|Artist Elizabeth Tipton|
|© Elizabeth Tipton-"Be Strong and Colorful" (mixed media)|
TMFMA: Who has inspired you in your art journey? I love art history and took many courses in college. So I've always looked to artists from history to inspire me, but contemporary artists move me as well. Pierre Bonnard is probably the main artist I've gleaned the most inspiration from over the years, along with others like Schiele, Klimt, and Odilon Redon.
But I love Susan Rothenburg and other modern painters as well. It always comes down to emotional content, and their work resonates deeply with me.
|© Elizabeth Tipton-"Frida Sun" and "Moroccan Begonias" both oil + PS|
TMFMA: Tell us about a recent project you'd like to share. I started a blog on my web site a little over a year and half ago. Along with publishing sketchbook pages, photos from my life, and studio work, I made the decision to make a postcard each week and post it whether it was good or bad. I wanted to be vulnerable, to show that not everything comes out well. I also wanted to see what would develop over time, what imagery would surface.
It's been a good exercise. I just posted my 71st postcard and I still look forward to making them each week.
|© Elizabeth Tipton - "Passion Flower", oil|
|© Elizabeth Tipton-"Dream"-oil pastel,|
acrylic + mixed media and PS
Great interview. Elizabeth's work is really beautiful and inspiring. I espeically love the Dream painting. Thanks for sharing!
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