|SUN PRINCE - acrylics/collage|
Mixed Media May is an annual blog celebration of mixed media artists. For each day In May a different artist was featured on the site. It was a great look at some amazing art.... you can visit them HERE.
At the end of the project we were all asked the same questions that were asked of the featured artists. Here is my response:
1. What does mixed-media art mean to you?
An opportunity to PLAY, using everything I can lay my hands on. Mixed media art is always unique, interesting, and a real insight into the working mind of its maker.
|SELF PORTRAIT - Seth Apter|
2. How long have you been a mixed-media artist?
I've been a painter, a potter, and an assembler of interesting beads. I guess I started collaging during my years at Tech college. That makes it about 25 years, but only recently have I spent most of my time with mixed media.
3. How has your art impacted or enhanced your life?
I can't imagine my life without art anymore. It has taught me to LOOK, and the world is now totally fascinating, in all its moods.
4. What are a few of the mixed-media supplies you find yourself using most?
Acrylics, ink, collage, found objects, fabric... you name it...I'll use it.
|RUST IS THE NEW BLACK|
5. Who are some of your favorite mixed-media artists?
Gotta say Seth is king! I've only recently found Seth Apter and I'm his NO.1 fan. Also love Steve Specht's collage, my friend Noela Mills can turn her hand to anything, but the list could be endless.
|OUTBACK - Noela Mills|
6. What makes your mixed-media art unique?
Perhaps my sense of humour pervades my work, or my delight in colour. Everyone's work is unique because of the materials they have access to, or make.
|TAKE A BOW - ink, glass|
7. Where can we find you?
Easy peasy... just Google ' Jo Murray Art' and most likely you'll find me.
But to be specific: http://jomurray-art.blogspot.com.au/
8. Please tell us about yourself (short bio with headshot).
I started art as a 'hobby', but it became much, much more. To learn I studied for seven years at Technical College, doing 4 years Fine Arts (majoring in painting), 3 years Studio Ceramics, and 1 year Glaze Technology. I was hooked after that marathon and now can't let a day go by without at least one hour in my studio. I still go to interesting workshops to acquire new techniques or inspiration, AND I am quite addicted to collecting Art books.
Do follow my links... you'll see some amazing stuff!