Suzanne Carter is a mother of six, loving wife, and talented digital artist. Her style is quirky and abstract yet charming. See her whole exclusive interview with Kess below. You can also see her artwork at kessinhouse.com.
Kess InHouse : Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you get your start as an artist?
Suzanne Carter : I am a digital artist and designer. I love photoshop and taking old images and re-shaping them into something new. I bought an iMac about 6 years ago and put away my paint brushes and canvas’ for awhile. i hope to get them back out in another season. I am mum to 6 amazing kids from 25 down to 12 years old and I am married to my best friend, 28 years this year. We live down under in NZ
KIH : What is your first memory as an artist?
SC : Being a small girl and colouring in and loving to draw and paint, and somewhere in those years losing confidence that I could create. Burying it all until my late 30’s when I discovered I actually could be creative and enjoyed it.
KIH : What is your creative process?
SC : My creative process is pretty spontaneous I usually start with an image and just play around with it, adding more images and experimenting in photoshop. Cropping, rotating, and layering the image until I get the effect I want. It kind of evolves organically most of the time.
KIH : What is your favorite part of the creative process?
SC : Getting past the ugh stage, the part of the process where it just looks bad and doesn’t feel redeemable. Once I get past that, its great!
KIH : What common threads do you find show up in your artwork?
SC : I love space and nebulas and they often find their way into my work. Vintage elements often show up, as I love to repurpose old images and make them into something new.
KIH : What is your favorite piece? How did you develop the composition?
SC : A current piece I love is called Larry & Fred, it is just a fun and slightly strange artwork of two giraffes in space.
KIH : What is your work space like?
SC : Minimal and messy all at the same time. Most of my work is done at my iMac in just a small corner of our busy living area. With 6 kids and all of their friends our house is like Grand Central Railway Station! One day I dream of having my own space!
KIH : What inspires you?
SC : I am inspired by my faith in God, my husband and my children and by the beauty of creation. I am inspired by men and women who live courageous and brave lives.
KIH : What artists inspire you to create your artwork?
SC : I love so many genres of art, but especially digital artists like Katrin Weltz-Stein. I love traditional artists like Monet.
KIH : What are your top 5 favorite products offered by Kess Inhouse for your artwork?
KIH : Would you recommend Kess Inhouse to other artists?
SC : Totally! I have already recommended Kess to other artists and helped 2 artist friends with the application process and I am so happy that their work is now featured on Kess Inhouse.
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