Elizabeth Kane [ekvisualartist]
What do you do? How do you define yourself as an artist?
I define my self as an artist and art educator.
In my own practice I am primarily concerned with drawing in its broadest sense.
I think that my creative professional practice covers a range of disciplines including fine art, graphic design and illustration.
Your biography in four lines.
2.1 BA (Hons) Fine Art Sunderland Uni... PGCE Art & Design at Northumbria Uni. Fully qualified secondary art & design teacher working as freelance artist art-educator. Exhibited in group shows nationally & currently have work in an international group exhibition. I sell my artwork in galleries, shops and markets in the NEast & Wales. One of my career highlights was featuring in Tate Moderns Street or Studio exhibition- shoot over 4 lines!
Do you upload your work to the web? If so, where could we see it?
http://www.elizabethkane.wordpress.com for my artwork and writing
https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethKaneVisualArtist again my artwork but a definite focus on my artists greeting cards
I think sharing your work online is fantastic as you can reach new and wider audiences who can leave you feedback and begin to build a critical professional relationship with (perhaps other artists, art educators arts professionals or clients commisisoning work)...
How is an idea born? For you, what is inspiration?
I am overloaded with inspiration the problem is not getting inspired its filtering it, evaluating what's interesting or good, and then investing the time and money on getting it right.
I will say however I am often inspired by animals, portraiture, other artists, designers and craftpeoples work (in exhibitions, museums, online, in books and magazines and in my network) and the everyday.
Is art necessary?
It is vital for me. I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling/experiencing that so yes art is necessary.
And not just because it is thereputic, also because often contemporary art concerns looking and thinking about almost anything from a different perspective.
In art, there is no guide. How do you know what the next step is?
You don't its a process... if you don't enjoy the process why be an artist?
North East, United Kingdom