We are constantly inspired by art, old and new. In this blog post, we are putting a spotlight on alcohol ink and mixed media artist, Emily McSevich. She tells us all about what inspires her to create her beautiful pieces and gives a little advice on how to get in touch with your own creative side.
Can you tell us a little about yourself and how you got started in fine art?
I grew up in Cornwall which I think gave me my love of the sea. A lot of my inspiration comes from the coastline, all the depth and texture of the water and rocks give me endless ideas for new artworks. I first started painting with watercolours about 7 years ago, then moved onto alcohol inks a couple of years ago where I really found a style that suited me.
What inspires you to create?
I like to spend as much time outdoors as possible for inspiration. I still live near the sea now so I can run down there anytime I’m in need of inspiration. I also find that my colour palette choices tend to change with the seasons, so I feel inspired by my changing surroundings a lot.
My advice to anyone looking for a creative outlet would be to try lots of different mediums until one clicks. Then practice and persevere but remember to always have fun with it!
What is your favourite thing to paint?
My favourite thing to paint would have to be abstract oceans. My first collection was based on Cornish Coves. Painted in soft, calm tones. At the moment I’ve been working on more chaotic, deeper ocean pieces.
Tell us a little more about what you do when you’re not painting? Is there anything else you do to help you relax?
When I’m not painting, I like to spend time with my family, I have two daughters and our favourite thing to do is explore National Trust sites. I love English gardens and find so much inspiration in how they change depending on the time of year.
Where is the best place for people to look for your work?
My favourite way to connect with people on Instagram. I’m active on there a lot as I find it an amazing platform to meet other artists, brands and customers so come and say hi if you get the chance! I also have a website www.emilymcsevichart.com where I list my non-commission based work.