Alter, Ort, Ausbildung?
I'm 37 and I live currently live in Charlotte, NC and I'm originally from North Jersey. I went a small art school called the Kubert School and I also took classes at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.
Wie lange wohnst du dort?
I've been living in Charlotte for 4 years.
Woher nimmst du Inspiration für deine Bilder?
When I was working in NYC I was hugely influenced by the post-up scene there. Now, it's more about being inspired by other artist. Their are so many great artist out there on the internet that you can get lost for hours looking at inspiring art.
Was ist deine Lieblingsfarbe?
Blue, but all shades from purply to teal!
Wann bist du am produktivsten?
When I have time. I used to be most productive in the early morning but now it's more of whenever I have time. I work in small bursts.
Wo machst du am liebsten Urlaub?
Hawaii, Maui specifically. I've been there three times and it's the only vacation spot I didn't want to leave after 3 days.
Was für Musik hörst du gern?
Indie rocks stuff, Big Elliot Smith fans and also like, Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Sleater-Kinney, Decemberists, and a host of others.
Sind dieses Jahr Ausstellungen geplant?
I'm involved in a group show at called "Infinity Squared" at Distinction Gallery. It opens in December and there are some great artist on the bill.
Auf welchem Material arbeitest du am liebsten?
Wood, hands down. It takes a beating. I do a lot of collage in my work and it's an easier process working on a hard surface. I've tried using canvas in the pass and it's a battle to keep things flat.
Was sind deine Werkzeuge? (besondere Stifte, Farben etc.)
I primarily use acrylic, lots of paper and glue. I also sometimes use smashed beverage cans as a canvas. I've posted a tutorial that explains my whole process at http://www.rikcat.com/2007/03/07/painting-techniques-smashed-cans.html