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3 Artists Reminiscing Their Journey.

We asked three artists how they embarked on their journey of being an artist. And this is what they have to share.

In the world of art, every painting, sculpture, and photograph tells a story. But have you ever wondered about the people behind these creations? How did they become artists? Well, get ready to find out! In this article, we’re going to explore the amazing journeys of individuals who followed their dreams and became artists. From the first spark of inspiration to the challenges they faced along the way, their stories are full of excitement, determination, and success. So, let’s dive in and discover what it takes to turn a dream into reality in the world of art!

1. Alice d’Apolito

Alice d’Apolito is an Italian illustrator, animator, and oil painter who lives, works, and studies the Japanese language in Leeds. In her paintings, she creates a new image of herself every time, embracing the idea that creation is a process that never ends. Most of her works are autobiographical, describing feelings, dreams, childhood memories, and concepts inspired by current affairs. She tried to connect her real world with her oneiric one by giving substance to her dreams and representing memories long gone. Inspired by Japanese culture and surrealistic paintings she creates her work using oil paint on wood panels. Alice sharing reminiscing on her journey-

2. Robin Raznick

Robin Raznick is a versatile artist who works in oil, acrylics, mixed materials, and clay. She explores the colors, and textures of the natural world, translating them into thickly impasto’ed paintings and ornate ceramic vessels. Raznick’s paintings are influenced by Impressionist and Expressionist artists like Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Joan Mitchell, Anselm Kiefer, Allision Schulnik, as well as contemporary painter/ sculptors Jennifer Bartlett, David Hockney, and Andrew Goldsworthy. Raznick’s unique style is articulated in the undulating surfaces, dynamic mark-making, unabashed use of color, and distinctive materials selections. Robin sharing her journey-

3. Alexandra Saunder

Alexandra Saunders is a contemporary wildlife artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work is drawn from her love of the natural world and intimate portraits of animals she has encountered as a lifelong wildlife conservationist. Since childhood, she has sought refuge and sanctuary in nature by communing with and surrounding herself with animals. Alexandra started her career as an artist in 2020 after a life-changing event in the pandemic and ever since has not looked back. Alexandra made a major career switch in her seventies. She showcases animals and helps raise funds for conservation and sanctuaries. Then she painted portraits of chimpanzees rescued by conservationists and living in chimpanzee sanctuaries in Africa. And now she is working with 6 different sanctuaries in Africa, Asia, and the United States. Alexandra shares how she embarked on her journey-

Each story we’ve uncovered is a testament to the power of chasing your dreams and turning them into reality. Whether it’s through paintbrushes, clay, or the lens of a camera, these artists have shown us that with dedication and determination, anything is possible. So, the next time you look at a piece of art, remember the incredible journey behind it, and perhaps it will inspire you to embark on your own creative adventure. Read the full interviews of the artists here.

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