What does mixed-media mean to you?
Mixed Media for me was the door to a whole new perspective in art. It`s not only about using different art supplies all together but it`s about using that elements to show an specific emotion, it`s about your own and unique view of the world.
How long have you been a mixed-media artist?
I think I’ve been a mixed media artist since I started doing art 10 years ago, my first Mandalas where made with all sort of material….stones, beads, fabrics, wire! Lots of things. But I realized I was one only when I get in contact with other mixed media on-line artists.
How has art impacted or enhanced your life?
Let me put it this way “ART HAS SAVED MY LIFE”, before discovering I was an artist I was dead, I had no projects or joy in my life. Five years ago I had a regular job like a surgical nurse (which I like but my love for it had reached to an end path) and I was burnt off so I decided to quit that job and become a full time artist.
What are a few of the mixed-media supplies that you find yourself using the most?
Papers, I love papers, gesso and gel medium, fabrics, little stones. Lately I`m in love with burned papers.
Who are some of your favorite mixed-media artists?
Tell us about your creative process.
My start point it`s mostly about color and contrast, I NEED color and contrast to start building the piece. Then I start layering, another of my favorite things about mixed media…and someway in the middle of all this process I found a focal image or shape that leads me to the final piece. Other times I`m in the mode for some character so I start layering a background where to paint my Indian, owl, girl or whatever I imagine. But basically my process it`s intuitive, I let my intuition show me the way.
What inspires you?
I`m inspired by the moment, maybe I`m watching a movie and some phrase move some emotion, that can be the starting point for a new piece, the same with a good book. I`m a big fan of portraits too and a good picture always inspires me a new piece. Another inspiration source is all the wonderful art I see online.
Where can we find you?
You can find me here:
My free online community: http://guadascircle.ning.com/