As part of Traditional Art History Month I will be interviewing some of the Traditional Art Community, including your lovely TradART Community Volunteers
Today it's the totally awesome `Mollinda, former Traditional Art Community Volunteer, now full time mother, artist and all-round darling.
Hi `Mollinda, tell us a little about yourself and your style of Art.
Herro, I'm Molly. I paint, I draw, I photograph... I just love art.
I draw and paint from photographs and from life as I love to make mundane, every day objects and situations into something beautiful (hopefully!) but I also cartoon and doodle monsters and all sorts of ridiculous things.
What is it that attracts you to Traditional Art?
I love that it is tangible, that I can move materials around with my fingers and that there's no ctrl+z.
If you make a mistake, you make the best of it.
When I paint on canvas it's a physical workout - using big brushes, mixing paint in bowls, throwing buckets of water at the canvas...
You just don't get wet feet painting digitally.
How much do you think that the roots and origins of Art affect what we create today?
Hugely, of course they do! If you took the foundations from a house, it would fall over.
The same is true of art - cave paintings, ancient Greek pottery, Chinese sculptures... they form the foundations of art and everything else is laid on top.
What do you think is the most iconic painting of all time?
The Mona Lisa, sadly. It is the most famous painting... and utterly, utterly dull.
Are you a member of any dA Traditional Art Groups? If so, which?
Er, I don't think I am... I am rubbish at groups
Did you study Art at School / College / Uni? Or in your own time?
I studied fine art to degree level and now teach painting, drawing and photography at college (generally age 16-19) level I don't think I've ever been taught how to use any specific medium though, the only thing I can recall being actively taught is measured drawing...
Which is your favourite Traditional Art piece on dA?
I don't think I could pick one - having been Traditional CV for nearly two years my favourites folder is HUGE!
Who are your favourite Traditional Artists of all time?
Lucian Freud, Tracey Emin, John Singer Sargent
Which Artist(s) have inspired your Art?
The above, plus also illustrators like Edward Monkton, Richard Scarry and Quentin Blake.
Thank you `Mollinda!
Check out the #ArtHistoryProject for more about Traditional Art this month and be ready for the other galleries over the next year!