30sec film artists Vol.51 – Kristy Blackwell

Vulnerability and Strength

Kristy Blackwell Figurative work creates a space in which both the artist and the viewer may experience self exploration. The surface upon which she paints is the meeting place between the artist, the subject, and the viewer through a shared human experience. Inspiration is everywhere for her: in the work of masters old and new such as John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth, Jenny Saville, and Benjamin Bjorklund, in the inquisitive eyes of her children, and in the faces of strangers passing on the street.

Kristy Blackwell – 30sec film artists Q&A

What’s your favorite thing to do when you are alone?

Paint. Nap.

How do you usually get inspired again after working on a big project/painting?

I usually have a few lined up at a time. Inspiration strikes anywhere, but I’m fond of walking down to the lake and listening to the waves.

Do you collect things?

Art. It’s still a small collection but slowly growing.

How do you come up with ideas?

Images pop in my head. Or I see a person posed in a particular way that strikes me as lovely.

What project/art are you hoping to create but haven’t got chance to do yet?

I have so many ideas for paintings and series of paintings. There’s time though.