ArtId Art Blog
MI: What brought you to a career as an artist? Is there a major event or events which influenced your choice?
KJS: I became an artist so that my obsessive painting would have an excuse. I have painted from a child, but it never went away.
MI: How would you characterize your identity as an artist? Is there a style, a focus, or a vision which you feel defines your work?
KJS: I am a colourist, since that's the predominant trait to be observed, also an expressionist who paints interiors, still life, people, and abstracts. Like many artists I am obsessed with colour and light and all that creates.
MI: Where do you feel you are in the development of your career, and where do you want to be?
KJS: I am where I want to be, in the sense that my paintings sell briskly. However, never at the pace that I paint, since I paint daily...my dream would be to have a truck drive up every month and take away the inventory [sell them all] and start all over again, monthly!
MI: Do you use a technique, medium or approach to a subject which is to any degree your own invention, or somehow unique in its own right? What is it?
KJS: I am a sum total of art history, that is to say that I have studied art history,and feel it is essential to the development of most artists. My work expresses the love of all phases of art history,and If I could explain it better in words,I guess I wouldn't have this need to paint. I am however unique, only in the sense of how any artist, in some mysterious way arrives at their own expression...however, like life, it is not static, it keeps on changing,when one feels most settled with how the work is. It moves on!
MI: How do you see Minds Island fitting in to your marketing strategy?
KJS: Minds Island was indirectly responsible for the art rep I have in California who saw my art work on site. That story is still in the making. Also I was fortunate to be selected for the lovely show in New York, last summer.