Thursday, August 27, 2020

DPW Spotlight Interview: Elena Konysheva

Each week we will spotlight a different DPW artist who will give away one of their best paintings. To enter to win Elena's painting "Friendship" go to Daily Paintworks and click on the link at the top of the page announcing their interview.

From Elena's DPW Gallery Page:

Hello! I'm Lena! I'm from Ukraine. I really like to draw from childhood. As far as I can remember, I draw all the time. In my works I try to reveal the theme of childhood - carefree, bright and joyful. I want my work to bring joy and happiness!

Tell us a bit about how you first started painting.

Since childhood, I have loved to draw.

Did you have any stops and starts in your painting career?

There were stops: for a couple of years, I did not draw at all. I realized that I can't live without painting, it's my battery.

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Enter to win by clicking on the link at the top of the DPW home page announcing Elena's interview.

What mediums and genres have you experimented with?

I paint with acrylic paints, they are bright and resistant to light, therefore the work is always colorful and also dries quickly.

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Which ones are you looking forward to exploring?

I am a self-taught artist with genres of painting I have not experimented with yet. For example, Impressionism; I want to work in this direction.

Beloved Friend
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Who or what inspires you most?

Children inspire most of all, their pure and bright emotions I want to draw over and over again.

What techniques work to ensure that you make time for your art?

I draw in the morning while everyone is asleep.

Backyard Flowers
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How do you generally arrive at ideas for your paintings?

I take ideas from my child and my childhood. I am a mother myself, when I look at my child, I will change my childhood.

Young Artist in Garden
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What makes you happiest about your art?

I feel happy to be able to paint. Painting lightens my mood for the whole day. I will be very happy if my work can bring joy to someone and return them a little to childhood.

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Thanks, Elena!

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