Artist statement: I have dabbled with some form of art all my life. I studied and taught stain glass art and basket weaving. At the University of Alaska I studied Photography, and in the year 2000, I graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle, with a Fine Arts degree. For 10 years I have run my own art-based business, idesign+, specializing in Graphic Art, Logo, Label and Poster design, Photography, as well as Design Art in various mixed media’s, including pencil sketch, charcoal, paint, gauche and airbrush.
Hometown: Anchor-age, Alaska
Website: Try http://dmiidesign.blogspot.com/
Biggest influence in your life? Nature
Favorite Cereal? Trix [are for kids] .. nah, I really love oatmeal with molasses or sweet, raw honey, and all kinds of nuts! [they do say, you ARE what you EAT, so I must be slightly nutty with a touch of sweetness!]
Favorite artist? Today - John Pugh! (but like all these answers... they could all change in the next moment)
Favorite drink? "Green drinks" made in my Vita-mix .. YUM!
Favorite album? Gotta be some great soul music like Ray Charles, but I do love music of all tastes ... [well, actually I probably don't like acid rock!]
Waffles or pancakes? Sourdough pancakes... for sure!
Favorite word? Aglet
How long does it take to create a piece? Widely varies .. depending on how complex, could be 1 day or 2 weeks!
What types of materials do you use for creating you art? love to mix it up and find new materials, experiment!
What motivates your creativity? LIFE! .. with all its smiles, creases and wrinkles
What art to you most identify with? I really love ART in all its expressive forms .. i think art actively lives in us all, as part of our deepest & truest nature and I totally adore seeing the results of a person who taps into the well of their own individual creative expression and lets it flow how it will. There IS NO such thing as bad ART[i just think alot of people are afraid to let themselves explore it, afraid of being judged, or severely judge themselves, smothering & stalemating their own opportunities to explore that creative core that we ALL have]
Any words of wisdom? "Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still." [stolen from Henry David Thoreau!]