I thought it might be fun to post it here today, in case you didn’t get a chance to see it.
It’s a very quick and easy read.
Things like this help me to cope with the imposter syndrome feelings I’m usually struggling with behind the scenes over here, so I hope you enjoy it!
Sue De Chiara Art
Who: Sue De Chiara
What: Founder, The Zhush + Artist, suedechiaraart.com
Where: New Canaan, CT.
TCE: After years of curating her successful design blog The Zhush, Sue De Chiara returns to her artistic roots.
Painting pieces inspired by ancient myths, spiritual matters, and meditation, she has just launched a namesake site selling her art.
TCE: Congratulations on the launch of Sue De Chiara Art.com.
Collectors are now able to shop your fine art originals and prints online.
SD: Yes, I finally found a printer I’m confident in who can create and frame my pieces for me directly and that was a game changer.
The site platform also offers a lot of cutting-edge technology.
Customers can see the pieces in their own home before purchasing.
TCE: Tell us a bit about your design process from concept to execution?
SD: Typically, I choose the colors I want to work with first, then the size of the canvas.
Behind the abstraction there’s always some concrete non abstract piece in mind.
This could be a flower, a nude, or a mountain landscape – the painting will start off with this and I’ll layer and extract until it’s a full abstract piece.
TCE: What are five adjectives you would use to describe your paintings?
SD: Layered, nuanced, thoughtful, atmospheric + peaceful.
TCE: Can you share a bit about the range of colors that you use and some you are exploring more.
SD: I like to use colors based on beautiful home interiors.
So, I tend to stick with mostly neutrals and blues, because these are the colors, I like to surround myself with in my own home.
I’m slowly exploring brighter colors, like greens and pinks to expand my own creativity.
TCE: Who are a few artists that influence you and inform your work?
SD: Hunt Slonem, Rothko, Joseph Albers and Mary Abbot.
But my all-time favorite is Helen Frankenthaler.
I love everything she’s ever done.
TCE: You call New Canaan home, when you are not blogging and painting what are some of your favorite spots to dine?
SD: I love the restaurants here in New Canaan – two favorites are Sole Restaurant @solerestaurant and Rosie’s @rosienewcanaan.
The sushi at Miku in Greenwich @mikugreenwich is a recent favorite.
I had fun answering all of these thoughtful questions, I hope you enjoyed it!
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