Draw on Your Creativity Interview

Kim, a branch staffer at the Felicity Branch will be teaching a drawing class over the next several months. Each session will focus on a different type of drawing. Register for the program by calling 876-4134.

Kim’s been a professional artist for over 25 years and bring a lot of experience and enthusiasm!

She was gracious enough to answer some questions for us.

Q: Do you have a favorite medium to work with? And why?
Kim: My favorite medium is colored pencil. I love using lots of different colors and layering them to create texture and depth.

Q: What was the most difficult thing to learn when you learned to draw?
Kim: The most difficult thing to learn was to not overwork a drawing. Sometimes it’s hard to know when to stop.

Q: What inspires you?
Kim: The natural world inspires me–animals, clouds, mountains, sunsets, and on and on.

Q: Do you have a favorite resource like a book or website?
Kim: I have a LOT of books of Vincent Van Gogh’s work that I periodically look through for inspiration and aspiration.

Q: When did you discover that you enjoyed drawing?
Kim: It wasn’t a discovery, I’ve just always done it because I love doing it. My parents met when they were both students at the Chicago Art Institute, so it runs in the family!

Laura

About Laura

Voracious bibliophile with geeky tendencies, Laura spends her time at CCPL behind the scenes mostly in front of a monitor wrestling with PHP code or with her hand in a puppet.
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