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AS IS | Lucia Heffernan


From Taiwan

Based in Salt Lake City, UT

"Think outside the box!"

A: Please, tell us a bit more about yourself. What brought you to art?

L: My mom was a watercolor artist so I was exposed to art at a very young age. I grew up with a pencil in my hand, always drawing and fascinated by animated cartoons.

Eventually, it led me to art school and ultimately to create my own stories through painting.

A: What inspires you the most?

L: I find inspiration everywhere. From my daily activities and interactions (especially with my dog) to the internet, and (believe it or not) shopping. Boutiques and shopping websites can be a great source of inspiration for me. Sometimes a particular color, or style trend can spark something I want to incorporate into a painting.

A: Do you have any specific rituals while working (creating)?

L: Tea is my main ritual. I’m always drinking tea and listening to music while I work. Besides that, my process is usually to sketch out what I have in mind and then find images that match my vision and piece them together in Photoshop to create some type of reference for the painting.

A: What would you recommend to someone new to art (an artist or just an admirer), what to begin with?

L: Draw every day. It’s fundamental to all types of art.

A: Your top 3 adjectives related to art?

L: -

A: The best angle to look at art is from ...?

L: Your perspective

A: The perfect phrase to start any conversation about art is:..?

L: Have you seen..?

A: Must-read books to help us talk about art (or do we even need them)?

L: I don’t think a book is necessary to talk about art. All you need to start talking about art is your thoughts and feelings on whatever piece or artist you want to talk about.

A: If you could change one thing in the art world - what would it be?

L: I would change the idea that art collecting is a fringe activity for a select few people.

I wish more people valued and collected art…artists need collectors to survive!

A: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art)

L: Think outside the box!

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