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Interview With Artist Carrie Godwin

Updated: Dec 12, 2023

What is your medium and why did you choose it?

My medium, I have to laugh because many artists have a overloaded interest with various mediums. My main two are Watercolor and Acrylic, then tying in Mixed Media.

How long have you been creating art?

I'd like to say ever since I was about six when I plastered the sliding door with an array of stickers, in a rather nice composition. I even have a picture of it somewhere for a laugh. Otherwise art life was early for me, as both of my parents were professional artists.

Show a short video of you working with your tools or brushes?

Where do you get your inspiration?

Everything is inspiration and its all about how you look at things and you learn to look at thing differently where non-artist can't see what we see usually. Bold vibrant color is my goal.

What does your studio look like?

On a good day organized and then on a productive day trashed chaos and it makes me smile. Cat and dog staff are also key to productive days with entertainment.

What is your favorite time of day to make art?

Usually afternoons, 3pm to the wee hours into the morning at times. I tend to leave the morning open for regular life things.

Do you listen to music or have complete silence when you work?

I go back and forth from Jazz to 70-80’s music. Some days nothing because I’m tired of having a backhand forth convo with Alexa.

Describe your creative process.

I have relly learned not to force it or fight it. When, I'm on a roll I can crank it out because its flowing. Other days, I can walk in my room and just have a vibe as I starting that tells me not today on a medium so I'll pick up another medium or do the dreaded computer work.

What else would you like people to know about you or your art?

I don't paint everything. I’ll try but I'm honest, what I don't create is human Portraits. Maybe, if I took the time to broden my skills again but it's been years since college doing figure drawing etc. That is truly something to master and for keeping up with on your drawing skills. I can however, give guidance in skin tones and the color theory. I have done animal portraits though and I enjoy that a lot. My other passion is teaching what I do and breaking the barrier when people are afraid to give art a try. I believe it's on how you are taught and bringing confidence to students of any age.

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