|Enchanted Visions Artist, Kristin Palmer|
Who is, Kristin Palmer? Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Kristin Palmer and I am 24 yrs old. I live in the wee little state of Rhode Island. I’ve been drawing and painting ever since I could hold a pencil although I didn’t start taking my art seriously until around 2010. I am entirely self-taught and I work mostly in watercolor creating the beautiful world of the fae but I also do portraits and whatever my muse wants me to create….More personally I am a socially awkward Introvert, a proud geek and a major weirdo. I never wear matched socks (how boring is that?) I like dying my hair crazy colors, I love tattoos and piercings. I love hard rock and heavy metal and I’m a crazy concert fanatic. I’m also really awkward.
How did you hear about Enchanted Visions and why did you want to become a member artist?
I discovered it through the original 2 lol Amy and Jessica. After a while I saw Amy post on her website I believe it was that it was now open for everyone. Shortly after I finally got my own computer and joined facebook and started befriending all my awesome artist friends (hey y’all lol) at this time I was also starting to take my art seriously and decided to take a shot and join EV.
Each month, Enchanted Visions artists are challenged with creating a piece of art for that month’s theme. Please share some of the art you have created for Enchanted Visions with us. For each piece of art, please describe how it interprets that month’s theme, any story behind the art, and the theme’s meaning to you.
|New Beginnings by Enchanted Visions Artist, Kristin Palmer|
New Beginnings- In this piece I see the woman in it as a princess. She’s a princess stuck in a castle and not wanting to be there. She feels trapped….just like the caged bird. Since she can’t free herself she decides to release the bird giving it the new beginning and freedom she longs for.
|Internal Misery by Enchanted Visions Artist, Kristin Palmer|
Internal Misery aka Frustration- I think this one speaks for itself. She is hunched over on the ground in frustration and misery. Her inner thoughts tormenting her like demons…this I symbolized with faint tormented faces and hand reaching for her in the background.
|Hidden Treasure by Enchanted Visions Artist, Kristin Palmer
Because this is G rated blog, I had to add the censor block. To see the uncensored version, please visit Enchanted Visions or Kristin’s other galleries.
Hidden Treasure- Is the jewel she has her finger on the treasure or is the mermaid herself the treasure? Mermaids are rare and elusive creatures, hidden in the water like buried treasure 😉
EV has a monthly auction of the work created. Do you sell your work there?
I certainly do. You know, when I actually get a piece done on time haha
Are there challenges knowing you are one of many artists creating art for the same EV theme? Does this knowledge hinder you or give you momentum when creating for the monthly theme?
I actually think it’s kind of fun to see everyone’s progress as we all create a theme and seeing how different we all create that theme. It helps me know that I’m for sure doing something different than everyone else. Likewise if I’m stuck and I don’t know what I want to do for a theme, seeing other EV art sometimes helps me to figure out what I want to do. So no I don’t find there to be any challenges 🙂
How did your personal art style evolve, that thing that makes people say, oh “insert your name here” painted this? Was it identifiable right away? What inspired you on your way to your own personal style?
Anyone who has followed my art since the beginning will see how far my artwork has come over the years. I feel in the very beginning, reading other artists tutorials and stuff I was trying to do what THEY were doing. I realized that I had to drop that and It took me about a year or so of experimenting and constant painting to find what worked for me and then from there further refining what works for me and refining that skill. I am still learning, experimenting and refining “how” I paint. This probably doesn’t answer the question at all lol but I think what inspired my personal style is the constant wanting to learn and improve if that makes sense at all.
Describe (and provide a photograph if you like) of your studio/work space. What would you change about it, if anything, for it to become your dream work space?
At the moment I still live at home so I don’t have a room specifically for my art. So my “studio” happens to be in a corner of my bedroom with a desk where I paint, a large bookcase and a few storage totes to store all my supplies…and I am slowly running out of room lol My dream studio would be an actual room designated for just art and my other hobbies like sewing and jewelry making.
“Paint” a picture of yourself for us using 10 colorful words to describe you, the total picture.
Weirdo, geek, rocker, easy going, awkward, spiritual, open minded, friendly, polite, happy
If you would like to see more of Kristin’s art, you can find her at the following links:
I know how it feels to be totally awkward…and metal is awesome. Great interview! 🙂
Awesome interview! And I love the idea of odd socks 🙂 🙂 🙂 <3
Fantastic interview !
I really have seen you grow as an artist over the years. Your technique and depth of expression have become quite impressive. Keep up the great work!
Kristin, you description of yourself made me laugh! 🙂
You're doing such an awesome job for somebody so young from my aged perspective! You have great talent!
Love you! <3