Art Interview Tuesday – CHRISTINE SKIRROW
Today I am posting an interview with local Redditch Artist, Christine Skirrow. Christine is a pastel artist. (ANM= Art News Magazine)
ANM: Christine, where are you from?
Christine Skirrow: I am from Kings Heath in Birmingham, UK
ANM: What art training have you received?
Christine Skirrow: I was encouraged by my art teacher Mr. Williams to paint, and I also went to night school.
ANM: Who is your favorite artist?
Christine Skirrow: David Shepherd and John Constable
ANM: What artist has had the most influence on your art ?
Christine Skirrow: I like Monet, but mostly do my own thing.
ANM: Did you work whilst doing your art training?
Christine Skirrow: Yes I worked whilst taking my art classes.
ANM: What is your style?
Christine Skirrow: I am mostly paint realism.
ANM: How does your past work differ from your art now?
Christine Skirrow: I have improved and refined my art from when I first started painting.
ANM: Describe your studio or work area.
Christine Skirrow: my studio is my living room or the garden.
ANM: Do you paint every day?
Christine Skirrow: No, I paint about once a week.
ANM: How do you promote your art?
Christine Skirrow: I promote my artwork online and at exhibitions.
ANM: How many works of art do you average per year?
Christine Skirrow: About 50 paintings per year.
ANM: Does your art consist of mostly smaller or larger works?
Christine Skirrow: I paint about 20″x16″
ANM: What is your favorite subject to paint?
Christine Skirrow: I don’t like to paint boats and houses, I paint mostly landscapes.
ANM: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything?
Christine Skirrow: I would like to go to art college because I am mostly self taught.
ANM: What advice to you have for those interested in becoming an artist, such as getting started.
Christine Skirrow: Experiment, and join an art society before you spend alot of money getting started.
She is also a committee member of the Lickey Hills Art Society.
Christine facilitates different artists and is in charge of booking demonstrations from artists around the UK for the Redditch Art Circle.
I would like to thank Christine Skirrow for allowing this interview. Please visit her online gallery, where her art is for sale at www.minigallery.co.uk/Christine_Skirrow
(re-posted from my blog ” Art News Magazine” which showcases artists and art events around Worcestershire and West Midlands) . If you are in this area and are an artist, please contact me and we can get together for an interview and showcase your art!