Monday, October 5, 2009

Interview with Suzanne of Pinn Studio

We're getting close to the drawing date for the Bluebottle raffle. On October 10th someone is going to win one of Suzanne's bird panels and it could be you! We interviewed Suzanne for the occasion.

What is your name and where are you located?

Suzanne from Vancouver, Canada.

How does where you live influence you as an artist?

Birds, pacific northwest and a bit of British influence which I adore. We have a Queen!

Did you attend art school? How do you think that affects your art?

Yes, I attended art school and for that time I was very focused doing full time art, thinking only about art. I had some great teachers and still am in contact with some of them. I went to art school in the earlyish 80's - how about that! I still take workshops and attend lectures whenever I can.

How long does each piece take?

I work in groups or series. Once I get an idea established I can knock off quite a few.

What is your dream project?

Big, huge work, and I would like to do the Queen. My inspiration comes from the Sex Pistols. It's been burning in my mind for a long, long time. Also nothing would make me happier than to see my kids book published.

What is on your playlist?

Amos Lee, Neil Young forever, John Prine, Sarah McLauchlan - canadian, and Scott Bacci- trumpet!

What are you reading?

Shamaram, The Good Earth, and The Corporation. I do book club with seniors.

What are you looking forward to this fall?

I love the fall. It's the best. September is my anniversary- married for 26 years! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah and going away for a week to the beach. It rains a lot here as you know and I love it. I love when the beaches are vacant and gray and I can walk the dogs by myself.

For a chance to win one of Suzanne's birds get a raffle ticket here

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