2014 Artist Interview Series
Linus Galleries, a fine art, media art, and art collector gallery, presents our seventh interview. The Artist Interview Series is a new blog featuring Linus artists from a variety of different practices and backgrounds. The blog aims to be an enjoyable read, sharing insight into the artist’s creative process and workspace, as well as their view of the world around us. This week we feature Doug Sandelin and his lively, incredible layered portraits.
1) Please tell us your name, artistic practice of choice, and location in the world. I’m Doug Sandelin, I live in Livermore, CA near San Fransico and my art of choice is watercolor. Our cats are Little Bitch and Big Fat.
2) Did your formally study art or would you say that you are self-taught? I am primarily a self taught artist. I did take a couple of night classes at the community college .
3) Your paintings are very vivid in form and color. Doug, what’s your favorite color? Green. 4) What is the primary subject or focus of your work? At first one could see my work as figurative art however I feel its more about behavior. 5) What is difficult for you about your chosen medium? I feel that it is a means to an end, One art collector looking at my work told me he only collected oil paintings so that would make him more of a medium collector than an art collector. I dont like the separations of different mediums so that is why I try to avoid watercolor only shows. 6) Can you tell us about special skills or party tricks you can do, unrelated to your art making? I have the ability to catch a bullet once! 7) Choose one to best describe you: Forest, Field, Beach, Desert, or City? City. 8) What do you listen to while you are in your studio? I primarily listen to prog rock or metal, Dreamtheater, Opeth, Ayreon.
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