joy of exploring something unknown. For me, art is something that brings people closer to their inner self and express their deepest feelings through their brush strokes, almost like connecting one to nature and God.
If you had to eat your weight in one food, what would it be? It would probably be Sushi. I am a big fan of this Japanese dish and can eat it anytime of the day, seven days of the week!
Ralf Wall (Raflar)
Specialties: Watercolour landscapes, palette knife painting with acrylic, pen & ink, and digital illustration
Social Media: Instagram: @Raflar_the_Artist Facebook: Wallhalla Art Studio
What do you love most about art? The ability to express emotions and tell stories through visual means. To draw the viewer in so that they see their own version of that story.
What is the biggest highlight of your career as an artist? Leading an art safari to Kenya, painting the wild animals and landscapes from a Land Rover, and painting the sunrise over the Masai Mara from a hot air balloon!
If you had to eat your weight in one food, what would it be? Chocolate is my kryptonite.
My artistic specialty: I am in love with Watercolour! Landscape, flowers, human emotions portrait, and birds with watercolour applying different techniques, landscapes painting with Acrylic. I also love doing pencil sketches, charcoal art, and coffee art.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/artsbysomaK
Best Advice for artists: Never give up, opportunity will come. Learn new, practice what you have learned. Don’t be afraid to share your creativity with others.
The fictional character I’d love to meet: If I were not an artist, probably, I would love to be a novel writer or kids story writer. I wish I could meet Sherlock Homes or J.K. Rowling.
Eat my weight in food? : Soup!!! I can eat any kind of soups, chicken soup, vegetable soup, mushroom soup, tomato soup, etc. Soup makes my mouth water!
My Superpower: If I could see the future!
Specialties: Block print, Acrylics, Cartooning, New Media/Electronic art/Interactive
Social Media: Instagram: @waurechen
Best piece of advice as an artist: Experiment, screw up, make mistakes. There’s no better teacher.
If I had to eat my weight in food: It would obviously be pizza. Isn’t eating your weight’s worth the goal at any pizza meal?
My artistic speciality: Multidisciplinary Art inspired from South Asian Miniature Painting.
Best advice for artists: Be persistent you will reach your destination.
Fictional character I’d love to meet: Simurgh (Phoenix) A Persian mythical bird associated with wisdom, knowledge and rebirth.
Eat my weight in food? Lentil with Rice.
My superpower? Patience, observation, and honesty.
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