I laughed a lot in my chat with artist Alicia Armstrong in North Carolina. Alicia paints figurative and abstract paintings about memories, longings, dreams and inconsistencies. She has had numerous solo exhibitions and her work is collected throughout America and the rest of the world. We talked about the winter blues, talking to yourself out loud, working with dogs, tasting colour and a lot more . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

  • Working in a shared studio,
  • Artistic parents,
  • Jewelry making,
  • Abstract painting,
  • Working with oil paint,
  • Dynamic tension,
  • Working in series,
  • Photoshoots,
  • Color palette,
  • Energy and intent,
  • Orbital sander,
  • Left and right brain painting,
  • Positive and negative thoughts,
  • Galleries,
  • Collectors,
  • Most moving painting to make,
  • Current artistic challenges,
  • Compassion,

To find out more about Alicia and her work
http://aliciaannearmstrong.com/

Alicia’s Instagram feed
https://www.instagram.com/avlalicia/

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