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Art & Life with Francesca Saveri

Today we’d like to introduce you to Francesca Saveri.

Francesca, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Art has always been a saving grace for me during those rough times in life. Not too long ago I realized I was falling into a deep depression. That was the wake-up call to get back to my art; to make it front and center if I were to get out of the darkness. The journey out was through the use of vibrant color and the medium of encaustic. I decided to get rid of all my black clothes and never use black in my paintings. I’ve learned that color can transform lives and open us up to new experiences and outlook. Brightlife, I call it.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
What is it that makes me get my hands on the waxy, fiery magical medium of encaustic? Could it be the heat? The magic in not knowing what will happen next?

I made a decision, not too long ago, to choose Light. Joy. To choose Yes! This was the best decision I ever made. It was also a matter of timing. I never left the art behind; it was always present. It was my salvation and my ticket out of so many ugly, anxious moments.

Every day that I am in my studio, with the high ceiling, sunlight pouring through the skylights, my dog Lila snoozing on the sofa (in the house), I am happy. Joyous. In celebration of Life, the Good and the Curiosity of what will happen next. I hope these feelings come through in my work.

I know my creations are not meant to be left in my studio, not necessarily made for me. They are my contribution to, well, You!

I want you to experience pieces of joy, energy, and wonder. I want to inspire you to say yes to Life. To stretch and take risks, ponder those crazy colors I use, feel a shift of just maybe doing something different today. A step in a new direction. Or trading in those dark clothes for something brighter. Perhaps something in red?

What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
Tell people you’re an artist. Have business cards, postcards of your work, images on your phone to be able to share with people what you do!

Social media is a great way to connect with other artists. Find a few galleries that you like and go to their openings as often as possible. Meet the artists and the gallery owners. Let them know you’re an artist too! Connect with other artists that are supportive, generous and light your fire.

Stay away from comparing your work with others. Seek artists who are a little more down the road than you. Think about how you can help them rather than what you can get.

Take workshops. Give workshops! Become an expert in your field.

Join a critique group. They can be in person or even through video conferencing like Zoom.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Superfine! The Fair
February 14 – 17, 2019
Magic Box at The Reef
Downtown LA
1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Artspan San Francisco
October 13 & 14, 2018
706 Sansome Street
SF, CA 94111

Visit my website: www.francescasaveri.com

Sign up for my monthly newsletter and my weekly blog! All on my website. Shop my small paintings on my website.

Visit my studio for a personalized shopping experience! Attend one of my small group weekend encaustic workshops! Sign up for my newsletter to get advanced notice of these classes.

Follow me on Instagram. Share my work with your friends!

Send me an email and say hello!

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Image Credit:
Francesca Saveri
Don Felton

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