I've ask different artist I know to share some questions and answers along with there work. I'll also include questions and answers from some art collectors I know And I hope to hear from a gallery owner or too.
The opening Artist for March is Carrie Jacobson , In the evening I sit with my IPAD and look at paintings, constantly. On one of these internet explores I found Carrie. I enjoyed the blog I read after I saw her work. From time to time I would circle back to it and one day I saw she at one time was the editor of my hometown paper the Carroll County Times in Westminster Md. I then emailed her I have no idea why... but glad I did. We go to some of the same art fairs and have meet from time to time.
I instantly liked her, she looks like a painter I don't think I have seen her with out paint on her clothes. To me she is a what you see is what you get kind of a person, and I like that. Her paintings have shifted a bit from when I first found her. She's not afraid to explore new work that excites her. And carry her work to different styles. She loves color another score for her. She has a rather large following at art fairs patrons always return. And what I admire about her , to me she is brave. She puts herself out there. And believes in her art is very open with the problems she is having with work- not being able to get a desired effect. Carrie travels to shows out west-picks up her art trailer and takes off into the sunset. I could never do that by myself. Hats off to you Carrie. And I really do enjoy her work.
What are the major themes you pursue in your work? I love the natural world and the creatures in it. Exploring, discovering, finding beautiful places and scenes makes me happy. With color and light, I paint to capture the beauty of what I've seen. I like to make people happy, and I think that at their best, my paintings are windows to happiness. Recently, I've started painting portraits of people. I don't know where this is going, but I'm following along.
What was the best advice given to you as an artist?
Paint what I love. Second-best advice - No one can prove that the sky didn't look like what I painted!
Prefer to work with music or in silence? What music?
I prefer to work with talking in the background. The best for me is baseball games. I also play audio books, podcasts, sports radio, even movies. I often don't listen closely, but I find that words and talking distract the perfectionist side of my brain and let my creative side operate freely.
How would you describe your studio , messy not being able to find things readily or the Martha Stewart of Studio's?
Somewhere in between? I fight a constant battle between my tendency to collect cool stuff and my desire to have space and organization. My office is also in my studio, and my desk area can get cluttered. But the studio area is not bad - If I can't see a thing, it basically doesn't exist for me, so I have to keep it neat enough that I can see everything.
If you could pick any pieces of art to live with what would they be ?
Van Gogh paintings.
Who are your favorite writers?
James Lee Burke, John Sandford, Donna Tartt
If you want to follow Carrie and her adventures here is where to go :http://carriejacobson.blogspot.com/
Right now I am a bit green with envy I saw she adopted two gorgeous puppy's