Craft-Ease supports independent artists by offering their Unique Designs in paint by numbers so people can enjoy world-class amazing artworks from their home. Many fans want to learn more about our talented artists; so we launched a series of interviews with them.
We had the pleasure to interview Canadian artist Christine Cholowsky, the artist behind the popular Southern Passage on Craft-Ease:
1. Would you present yourself? How did you become an artist?
That's a great question! I have created art for as long as I can remember! Its a part of me that is and has always been a part of who I am
2. What inspires your art?
I'm inspired by many things! A walk in the woods, a song, a discussion, dreams, something I've seen. If you look close enough you can find beauty and inspiration in everything! Pretty much everything in life inspires me to create art!
3. What does your art mean to you?
Art to me is communication without words. When I create a piece of art its a very satisfying feeling of accomplishment, a piece of my heart that can be seen. As in all the arts, its creating something that never existed before and that is very surreal in itself!
4. What is the most valuable piece of art to you?
Every piece of art is valuable in its own way. Sometimes there is a deep meaning and even a struggle during the creative process making the finished piece have more of a connection with me and what I may have been going through when I created it. I have a few pieces I will never sell!
5. How do you overcome your creative blocks?
Creative block can be awful and sometimes last for weeks! I can usually overcome a creative block by painting an abstract piece or just doodling to get my creative juices flowing again! That usually works for me.
6. Would you describe the experience or feelings you have when creating your art?
That's a very deep question and I think I kind of answered it in question 3. I am always excited to work on a new painting. Sometimes I struggle to finish a painting I've been working on and set it aside for a while, sometimes for months. When my creative flow is uninterrupted I can finish a painting quite quickly. Each painting starts with an idea but evolves to portray a life of its own and never turns out exactly how I first pictured it when I started it. I usually have 3 or 4 paintings started at the same time so I can work on the one that's "calling" me to finish it. I also do sculpture and mixed media pieces so I never become bored with just painting. I love to experiment with different mediums!