Artist Interviews: Q&A Sessions With Professional Artists

Crystal Cook spent her childhood drawing princesses and horses in the margins of her school assignments. As she got older, the more her desire and passion for creating art grew, so she’d spend hours studying paintings and asking herself, “If I were to paint that same subject, how. . . read more
Chris Carter loves to create art because it makes her feel “fabulous, balanced, and focused.” And in fact, she’s always created art, even as a child. When she was just six or seven, she carved a series of shelves into a giant snow bank and then carved beautiful abstract. . . read more
Clara Berta started painting in 1988, but as many of us do, she let it slip away. One day, while going through some personal and difficult experiences, she returned to painting as a way to heal and found it very rewarding. It was then that she was hooked, again. Around 2003 her creativity. . . read more
Osnat Tzadok has been an artist for only nine years, and already has over 4,000 pieces in the homes and offices of various art collectors. What makes her story truly inspirational is the fact that she started painting on a whim. . . her friend invited her to an art supply store, which. . . read more
As a child, Chris Scheidler Pagano loved to draw get-well cards for family and neighbors, and was often encouraged by her grandparents to spend hours drawing. By 11 she was taking painting lesson, and hasn’t stopped painting since. Chris has earned her living as an artist for over 34. . . read more
Carolyn Madvig worked in corporate America for 25 years, often feeling unfulfilled. But when her employer decided to downsize, she saw it as a sign to turn her hobby business into a full-fledged, money-making adventure—and she has never regretted it. Creating art fulfills her, makes her. . . read more
Suzanne Millius was exposed to a very creative lifestyle as a young child. Her parents introduced her to both music and art, but it was art that captured her heart. . . read more
Shortly after becoming a stay-at-home wife, Destiny Womack decided to list a few of her paintings on eBay in hopes of earning enough money to buy more paints and canvases. To her surprise, they sold within just a few hours and as quickly as that, her new career as an abstract artist was. . . read more
Corey Johnston originally thought he’d grow up to be a high school English teacher, but once he discovered he could be artistic, using needle, cloth, and thread to actually make something with his hands, there was no turning back. He was “hooked”! For the past twenty years,. . . read more
Tim Gagnon first started painting with acrylics while in college, as he studied fine art, and today he’s a professional artist with an impressive track record. Not only has he sold over 1,000 paintings to more than 30 countries. . . read more
John T. Davis, of J. Davis Studios, has been a full-time working artist for more than 30 years. One day, while working on a pet project for his daughters, he uncovered a business idea that has lasted 15 years, and is still going strong. While he enjoys the success of that “pet. . . read more
As a young child, Judy Thompson was fascinated with illustration books, often spending hours studying the imagery and drawing them in her own storybooks. As a young adult, she began to seriously focus on her art. . . read more
Before graduating from art school, Emma SanCartier had to complete a final project. She chose to create an original children's story told in pictures and spent an entire semester filling sketchbooks with characters and concept sketches. . . read more
Prior to becoming a licensed artist, Australian designer Chris Chun paid his dues by working as a textile designer and product manager for home décor. Today he spends his days creating original works of art for collectors, and commercial work for his licensing clients. While his work is. . . read more

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