What kind of art do you like to make?
A: I love to make all kinds of art; I love the generic sketching and painting, but also fashion, photography, and makeup. Stylistically, I think that surrealism is really cool, and I love to do portraits and abstract pieces.
What are your favorite mediums and what mediums do you most commonly use?
A: My favorite medium is probably acrylic paint, I love how smooth it looks and it’s easy to work with. I love color, so I tend to stick with paint, pastels, or colored pencils. However, I’m always open to trying new things.
When did you start making art and what made you continue?
A: I’ve had an interest in art for as long as I can remember, but honestly I never saw it being such a significant part of my life. When I was younger, art was just something I did to flex on other people. Now, it’s all about making a change, or putting the way I feel about a certain subject onto a canvas, and that’s why I continue.
What is your favorite part of making art and the community that goes along with it?
A: I like being able to put my feelings into something abstract, or make a comment about a societal issue. Art can be overlooked, but the amount of change that can occur from art is amazing. I love that in the artistic community there’s no judgment and everyone has a purpose. Everyone puts their feelings into their work and it allows you to have more empathy for each other. I also love that anyone can be an artist. There are no qualifications, or a proper way to look or act.
What drives you to make more art and/or improve your talent?
A: To be honest, the only thing that drives me to make more art right now is to get a good score on my AP portfolio.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
A: Art really isn’t about talent. Something doesn’t have to be realistic to be art, and it doesn’t have to look beautiful. People tend to doubt their abilities based on whether they can draw something realistic, but art is all about creating and expressing emotion.