Thursday, May 7, 2009

Interview: Jacqueline Davies

Name: Jacqueline Davies
Occupation: Artist
Location: Colchester, England
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1. What kind of art do you make?
I create paintings, prints and textiles. I'm a painter that comes from a printed textile design background. I'm interested in surface design but love the world of whimsical imagery that sets a scene.

2. What do you enjoy most about working in this medium?
I enjoy experimenting with new and usual colour combinations and the love the feel good factor that the work gives off. Im totally self indulgent when working on commissions. I like to put my own bent on a subject and do not know how I get away with it so much.

3. What challenges have you found in your work?
Well the toughest at the moment is finding time to paint for myself in between commissions and projects that I am involved in. Usually Im rubbish in the morning and can only get into being creative in the afternoon until the early hours.

I was once told at art school that I think really flat. Strange but true.

4. Where do you find inspiration?
Im really inspired all things mid-century and can't get enough of the era. Palm Springs Architecture, Tiki, Hot Rods, Eames, Googie Architecture and vintage fabrics. Rummaging around vintage markets is often a source of excitement, but mostly pattern is my passion.

5. What are your favorite artists, designer or blogs.
Two of the favorites are textile designers Ray Eames and Lucienne Day. There's loads of great inspirational artists and designers: Alexander Gilard and Charlie Harper are who I'm into at the moment. Love them boys.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Great interview, always good to find out about artists/designers' influences, inspirations and processes...
Look forward to reading more interviews!