Check out this nice Blog interview :) make sure to visit www.therachelroach.com!
I’m about as giddy as a school girl today. I am THAT excited about today’s feature. This artist is FANTASTIC and certainly one of my favorites thus far.
Those who know me, know that I’m an absolute sucker for colors. So when I meet an artist that can manipulate color in such a unique and arresting way I HAVE to have them.
I want you to meet Mrs. Lee Walker.
Take one look at her website and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. The very front page a testimony to a veritable mastery of exciting vision. Proving yet again that you don’t need to paint something picture perfect in order to achieve something beautiful and accurate.
Somehow in use of a range of unusual colors she is able to convey a motion and EMOTION to an animal or subject matter that gives life in ways that subtle color changes simply can’t. The interview process only proved what I had suspected.
What inspired you to paint this particular piece? What inspired you to use those colors?
I’m very fond of birds, birds of prey in particular. I find them absolutely fascinating. Owls are so interesting visually, and expressive with their eyes. They’re basically sky cats, they seems to possess the same sass as felines and have a similar face. I just love color, I use a lot of color in all of my work and so I tend to more focus on the value of the color than the color its self to get the desired look from my paintings.
How were you intending the viewer to feel when you looked at the painting?
I wasn’t really thinking about the viewer when I painted this piece, I just really wanted to paint an owl. We’d recently visited a wildlife refuge and there were quite a few there for various reasons and I spent most of my time observing them so they were in the forefront of my mind.
How did you get started as an artist?
I’ve always been extremely art driven and creative. I was teaching my classmates how to draw horses in elementary school and it just never quit. Art is something that I find a lot of peace in, it helps slow down the chaos of life and helps me stay centered and focused. I’m fortunate to live in an area where my style and subject matter is popular so getting started wasn’t very difficult for me.
Did you always want to focus on wildlife?
Animals and nature have always been a very important part of my life, so being I spent a lot of time learning and observing those I was also really drawn to creating artwork of animals. Most of the time I just think of something and wonder what it would look like if I put it on canvas, what my brains interpretation might end up like!
Thank you Mrs. Walker for meeting with me and we look forward to keeping up with your career!
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