Welcome to our soon to be regular interviews with artists that have their work in our shop. First up is Kim O’Neil who is a London based artist. She will also be doing a demonstration in store on the 25th February at Frames & Art Bromley.
This is a FREE demonstration with professional artist Kim O'Neal sharing tips and techniques on how to create textures and effects using acrylic mediums and paint.
Find out more here https://www.facebook.com/events/1860355340842898/
What is your name?
Kim O’Neil I live and work near London.
What type of artist are you?
My practice is loosely based around the idea of making monuments of small paper ephemera, minutiae that could go unnoticed or encapsulating material possessions in a way that changes their value or meaning.
Who / what inspired you to be an artist?
I don’t think there’s been a time when I wasn’t an artist, I’ve been experimenting in a creative way since infancy.
Which country are you from?
Britain but I’m a not so distant relation to JFK so there’s an Irish link.
What is your favourite colour?
My favourite pigment colour is phthalocyanine blue green shade, it’s so intense and I love the undertone.
What time of the day are you at your most creative?
About 3pm in the afternoon, I start painting at 10am but only really get warmed up by the afternoon.
If you could choose an animal that represents your creativity, which animal would it be?
My spirit animal is a Deer, they are so graceful.
Do you have a favourite artist?
Without a doubt Hieronymus Bosch last March I travelled to Holland to see the 500 years retrospective.
How would you describe your work?
I graduated from Central saint Martins in 2004 with a degree in Fine Art. My painting and montage uses the paper minutiae we all leave behind throughout our lives, transforming them into gigantic hand painted monuments. More recently my practice has turned to diagrams, especially anatomical, treated with my unique style of vandalism.
What is your biggest achievement so far in your creative work?
My biggest achievement is difficult to name as I’m so proud of several exhibitions I’ve shown work in and also my huge amount of technical knowledge I’ve gained working with Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Reeves.
Many thanks to Kim for answering our questions look out for more artists interviews in the coming months. Also you can meet her at our Bromley store on the 25th February 2017.
Her contact details are below.
Web : http://www.kimoneil.co.uk/
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Kim-ONeil-Artist-24159683069/