Ft Hills Artists Gallery
Interview with Artist Nancy Grahlmann
What is your medium and why did you choose it?
There is something about working with a torch and layers of wax that engages me each time I begin a new project. That is Encaustic Painting. It's rewarding when images come together to tell a story.
It's like that with fusing glass as well. I put pieces of glass together, heat them in a kiln and when they are fused, it becomes something all it's own.
How long have you been making art?
My first job out of college as a copy writer for an advertising agency put me in touch with real working artists. I wanted to be an artist so I bought a book about drawing and began to teach myself to draw. In 1992 my first cartoons were published and my career as a cartoonist had bagun.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I keep a daily journal, inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere.
What does your studio look like?
My studio is set up in the garage. There is ample room to work but the elements can ocassionally get in the way.
Do you listen to music or work in silence?
I work in the quiet and sometimes with music.
Describe your creative process.
Once I am in the process of creating, all esle falls away and my only focus becomes my project.
What else would you like people to know about you or your art?
What I love most about my work is that no two days are ever the same...