In addition to being explorers: (Read start from London) I believe that each of us is also an artist, if we can broaden the concept of art by expanding it from its mere meanings of continuous aesthetic research and defining it as a continuous search for balance and perfection of life through the creative expression of oneself, with no doubt you can feel like an artist.
I believe that there is a noticeable difference between those who feel like an artist and those who are truly artists, I would like to express myself without being too philosophical, saying that it depends a little on the acceptance of oneself. I mean as an awareness that we are and can be artists, and artists are not just painters or musicians, but I mean every human being engaged in a human activity that involves creativity or rather any activity that involves a study of expressive forms of one’s feelings.
As far as I am concerned, I do not consider myself fully an artist, although I am constantly looking for expressive methods to share my ideas in a creative way.
The reason is that there is something that hampers me from defining myself as an artist, especially in this period of my life in which I feel empty of that particular alteration of the mind that should push you to give life to works making you fall into ecstasy.
To try to overcome these phases, I try to immerse myself as much as possible among the people who make art, participating in the various workshops that a city like London has to offer to me, I try to go as much as possible in museums, I participate in events and exhibitions and lately I have discovered that using social networks ca be useful to find great inspirations, because as my friend “Red” once said, social media is a powerful means for the growth of one’s visual communication art, but also super useful for making new acquaintances by eliminating distances and barriers.
Tell me something about you.
My name is Stephanie. I am an artist from Canada and I love to share my passion for creativity. My primary medium is acrylic and some mixed media. I love working with metallic and iridescent paints, and my artistic style reflects this dynamism.
When did you start your art career? And how ?
In 2012 I launched my blog, a line of designer aprons on Etsy, and started painting. After some time on Etsy I began creating and designing my own art canvas using premium materials. I began to paint on the canvas I created, and eventually developed my own artistic style. My pieces were experimental in the beginning of my career as I explored different mediums. Abstract landscape scenes are my favourite where colours are blended across large fields. The mixture of colors occurs through chemical reactions of water and alcohol on canvas. My focus has been to pay particular attention to isolating an image overtop a negative space.
What is your biggest inspiration?
I am inspired by the sun and outer space. I have always had an immense interest in astronomy ever since I saw my first shooting star. I believe that the beauty of the stars are one of the rare things that anyone (any human) can enjoy. I also draw inspiration from nature particularly landscape scenes that remind me of my home near Lake Ontario, Canada.
Your last work?
My latest artwork in portraiture is inspired by an underrepresentation of women of colour in pop art. The use of black women as the subjects of my artwork is to emphasize the importance of upholding diversity in contemporary art. I want to be the one who creates art that they wish to see in the world. My traditional work features a blend of colours wherein my desire is to reflect and capture emotions or feelings.
Something for your readers?
I consider myself an artist in the truest sense of the term. I love to express my inner thoughts through any artistic outlet that is available. I have written books, short stories, poetry, and recorded music that was written and arranged in collaboration with fellow artists. If you would like to learn more about my artistic practice, please visit my blog at anieksteph.com.
Thank you for reading.