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Art & Life with Amy Nadeen Wilson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Nadeen Wilson.

Amy Nadeen, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I attended university at CSU Fresno where I double majored in marketing and graphic design. After graduation, I moved to Los Angeles where I’ve lived for the last 8 year, working as a graphic designer by day and painting artwork by night. I started dedicating myself to my artwork more seriously over the last 4 years, trying to develop an artistic style that I enjoy working with. These days I find that I draw a lot of inspiration from my personal experiences as a woman and as a millennial learning to maneuver in this through this world.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
Primarily, I enjoy illustrating, lettering (using pen and marker) and painting (using acrylics). I also enjoy drawing digitally (using ProCreate) and painting murals whenever the opportunity presents itself. These days, my work has been super centered on self-reflection, and the little ways we maintain or disrupt our own joy.

If I had to pick a message, it would be that ‘happiness as individuals has a lot to do with the relationship we have with ourselves.’ My artwork is a reflection of my observations, I see the struggles people, including myself, have when it comes to dealing with anxiety, communication, expectations and put it in my work. It’s not all doom and gloom though, I also spend a lot of time capturing moments of joy, love and growth.

When people look at my work I aim for two things, first I hope they find it visually interesting (or at least that they don’t find it boring) and two I hope they find that the imagery resonates in some capacity.

What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
I don’t think the role of the artist has changed, I just think more individual artists are using the state of the world as inspiration which is a great thing! Artists have always been powerful agents for change. Occasionally, I pull inspiration from the world at large. Last year, I painted a large acrylic piece inspired by the Jan. 2017 Women’s March that took place in Los Angeles.

I feel, as an artist, my job is to reflect the world and culture I see around me. It’s not something I’ve fully embraced since I tend to be drawn to controversial topics but it is something that I know to be true for myself and that I’m developing within my artwork.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
People can support/see my artwork by following me on Instagram @amynadeenwilson or by purchasing original artwork or prints on my website at www.amydrawsstuff.com.

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Image Credit:
BKM Photography
Amy Nadeen Wilson

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1 Comment

  1. Christina

    July 23, 2018 at 01:28

    Amazing talent. Keep it up! Do what you love.

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