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Q & A with Artist Antonio Lampreia
Oct 20, 2021 | Featured Artist Q & A

We are excited to feature SSAC member & artist Antonio Lampreia of Alliston.

Q. As an artist Antonio what is the medium you use? Do you ever combine mediums? Describe how or why you might do so.

I paint in acrylics mainly, plus watercolour and I have some experience with oils. I tend to use one medium on the painting I am working on. Writing is also an art so yes I might combine some prose or poetry of local writer Michelle Dinnick on some of my pieces.

Q. When did you become an artist? Have you found it easy to say,"I am an artist"?

Expressing myself through painting and other art forms is just me. Yes I am pleased to call myself an artist.

Q. Do you have a mentor or some special influence that has contributed to your growth in your artistic creativity? How has this or someone particular influenced you? If this is a person are they also an artist?

Q & A with Artist Barbara Large
Sep 26, 2021 | Featured Artist Q & A

Today's feature artist is Barbara Large, who has been a SSAC member since 2018. She presently lives in Alliston, Ontario.

Q. As an artist what is the medium you use? Do you ever combine mediums? Describe how or why you might do so.

Answer: The medium that I use is watercolour, although, I am both familiar with and have used oil and acrylic paints. I have combined mediums, but do not make it my practice unless I want to create mixed media works.

Q. When did you become an artist? Have you found this easy to say, "I am an artist"?

Q & A with Photographer, Kathy MacFarlane
Jul 5, 2021 | Featured Artist Q & A

Kathy MacFarlane is a Photographer living in Alliston. Kathy has been a SSAC member for 2 years.

Q. As an artist what is the medium you use? Do you ever combine mediums? Describe how or why you might do so.

Answer: I am a photographer and do not combine any mediums, but I print my photos on different mediums such as canvas or metal.

Q. When did you become an artist? Have you found this easy to say, "I am an artist"?

Answer: I do find it difficult to say I am an artist, photography is definitely art, but it can also be very documentary. It often depends on my mood, the light and the subject as to how artistically I shoot.

Q. Do you have a mentor or some special influence that has contributed to your growth in your artistic creativity? How has this or someone in particular influenced you? If this is a person are they also an artist?