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Interview with Amy Huddleston




a) Amy Huddleston




a) Kenmore, Washington USA


q)Contact info.?


a) huddlestonstudio@yahoo.com

q)How did you get started making art?


a)When I was a kid someone told me I was good at it and I believed them, so I never stopped. I guess it's their fault.


q)How would you describe your art?


a)I generally try not too.

q)Where do you get the inspiration for your art?


a)From strong emotions; sadness, fears, sometimes mixed up with humor, sometimes not.

q)What other artists inspire you? 


a)I used to have specific artists that inspired me.  not anymore. Now everyone who makes stuff and recognizes the importance of it, especially in the world we live in today, inspires me.


q)Where can someone purchase your works? 


a)From a few galleries in Seattle or directly from me via my website or studio


q)What is your main medium of choice? 


a)Acrylic. I love to work fast and often use lots of layers, oil is just too slow.


q)What are you working on now?


a)I just bought a used kiln and I am reading about clay and kilns. I did a lot of handbuilt figures 20 years ago, before I became a painter, and want to try it out again.  I never fired the kiln myself (grad students did most of that), so that will be a real challenge.  


q)What advice could you give to someone who wants to
be an artist?


a)Follow your gut. Enjoy it. Be yourself


q) What are you doing when you are not creating art?


a) The same things most people do. enjoy my family, work at a job, read books, see movies, take walks and so on. 

q) What does music, in its entirety, mean to you?


a) It enhances life


q) What does art, in its entirety, mean to you?


a)It’s been a constant in my life.  I'm never let down by art, either in the making or viewing of it and most always uplifted by it. 



q) Are there some web sites that You would like to recomend? Artists, art communities, xxx,...!?


a) flickr, I just love that place, so many fantastic people there doing there thing, living thier lives, it's inspiring.