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Zach Bowman Talks Art, Goals and More...

Q: What is your favorite medium to work with, watercolor, colored pencil, pastels, etc.?

A: Oil paints because they have a luminescent quality that just beats all other mediums.

Q: What do you prefer to make your pieces on? People or nature?

A: People. People are familiar and relatable. Also there is such a magic in being able to “capture” the essence of a fellow human beings.

Q: When did you realize that art was going to be a big part of your life?

A:Ever since i was little I was exposed to art. My mom is an art teacher and had hundreds of students taking classes, at my house growing up. Frankly, art was unavoidable.  

Q: What is one of your favorite pieces that you have created?

A:I honestly have had so much fun in painting scenes from the Oregon coast and my aquastition series.

Q: What is one of your biggest inspirations?

A: One of my biggest inspirations, let me think…..

Honestly, I am inspired by light. All of my favorite painters (John Singer- Sargent, Caravaggio and Vermeer)

use chiaroscuro as their main method to communicate ideas and strengthen their compositions.

Q: What is one thing that you struggle with, with your career?

A: I struggle with balancing the work I do and promoting my artwork. As an artist it is of course important to get a body of work completed in a timely manner. With  promoting myself, finding venues and events to participate in, is more feasible.

Q: What is something that you would want the public to know about your art?

A: I want the public to know that most of all of my painting that i do for shows are inspired by day and night, that I have. I often see images in my head following times of confusion, frustration, and a lot of prayers.

Q: What is something that you would want the public to know about yourself?

A: I have taught art classes now for ten years. Through teaching, I have learned the value of each person. Every human being has a beautiful spirit that has potential to create beauty. I find some of my greatest joy in meeting people of different cultures, religion, and ages because each time I do, I feel like I get a small taste of something greater.

Q: What is one long term goal and short term goal you have?

A: One of my major goals includes having my artwork displayed in all the places that my family lives in so I can visit them more often, because to me, family everything. A short term goal that I have is that, I would honestly love to start teaching workshops around the country.

Getting to Know Dymond
Design by Dymond (@dymondsart)

Design by Dymond (@dymondsart)

Q: When did you know art was going to be a big part of your life?

A: I used to draw and paint my whole childhood. I used to cry and cry because I couldn’t do as good as I wanted to. I actually didn’t start to know that art was going to be a big part of my life till I was about 15, because that’s when I started to be good at it.


Q: Who is your all time favorite artist? Why?

A: My all time favorite artist would have to be Salvador Dali, at the moment, I have different choices of artists at times!


Q:  What is your preferred medium to work with?

A: My preferred medium to work with would be acrylic paint when painting and a led pencil when drawing.


Q: Have you used your art to comment on any social or political issues, if so how?

A: No, I have not.


Q: As an artist how do you seek out new opportunities?

A: I would like to learn new ways to seek opportunities. As of right now the opportunities are slowly finding me.


Q:  What is your favorite piece you created and why?

A: My favorite piece that I’ve created was Freddy Krueger!  


Q: Do you have a new project coming along? What is something you can tell the public about it?

A: Actually, I have a line of paintings that I plan on creating. It’s going to be girls from cartoons, but I’m not going to spoil it.


Q: What is a long term goal with your career?

A: The long term goal I have for my art career would be to keep selling art on the side and hopefully become full time with it one day!


Q: What do you like about A.L.I.E.N Entertainment?

A: I don’t know too much about them yet, but their apparel is really dope.


Q: What is your favorite color?

A: My favorite colors are: pink, blue, purple, black, white, and “Tiffany” teal.


Learn more about Nicolette Russell
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Q:When did you know art was going to be a big part of your life?

A: I didn’t really know until recently. It was always something I enjoyed, and it was always a part of my life. I could easily find the beauty it normal, everyday things and that’s how I knew I had an artistic mind.


Q:Who is your all time favorite artist? Why?

A: I don’t have a favorite artist. It would be easy to rattle off famous people that I admire but I get most of my inspiration from people in my generation. It’s so important to pay attention to the artists that are alive, not dead because we’re the ones shaping the future.


Q:What is your preferred medium to work with?

A: I love working with acrylics even though I do a lot of collage work and use a lot of glitter lol.


Q:Have you used your art to comment on any social or political issues, if so how?

A: In a direct way, no, I don’t think so. On a broad scale though, yes, in many ways. I feel like it touches the surfaces of many problems we’re facing but ultimately we’re living in a time where the female body has an interesting way of being praised (if we can even call it that). My art shows that we are beautiful.


Q: As an artist how do you seek out new opportunities?

A: I just try to keep my eyes open. I have a lot of friends, family, and even fans that look out for me too. When they see opportunities, they’ll give me a call. It’s actually pretty amazing all the love I get.


Q: What is your favorite piece you created and why?

A: I feel like that’s impossible to say. I love my paintings, all of them, and some definitely more than others. The pieces I thought I loved the most have been sold to happy buyers, and I go home and create more pieces that I love. It’s like a cycle. A way that I’m able to leave my love in the world.


Q: Do you have a new project coming along? What is something you can tell the public about it?

A: It’s hard for me to let people know about projects I work on because my brain is so scattered lol. I work on multiple things at the same time and sometimes give up on them in the process. But one thing I can happily say is this work will be coming from a sensitive place.


Q: What is a long term goal with your career?

A:  I’m hoping in the future I’ll be able to make my craft my career. It’s something that I love and brings me joy-and I know it brings other people joy too. I want to open up a studio space, not a gallery, but a space where I’m able to work on my art, display it, and invite others to join me.  I have a lot of ideas that I can’t share yet lol, but I look forward to it in the future!


Q: What do you like about A.L.I.E.N Entertainment?

A: A.L.I.E.N. has a special place in my heart because they help you create opportunities for yourself while inspiring others to do the same. They recognize the talent that you might just do as a hobby and encourage you to reach a little bit farther.


Q: What is your favorite color?

A: Blue. All shades of blue. It’s one of those colors that makes me feel comfortable and confident. I think that’s why I use it so often in most of my pieces.