Art, // February 1, 2015
Nicole Linde – ARTIST
Interview with artist Nicole Linde —
1) Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Nicole Linde, I’m an oil painter and a mother of a 2 yr old.
2) Why art?
The question is ‘why art?’, but it feels more like ‘why me?’ I don’t feel like I have a choice but to be creative in my life. I feel most fluid when I am.
3) What is your earliest memory of wanting to be an artist?
I have been drawing and painting since I was little like most children, but my earliest memory of wanting to be an artist as a career was in high school.
4) What are your favorite subject(s) and media(s)?
My favorite subjects to paint when it comes to art?…hmm…faces in my paintings evolve as sorta space like, ghostly, ethereal, psychedelic, so perhaps my favorite subject is from another dimension? My fav medium is oil paint, but I have also worked in acrylic before.
5) How do you work and approach your subject?
I approach my subject with a general idea of inspiration. That’s the way the painting starts, but it always changes into something I feel I have little control over and try to go with the flow of direction it takes me.
6) What are your favorite art work(s), artist(s)?
There are so many artists that I enjoy from classical to modern to abstract. I draw inspiration from many people throughout history and the present.
7) What are the best responses you have had to your work?
Some of the best responses I’ve had to my work is from art shows, and my facebook page.
8) What do you like about your work?
I enjoy feeling inspired. I like the process of creating a painting. Its always a surprise to me, and I am happy when people see something in my work I didn’t notice.
9) What advice would you give to other artists?
My advise to other artists?… I would have to say that being an artist is full of ups and downs! If you have the drive, heart, and inspiration to keep creating then that is what you should follow. Share your dream with the world! 🙂
10) Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
I try not to look down the road that far, but I hope I will still be painting or creating in some form. Every time I take a break it always pulls me back in… 🙂