I am a mother, a grandmother and a contemporary realist painter currently living in Montana. I was encouraged to be an artist when I was younger due to some sad events in my life. Through this experience I started to learn and understand how much of an impact being an artist and the art world in general could have on a person if given a chance. Later, I wanted to be a seascape painter and went to school where I received my Associates in Fine Art/Humanities (2007) and have been able to continue my artistic education through books, the internet and personal experiences. Today I do not just paint the ocean but I paint anything that inspires me. Through my artwork, I want to encourage happy thoughts, happy memories and positive perspectives in order to stimulate a happy heart within my viewer whether it be from a nature scene to something as simple as a favorite coffee cup. - Frankie Stockman 2021

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Interview With an Artist

I am looking for the next featured artist!

When I started my artistic journey, I had so many questions and no travelling partner. I felt alone and withdrawn. I decided to go online and seek out others who might be having similar experiences to my own. I was very fortunate because I found many artists that were willing to show me where they were on their own journey and I saw techniques I’d never had thought of on my own. These experiences inspired me to keep moving forward. I knew that I wasn't the only one and many of us out there share the same frustrations and feelings, regardless of talent.

As an artist, I know how important art can be to personal growth. Within my art I have the courage to expose the person I cautiously hide from judgment. Art also teaches me to be more patient, to be more open minded, to be more logical and to understand what it is like to accomplish something.

I am confident that these interviews will help another beginning and even novel artists push forward and keep trying because they know that they are not alone and there are so many of us out there that share the same frustrations and ideas.

So let me know if you would like to be the next featured artist! Thank you!

Here are some featured artists interviews to check out: 

Kate J. Bentley - Jael Hoffmann - Gena Choulat - Frankie Stockman - Meghan Magnuson - Herb Rogers - Lisa Graham

Here are the questions: 

1.     Can you please share a little of your background? For example, where you are from and how your artwork ties into your culture or where you live.
2.     Which situations or experiences have helped you evolve as an artist? For example; what makes you who you are?
3.     Does your work carry a message? If it does not, then can you tell me why you make it?
4.     Who are your biggest influences? Why?
5.     Do you have a current project that you are working on?
6.     What has been your biggest challenge as an artist when it comes to your work and/or career?
7.     Do you actively seek out opportunities or do you just go with the flow? Why? How is that working out for you?
8.     Do you find it difficult to price your work? Why?
9.     Which pieces are you most proud of? Why?
10.How do you feel after completing a project?
11.How has art changed or challenged your life?

      Please send me your online information, i.e., Facebook, Instagram, personal blog or website, etc. or any other information you would like to share with your reader so that I can attach the information with your interview. There is a contact form located on the side bar of this page.

           Please note: This is not a paid interview. There will be no reward or payment for filling out these answers. You    are volunteering your time to help other artists. Thank you.

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