Could you tell us about your work? What inspires you?
- My largest influence was my mother who was also an artist and had a very clean, elegant style which I always admired. My background as an interior designer and fine artist is also a huge influence on how I create. Because of this, I have a broad interest in many different styles and mediums. Everything around me is an inspiration….texture, color, design, pattern, nature, architecture, music, food, fashion, interiors, furniture, cultures, even people themselves. I am sometimes overwhelmed by how much inspires me.
How would you describe the style of most of your designs?
- Elegant and understated, yet with a bold touch of either color or design.
How has your art changed over the years? Do you have any predictions of what it will be like in the future?
- I’ve gone through major changes – both in mediums and styles. For many years it was abstract painting, then I experimented in abstract photography and for a short time still life oil painting. I was always interested in graphic design and knew it would be a huge transition from being an abstract painter. It was a slow start, but it really drew me in. I loved it. After completing college classes in Photoshop and Illustrator I was much more confident in my abilities as a graphic designer and began designing full time. Recently I took a typography class at the Parsons School of Design and plan on taking another one next year. It’s difficult to say what my art will be like in the future. I only know it will be better.
What made you decide to work with pingg.com?
- I absolutely love graphic design and working as an affiliate designer. It gives me the artistic freedom that I crave and pingg is a wonderful outlet for this. I am honored to be among some very talented artists and being a part of this level of expertise means a great deal to me. pingg is always coming up with new ways to help us gain more exposure on the internet and is continuously supportive in recognizing our efforts and talent. It’s like having your own personal (virtual) art rep.
If you had to choose a favorite invite you have made, what would it be?
- It’s very difficult to choose a favorite because I have so many different styles and subjects. This whole process is a journey of evolving our creativity and whatever I’m working on at the moment, I hope to be my favorite.
What benefits have you found the Internet has for your work?
- It’s really up to us to use the vastness of the Internet to our advantage when it comes to exposure of our work, and pingg has been a wonderful catalyst and an encouraging partner in doing so. pingg makes great use of the Internet as well – on Twitter, Facebook and other major platforms to help get us artists exposed. These days, evites and ecards are becoming more and more popular because of our current economy and the importance of reducing environmental pollution. And where else is there to come to find and use evites and cards? The Internet.