NAME: Christine Seo Location: Mansfield NJ
Sum up your creative process in one word or phrase, explain why…
My creative process is fascinating because I get inspired at the moment that interests me, for example, a beautiful landscape, a photo of my mother and my passion equine painting, then I begin to paint.
Were you always an artist, even as a child? What was your path to becoming an artist?
I was born in downtown South Korea, I loved living there and was also interested in the nature of color. Sunny days inspired my landscapes and understanding of shadows. As a child, I started to draw all the time.
entered Art College when I realized my passion was to be an artist in the future.
What is your medium of choice and what drew you to this particular medium?
I’ve accomplished watercolor and oil painting as my medium of choice. My watercolor is from Asian painting skill which I learned by starting with a wet brush on white paper or oil canvas. When painting I feel free, loose and have a natural feeling which develops into sharp contrast values that I obtain with both color and details that I feel my paintings show.
Is there any particular experience, person, place or thing that inspires you to create? Tell us about that.
Roger Armstrong who was an accomplished artist who I had the pleasure to study with at South California.
I have a love for equine painting, I am also inspired by landscapes, often places I have visited, I also paint florals and portraits.
What is it like showing your work to people and what do you hope people take away from it?
I have opportunities to show my work in local galleries where everyone has been extremely friendly. I often don’t get to know the customer who purchased my painting. I have found Conception Arts, and I am extremely excited to be showing my work with them. I will be around other artists and collectors, this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I am extremely excited!
What advice do you have for other artists who may be looking to get their work exhibited?
My advice for other artist is that your work speaks for itself, have the confidence that shows in your artwork.