We've enjoyed following Lindsey for a while now, her art is always so fun and it makes us happy every time we see her post on social media. Her imaginary worlds actual transport you to them - when you look at her creations you forget the real world, even if just for a moment. Her piece for the DayGlo show this year was an Aurora Pink bunny that will absolutely just brighten your day. Keep scrolling to find out more!
Tell us a little about yourself – who you are, what you do, etc!
Oh hey! I’m Lindsey and I like drawing, watercolor, dogs, comics, picture books, cutting out tiny pieces of paper, stars, crafting, and anthropomorphizing the moon. I’m a mixed media and mixed disciplinary creative. In my personal work I create fanciful and story-driven artwork with whatever style helps drive the narrative.
What inspired you initially to create art?
Ever since I was little, I’ve been trying to transform my surroundings into imaginary worlds. I’d use up all the scotch tape making paper walls for spaceships, or all the googly eyes in the box for all sorts of weird creatures. Reading stories has always been my biggest inspiration, and making things with my hands has always been my happy place. Expressing myself creatively is the only way I know how to operate through life.
What is your favorite piece you’ve ever made?
One of my favorite pieces I’ve ever made was the last page of a 30 page picture book I wrote and illustrated for my BFA four years ago. Every single page was made of paper cut shadow boxes, and if that wasn’t complicated enough, I decided to wire in LED lights inside of them. Each box was photographed and then I edited those pictures into the book called ‘TUNNELS’. It was an incredible amount of work in a short amount of time, and sometimes I just look at that last page next to the tiny little sketch that started it all and bask in the insanity of it. Even all these years later, I am really happy with how that last page turned out.
What do you like most about working with DayGlo paint?
DayGlo paint is incredible for me because it works so well on watercolor paper. I’m more of a drawer than a painter, so I usually lay down sketches or linework before adding color, then go back over it again. With a little water, DayGlo paints on in a way that I can still see what’s underneath. Even a little watered down, the paint is just so incredibly vibrant, it’s like magic! You can blend and move it around just like any watercolor paint I’ve ever worked with, and it's easy to draw on top of too.
Any words of wisdom for any aspiring artists out there?
Follow your passion, but be adaptable. Don’t be too hard on yourself, and try not to compare your work to anyone else’s. Support other artists as much as you can. Put yourself out there, even though it is scary, it is always worth it!
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