Today we go behind the scenes with artist Carrie Schmitt.
As promised, following on from my interview with home decor company DiaNoche Designs, three artists have been kind enough to share the ins and outs of their artist life. Today’s interview is with the very talented artist Carrie Schmitt.
Here’s Carrie in her own words…
Can you introduce yourself to our readers? Where are you from, where are you based now? Do you work from home or have a studio?
Have you always been creative? Are you from a creative family?
When did you first start creating? When did you recognize that you would pursue design?
Do you have a formal training or are you self taught? Have you taken classes online?
I am self taught for the most part and do not have an art degree. I have taken several online and in person workshops over the years from artists I admire, such as Flora Bowley, Mati McDonough and Kelly Rae Roberts.
How and where do you find inspiration for your work? Does inspiration come easily to you? Who inspires you?
Would you say that you’re a disciplined artist? Do you set aside time for creating and time for business for example?
Do you have a certain style or is it constantly evolving? What medium do you most like to work with, do you work digitally?
You license some of your work with DiaNoche Designs, how do you like working with them? Did you approach the company yourself or did they find you?
Do you have a project that you’re particularly proud of? I see that you released a beautiful book last year, Painted Blossoms. I would love for you to share how this came about,where we can find it, what artists can learn from it etc.
Watch the video below where Carrie shares more details from her beautiful book.
Can you share your workflow with us from your inspiration through to the finished piece?
How do you sell your work? Do you have a physical store/outlet or sell online? Do you do commissioned work? Do you have an agent or are you considering working with an agent?
What are your plans for the future? Do you have a vision of where you’ll be next year for example?
Please list the tools you can’t live without such as; books, technology, paints etc.