“…Arts is basically the first thing to go when they do budget cuts. And it’s sad because it’s such a huge thing in young people’s lives, even if they’re not growing up to be artists necessarily.”
“…I had a mentor, an art teacher who was very influential in my life. And he’s the one who said to me, “You cannot call yourself an artist just because you’re going to school and doing things. You cannot call yourself an artist unless you always have something you are working on.” I was 15, and that really stuck with me up to these days.” — Bea Gold
When the Universe knows that you are an artist you can’t escape your destiny. This is very much a life-story of Jennifer Yoswa, an incredible oil painter from Colorado.
“…When I started to paint for a living I did mostly landscapes, seascapes, and animals. My focus on the landscapes and seascapes is always the sky. I gradually started adding birds to a lot of my paintings and eventually merged my surrealism with my love of clouds, ocean, and landscape”
“I don’t sketch or measure my designs, it’s all freehand. Everyone asks me how I know the proportion or how I’m doing circles. I guess there’s just a part of your brain that recognizes space and my brain is good at that”
Brittany Atkinson told ITAS about her childhood influences and development as an artist. Read the full interview.