'World Famous on ArterNet Art' - Linda Lieffers - is our Featured Guest Artist
Today we're talking to the effervescent artist Linda Lieffers on
The culture of our company here at ArterNet Art - ANA, is to put a human face to all our members and guest artists. Part of our approach is to give our artist members the opportunity to meet recognised artists - to learn more about how they became the well-known artist we see today.
So without further ado: Linda, Can you give our readers an idea of your route to becoming an artist?Linda: I have always loved being creative and from a young age I was always dabbling with crayons, paints and clay. The only class I ever faithfully attended in high school was art so that tells you something. In 2018 I was feeling burned out from flipping houses and decided to take a year off and try my hand at painting. All I did was paint, eat and sleep and relentlessly tried different techniques. I also studied the paintings of Hessam, an Iranian artist who I deeply admire for his amazing use of vibrant colors.
Well, the rest is history as I embarked on this new journey of ART!
|'Dances at Sunset' 30" x 48" - with little Stewie|
ArterNet Art: Have you had to overcome any difficulties or major hurdles on your journey to becoming the successful, established artist we see today?
Linda: I found the biggest hurdle to overcome has been rejection at the beginning.
ArterNet Art: What was it about the medium you've chosen that attracted you?
Linda: I start all my abstract pieces first with a quick composition of acrylic paint and then move onto oil. I find that oil paint creates a much more vibrant and bold jolt of color. Intense color is what I strive for in my paintings.
ArterNet Art: Do you have a daily routine? Has it always been this way and can you tell our readers how it looks.
Linda: I start each day quite early and I am usually up and at it by 5:30 a.m.
ArterNet Art: Can you share some techniques and insights into your process from conception to creation
Linda: Before approaching a new artwork I get ideas in my mind and actually see colors. I am not sure how this happens, but I just roll with these initial thoughts and away I go.
|At Work in the Studio|
|Work in progress|
Linda: Great question...I started off rather weak and not really knowing what my style was.
Linda: Living here in Mexico is truly an inspiration everyday waking up to all the amazing colors this country beholds.
ArterNet Art: Sounds awesome! What has been your favourite or most memorable art sale?
Linda: I would have to say getting my artwork into a prominent New York city gallery has been my best achievement to date.
Linda: Lucky for me Covid did not present a challenge to my art business as I have a home studio plus so much of my art is sold internationally online. I felt nothing changed for me.
ArterNet Art: Do you have any hobbies, sports or interests other than art?
Linda: Of course interior design always interests me and I love flea market shopping. I am a very good cook and such a lover of animals.
Linda: My goals are always backed by my passion. Whatever brings me much happiness usually ends up being profitable.
ArterNet Art: Going back to when you first started out and knowing what you know now, what would you do differently and what advice would you give to an aspiring new artist?
Linda: I wouldn't change a thing, even all the "No's" I heard at the start, as I don't think I was ready yet.
After building up some worthy artwork I felt comfortable with showing I decided it was my time to approach local stores as well as local and international interior designers.
|Summer Rays 50” W x 59” L Oil|
ArterNet Art: That's great advise Linda, also for our new artists, can you share some tips on how you marketed yourself, when you first started out. What are two or three things you tried that worked amazingly well?
Linda: I suggest starting local and reaching out to people close by with the product you have to offer.
Stay focused and determined and your dreams can become a reality.
ArterNet Art: Do you have any quotes you live by or practice?
Linda: Doing What you love is freedom, Loving what you do is happiness!
And the last word from Stewie-
No - not available for comment!
Thanks Linda, it was great to get a taste of life in Mexico.
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