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AS IS | Maggie Siner

Artist Based in Venice, Italy

“Ars longa, vita brevis” ("skilfulness takes time and life is short")

Financial Times, Pink Tulle on Two Chairs, 2019, 14”x16”, oil on linen; Pink Scarf, 2015, 20x24ins oil on linen

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

M: I started drawing and painting as a child. Every teacher, and finally my mentor Robert D’Arista brought me to a greater depth of skill and understanding.

Finally, a lifetime of experiences and study of the visual world keep me continually developing.

A: What inspires you the most?

M: The way light breaks up the world into shapes of color.

The way shapes create structure and meaning.

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

M: I start with a clean palette.

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

M: Look at the shapes of light and the patterns they make.

A: Your top 3 adjectives related to art?

M: Sorry, can’t reduce it to three.

P.C. Francesco Barasciutti ©2018

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

M: -

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

M: Best not to talk about it - just look!

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

M: I read books about science.

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

M: Art is part of life, it should not be in a separate “art world”.

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

M: “Ars longa, vita brevis” | "skilfulness takes time and life is short"

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