Tell me a little about yourself…
I’m a Jersey Girl, fish (Pisces) out of water in Atlanta, GA and my studio is on the shores of Lake Lanier. I am a painter but also love collage and pastels.
How’d you get started, or what prompted you to begin crafting in your genre?
I started painting when I was in college. I grew up as a writer and a poet. During my last year of school I took an art class and that’s all she wrote. (Not literally cause I still enjoy writing and would love your to join me on my BLOG, “Tell-Me-More”).
How long have you been an artist?
I was “born this way” 🙂 but painting for 30 years.
Where can we check out and buy your work?
You can find my artwork in several art galleries. In New Jersey my artwork is at A Mano Gallery in Lambertville and Beauregard Gallery in Rumson. In Georgia, my artwork is available at Burton Gallery in Clarkesville. I also sell original and limited edition prints plus functional art on my ETSY shop: FabianArts: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FabianArts
What do you think sets you apart from other artists?
People say I paint “with a poet’s soul”.
What do you get out of being an artist?
What inspires you to create the art you do?
A blank canvas
Where do you get your inspiration?
Everywhere. My spiritual home is the sea but I look to capture the moment in a person as a gift in time.
What’s the weirdest or most astonishing and controversial artwork that you have ever created and how so or why?
I painted “Encountering Susan” in reaction to people talking behind me in a demo trying to decide on a lazy Susan. Ironically this piece has been featured in Lana Santorelli Gallery in Hoboken and is currently in a National Competition in GA.
What do others seem to love about your art?
People love that I paint with emotion whether it’s the figure or landscape.
What is your advice to fellow crafters and artists?
It’s just paint…lose the intimidation and be open to mistakes, they take you out of the box.
How would you describe your style, or form of artistry?
Do you have any future plans for your artwork?
Currently I am doing a series of work titled “The Fabric of Rwanda” Threading the everyday life of Rwanda through art. Also this year, I would like to paint on location as a resident artist in America’s National Parks.