Sarah Stevenson, and her art, comes to us from Sydney, Australia. With an educational background in media arts and film as well as visual arts, Sarah’s thought provoking work is largely in the form of digital art. She also enjoys working with acrylic paints, and has begun incorporating 3D elements to her paintings. She has a vast range of styles but particularly enjoys contemporary abstract styles with an edgy feel.
What do you first do when you get to the studio in the morning?
I turn on my music, lay out various images that currently inspire me, and set up my canvas whether it be digital or physical.
How many paintings do you work on at a time?
It varies, sometimes just the one, occasionally it’ll be as many as six, but usually it’s around two or three at a time.
Do you have a dream project that you would like to work on?
There’s not specifically a dream project that I have in mind at the moment but I do strive to make work that’s able to produce a strong emotional response from the viewer. I find making powerful pieces the most rewarding and my dream artwork would be one that encompasses that.
If you could paint with anyone, who would it be?
What’s your favorite way of generating ideas and inspiration?
I find scrolling through the web is a really effective way to inspire me and get my imagination going. Whether it be the colours in a photograph someone has posted, or an emotion I feel when I see a video clip, I find it to be a great way for generating various ideas.
How has your art evolved over time?
Over time the style of my art has changed quite a lot. I’ll be inspired by different styles over time and so the style I chose to do ten years ago has vastly changed to what I’m inspired by at the moment. My work has become a lot more edgy with more grunge elements over the years. We’ll see what it’s like in another ten years!
What do you like most about your work?
The variety of style I bring to my work and that I’m not limited to just one look.
What is one word that best describes your style?
Is there an idea you would like to explore?
I would like to explore the idea of psychological freedom.
What is your favorite time of day to paint?
In the afternoon.
Do you ever get “stuck” on a piece? If so, what do you do?
I do get stuck on pieces sometime. I find taking some time away from it to clear my head is something really necessary and then often when I come back to it I can see it a little more objectively and clearly. Asking for feedback from trusted individuals when I’m stuck is also something I find useful; as well as sometimes looking at something I feel inspired by can also be very helpful.
What is up next on your easel?
I’m inspired to work on a digital abstract piece next with greys and splashes of pastel, possibly incorporating elements of an adult face just subtly.
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