Wallpaper Wednesdays 30 | Artist Feature - Ash Sta. Teresa
This week I'm featuring Seattle-based commercial artist, Ash Sta. Teresa whose patterns, illustrations. and color palettes will bring on the calm as soon as you set your eyes on them.
She finds inspiration through her 3 kids and interestingly, it wasn't until she had her second child that she began to develop her skill. I love how children have a way of inspiring us to be the best versions of ourselves. You can see the love through her work and many of her illustrations have that child-like charm and innocence, like this illustration.
One of my favorites is where she shows how ripping paper can looks so beautiful. She really inspired me to take time to do something art-related no matter how small it is and to think outside of the box like what she did above and below.
Her latest endeavor has her launching an organic children's clothing line, which she hand carves herself. I could definitely see my little one, Uriah rocking these. Give her a follow and help support "Made In The USA"!
Ash shares a bit more in my short Q & A, and before you click out, download the 4 free wallpaper designs she made at the end. Happy downloading!
Q & A
DID YOU ALWAYS HAVE A PASSION FOR ART AND WHEN DID YOU START PURSUING IT?
I really never imagined doing anything else. I always loved creating and didn’t fully develop my skills until after having my 2nd child.
WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?
http://www.denydesigns.com/collections/art-products/at-arrlo-the-buffalo and my kids. They actually tell me what to paint sometimes.
WHAT MEDIUMS DO YOU USE?
Right now mostly watercolor and linocuts. I sometimes play around with acrylic and love drawing on my Wacom.
IN THREE WORDS, HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE OF ART?
Pattern, Airy, Simple
DO YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE CREATING ART? IF SO, WHAT’S ON YOUR PLAYLIST?
I used to love music and I just haven’t made time for it since kids. I feel like noises just come at me all day. I do a ton of thinking while painting and I enjoy the silence of all 3 kids in bed.
DESCRIBE YOUR MOST TREASURED ART PIECE TO DATE - ONE THAT YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF.
I had a baby boy in February. I was in a horrible creative place during pregnancy and then suffered a postpartum hemorrhage afterwards, I actually thought I died on the bathroom floor. I was really lucky to be at a great hospital that acted fast. Recovering was a long time spent in bed, I would draw between feeding the baby and sleeping. I decided then to just spend time on art that only I would be proud of. You can see the piece here: Arrlo the Buffalo
NAME ONE ARTIST YOU ADMIRE.
I have to name Four: Ashley Goldberg, Frida, Georgia O'Keeffe, Lisa Congdon
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO EMERGING ARTISTS?
Just start and create art everyday, even if it’s for 5 minutes.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN FIVE YEARS?
I’m in a transition to get more of my art on clothes. I hope that I will have a successful baby clothing line.
IF YOU COULD BE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW, WHERE WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?
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