Can you describe your creative process? Where do you start, what do you usually have on or around you, and how do you work?
Sometimes I’ll take a picture of it with my phone and sketch ideas on top of it to see if something feels right before making it permanent. Other times, I’ll forge ahead and do something that totally ruins the whole painting.
You’ve got a very distinct style. What inspires your work?
My paintings are an abstract interpretation of memories and moments of my time spent in nature.
What do you do to get out of a creative slump?
You’re a multidisciplinary artist. What’s your favourite medium, and why?
With my day job, doing design on a computer forces me to make very intentional decisions and perfect all the details down to the last pixel. Painting with watercolour allows me to let go of needing it to be ‘perfect’ and just follow its lead, which I find to be freeing and therapeutic.
Can you tell us a little bit about your favourite project, and why it’s your fave?
Like Bob Ross says, “There are no mistakes, just happy accidents.”
You earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University. What was the greatest skill you acquired or developed through your education?
I think my greatest takeaway is to always push past my first idea and see what else I can come up with.
Tell us about Knoed. How is it working with your husband?
Describe some of the struggles of starting your own business? What about the positives? What have you learned throughout the way?
What changes do you foresee in the near future that will affect your work?
I’m excited and nervous about it, but most of all I’m interested to see if going bigger changes anything with my approach and perspective.
What are some of your future goals, personally and professionally?
Any advice for young designers who are just starting out?
We all start out somewhere and remember what it was like to not know everything. People are willing to help so just don’t be afraid to ask.
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