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 talented ^deshrubber, your Community Volunteer for Traditional Art
Hi ^deshrubber, tell us a little about yourself and your style of Art.
Hi, I'm Tim! I've been drawing for most of my life and took up painting around the age eighteen. Abstract is the general style most of my works fit into, mainly because I like to watch people try to figure out what they mean.
What is it that attracts you to Traditional Art?
I love the smell and feel of the paint. The way bristles of a paint brush move under different pressures, tablet pens don't have that feeling. I like the way textures are real and cast shadows(if heavily textured) , which you don't get with digital work. It also gets me away from the computer, where I may spend too much time some days.
How much do you think that the roots and origins of Art affect what we create today?
I would say it affects most off it, because you don't have to study something to have it effect you. The people that influence you, were influenced by others. I think that it gets passed down the line. I think I can sum it up like this: we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us, to make the leap to what comes next.
What do you think is the most iconic painting of all time?
Guernica by Picasso
Are you a member of any dA Traditional Art Groups? If so, which?
Did you study Art at School / College / Uni? Or in your own time?
All of the above, but more on my own time.
Which is your favourite Traditional Art piece on dA?
It changes, but this has been one of my favorites for a while!
Electronica by `ArtByCher
Who are your favourite Traditional Artists of all time?
Rothko, Picasso, Matisse, Basquiat, and Haring are high on the list.
Which Artist(s) have inspired your Art?
I try to take something away from all of the art I get to see, the good and the bad. So basically, all of the artists in the previous list and too many other to name.
Thank you ^deshrubber!
Check out the #ArtHistoryProject for more about Traditional Art this month and be ready for the other galleries over the next year!