Travel loving Scot with an eclectic creative professional background. I love being busy in my studio, based in Fife, with commissions and artwork for my clients. I'm also getting to grips with running this redroadstudio blog, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook page - deep breath!!
First sale of my Scottie Dog Pattern in blue plaid. Thank you for being the first and the first customer from Switzerland. What a lovely country to visit and I was lucky enough to travel there far too many years ago so I must get back. That's also something I like about zazzle, you can find out where you customer is from.
Canadian artist Maria Pace-Wynters works in mixed media using her children as her inspiration for her work. Her favourite materials tend to be paper, wood, sparkles, acrylic ink, tissue and pastels. A great big thank you to her for taking the time to answer my questions and now let's read her answers. What do you love most about what you do and is there a down side
Sometimes I have to pinch myself when I think about being an artist for a living. I wanted to be an artist as a little girl and although I have always created, I can honestly say that I couldn't really call myself an artist until three years ago. I guess I love that I have seen it through, that dream. I love that I don't have to regret that I didn't follow through on my dream. This came to me at forty. I realized that it was now or never. I am so glad that I made the choice for now. I love the magic of being an artist. I will never tire of a blank canvas coming into being. For me, this is the same with all…
I'm down in the seaside town of Eastbourne with Gillian Bates and my latest creative interview. Gillian's info on her site describes herself as a little bit obsessed and can go funny around fabric!
The only thing she enjoys more than adding to her ever-growing collection of vintage and reclaimed fabrics is rummaging through them all to find just the right piece to integrate into her latest textile art canvas.
Gillian's obsession for all things textiles led her to successfully gaining a BA(Hons) in Textile and Surface Design in 2007. During her studies she was extremely pleased to be shortlisted for the RSA Fashion Interiors Bursary Award.
She's now very happy to be indulging her passion working as a full-time artist, creating contemporary textile art from her studio in East Sussex.
I just want to thank Gillian for taking the time in her very busy schedule to answer these questions and allow me to include images of her work. So, here they are:- Tell us a bit about yours…
In England for this week's creative interview and meeting up with mixed media artist Cathy Cullis (I also found out that Cathy is a poet, with work published by established journals and publishers. She received an Eric Gregory award from the Society of Authors in 1996).
A great big thank you Cathy for taking the time to answer these questions and allowing me to show your amazing work. So let's start:-
Describe yourself in five words creative intelligent sensitive caring complex Where does your inspiration come from
I have very eclectic art taste and so over the years have explored many different eras, styles and design schools.... I particularly like visiting galleries and museums in London. Outsider art is a strand of art-making that I studied as an arts undergraduate. Folk art, childhood, collecting vintage things, poetry, dreaming... What works really well for you and did it take some time for you to get there
Ooh good question... I think what works for me is setting myself …