Today we’d like to introduce you to Daisy Carlene.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Art has always been apart of my childhood. Growing up with a crafty momma, I definitely picked up my creative side from her. From scrapbooking, interior design, sewing, upholstering to eventually painting an entire garden on our walls, she did it all. She was brilliant! I started dipping into some paint around 2010 with my cousin Chito, who also played a big role in my art journey. That was when my love for art really began. We would sketch a lot and experiment with different mediums. That helped me discover what form of art I enjoyed doing. I took a couple of art classes in high school but besides that, I’m basically a self-taught artist. It wasn’t until October of 2018 that I officially classified myself as a painter/entrepreneur.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It definitely has been a rollercoaster of emotions, especially after the loss of my mom at the age of 16, then having to live with a father who I barely knew shortly after. I kind of lost that sense of creativity and drive. At one point, I was working 2-3 jobs and making time for my craft wasn’t in my agenda anymore. After moving out on my own, things started to become more clear. I went from modeling to a freelance artist and one day soon become a full-time artist.
Please tell us more about your art.
I am a fine artist that is best known for painting portraits. I would say my style is a combination of realism and expressionism. My art pieces usually consist of waves of color and words that describe and represent the subject in their hair, beard, clothing, etc. Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to do commissions, create and paint my own designs for the city and private companies, participated in multiple art shows and launched my website. On my website, you can find originals, art prints, stickers and will soon be creating custom bucket hats so stay tuned. My most proud accomplishment would be the development I’ve seen from myself from making all of that happen.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My best friend @Dalure, who I luckily get to call my husband, would definitely have to get an immense amount of credit. Behind the lens, he’s an amazing photographer and I’m not just being biased. The man could make a crusty foot look good hah! He’s taken my photos when I used to model and now of my artwork. He’s assisted in building my website, accompanied me at every art show and has given his 100% support and constructive criticism along the way. My sister and momma in law have also given their 100% love and support. I couldn’t be more blessed. I love y’all and anyone who read this entire interview.
- Stickers $2
- Prints $15+
- Originals $30+
- Website: www.daisycarlene.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daisycarlene/
- Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/DaisyCarleneArt/
- Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/daisycarlene