This week we congratulate Wisconsin “Starving” to Successful workshop participant Gerri Buteyn! Read more about this extraordinary artist:
1. How long have you been creating art? When did you decide that you wanted to become a professional artist?
I’ve been creating art since I was very young, but more professionally since college. From 2002 to 2007, I took time off from teaching art to work as a professional artist. Even though I have returned to teaching, I continue to work professionally, promoting my work through my website and doing shows and commissioned work.
2. What mediums/tools are you using?
My “Slices of Life” series is underpainted with acrylics and finished with oils. The mural work that I have been doing has been done 90% in acrylic. I also do quite a lot of graphic design work and an occasional watercolor.
3. From where do you take your inspiration? What well-known artist do you emulate?
I would have to say that I get my inspiration from surrounding myself with the life and colors in nature, but there are many artists that I admire.
Find your inspiration by attending the next “Starving” to Successful Artist’s Workshop online or in your area. Learn more at http:/xanadugallery.com/Workshop/indexcurr.asp or by calling 480-368-9929 and asking for Ashley.
In his Amazon.com best-selling book, Xanadu Gallery owner Jason Horejs shares insights gained over a life-time in the art business.