|Posted by Anna Belleforte on July 1, 2019 at 5:50 AM|
There is so much wonderful art out there, I sometimes think: what on earth am I contributing? What I have learned is to be true to your own perspectives, how you see things. This is the only way to make truly original art. Of course I’m influenced by art that I see online and in museums, but it’s the combination of how I see things and how my hands work that makes an artwork my own. One of my favourite painters is Wayne Thiebaud. Not for his cakes and candy (though these are great), but his urban landscapes in which he dares to use colour and vertiginous angles. It’s tempting to ‘copy’ aspects for use in my own way of seeing and interpreting. But I’ll never be Wayne, and my context is different. Nonetheless, the childlike quality of his paintings inspire me and have let me see that powerful colour is a huge draw. No need to suppress it.