1. What/who do you draw your inspiration from? Your most importand influence?
I believe that ultimately all inspiration comes from within and I try to avoid outside influences.
2. Who is you artistic hero?
Too many to count but as far as cards are concerned, Quentin Blake and Jacky Fleming:
3. How did you start as an artist?
Too long ago to remember!
4. Do you create each day or only when feeling inspired? Most days - my inspiration comes from actually doing it. You can wait forever to be inspired!
5. How do you feel when you are creating your artwork? Absorbed!
6. Where do you do your work?
All over the place! I do most of my doodling while 'watching' TV but I also expand on that in the kitchen if I think of something I want to change. I also have a large room on my top floor that is a studio/office with easel etc and pc with photoshop.
7. Are you a career artist?
Not sure what that means. I have only started selling my work since I reached retirement age but would have started sooner if I hadn't had health problems and a family to look after.
8. Please explain your art in your own words.
I believe art should speak for itself.
9. What technique/s do you use?
watercolours, oil pastels, soft pastels, handpainted paper collage, inks, screenprints, computer. . .
10. If any, what software do you use to aid in your artwork?
Paint.net, Corel Draw and Photoshop.
11. Have you taken any art classes? How did you learn to make your art?
I've taken screenprinting courses, life-drawing classes, art and design classes, professional interior design course, most recently, online Art and Business of Surface
Pattern Design course
12. Describe your style.
I have at least ten different styles of greeting cards. But for the surface pattern course, I narrowed it down to 'Country and Eastern' and because that name was already taken by one of my favourite shops, I'm using 'Posh and Painterly' for my portfolio website as that does seem to define my style.
13. Does your art have a deeper meaning?
Probably - but I have no idea what that would be!
14. Do you aspire to be like any other artist?
15. Where do you feel your art is going?
The exciting thing about art is that I never know where it is leading but I've found that I'm completely addicted to making patterns and I get really grumpy if I don't have time to do any for a few days!
16. What is the place of you artwork in society?
My aim is for my art and design to brighten ordinary people's lives.
17. Where can we find you artwork online or elsewhere? Where can I see more of your artwork?
18. Tell us something about yourself non-art related.
I have a degree in German, mostly mediaeval - really useful!!! More relevantly, I have 7 grandsons and 1 granddaughter, who apparently aspires to being 'a great artist' like her grandmother LOL! Can't think how I forgot to mention my other passion - teaching literacy the only way that really works, ie Synthetic Phonics!
19. When did you start and how long have you been doing this?
20. How has your artwork developed over the years?
I think it has become a lot bolder.
21. What is your favorite piece of art you have created?
My favourite piece is generally the last one I created
22. How does your art make you feel?
Grateful to be able to lose myself in creating something that others may like.
23. By what terms do you measure your success?
Interesting question and one I've been pondering recently. My aim is to use whatever talents I may have to make a contribution to the world, while receiving appropriate remuneration for the work it entails. I measure my success by the degree to which I achieve that.
24. Does it matter to you if your artwork never makes you rich?
No - but having said that, being properly paid for one's work can be a kind of affirmation of its worth.
25. Who is your intended audience?
(Do you make art for children, the ill, business, etc)
I have never made art for a specific audience but it seems as if mine appeals to older people, although I also sell a lot of cards for children, probably because of my experience of teaching youngsters.
26. Do you have a niche? What is it?
I seem to make a lot of greeting cards for men.
27. Do you have any unique talents?
Not that I know of.
28. Can you remember your first piece of artwork or your first sale?
My first sale was probably in a solo exhibition of my soft pastel paintings about ten years ago.
29. Do you have your own blog, facebook page, etc?
Yes, two blogs at the moment, planning two more, also a personal and a business facebook page, same for Google +
https://twitter.com/JudyAdamson I retweet a lot!
30. Where can we reach you?
At my laptop most of the day
31. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about?
I think I've probably pontificated quite enough!!!
Owner and creator of Golden Jackal