For my first interview I want to introduce you to Anita Marci. Anita is an award-winning professional fine artist who began her illustrious career at the age of ten when she won her first art award and became a published artist. Originally from Pennsylvania Anita Marci graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Communication Design, Summa Cum Laude. After graduation and a whirlwind trip to Europe, visiting seven Countries, she took a position as an illustrator and designer in a high profile New York City design firm.
I began asking for paint when I was four years old. I got paints and brushes and proceeded
to paint everything including the walls and furniture. I won my first art award when I was ten
and I was hooked!!
2; What style of art do you do?
My art is Stylized, graphic, contemporary, clean, bold, and modern.
It is all about form and color. My goal is to capture the essence of my subject and portray
that with as little detail as possible. My paintings are flat and smooth and void of any texture.
And that is just the way I want them—pure and clean.
No, my art used to be more realistic with a lot more detail.
4; What medium do you use and why?
Acrylic is my primary medium. I began with watercolor
and I found that I could not get as high a price for paintings in that medium and it was
more difficult and less forgiving. Acrylics have much more flexibility and viscosity options.
I work from my photos of organic life. I am most interested in nature and it’s beauty.
There may be a color, a shadow or a form that attracts me and inspires me to do the painting.
6; How much time does it take to complete a painting?
This varies quite a bit depending on the size. I can do a 4” x 6” in a day. My largest painting
was 3’ x 8’ and it took several weeks. There are at least three or more layers on every inch
of my canvases. They are not painted quickly. I often do a study on paper to work out the
editing of my complex, yet simple form and color relationships.
7; How do you work or where do you work?
I have a home studio. I have always had a separate room for my studio but living on Maui
leaves less options for large spaces.
8; What are you currently working on?
I am currently creating a series of 8” x 10” close-up florals. The colors are very bold and bright.
9; Where do you or where have you exhibited your work?
Currently, I am exhibiting primarily online. I am seeking some gallery representation now.
10; What do you do to market your art?
I post on facebook and instagram daily. I have a website that is pretty extensive. I am also
Presented on fine art America, Linkedin and Saatchi. I am in five different book publications.
I use printed post cards and email marketing, as well as my blog.
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