Today I’m featuring another watercolor artist with the etsy shop called dimdi. I’m always drawn to watercolor paintings because of their ethereal feel. I love the blurry lines and the way watercolor paintings lend themselves perfectly to capturing furry animals. When I first wrote this post, I was just going to feature some of the artwork, but then I decided to find out some more about the artist. Her name is Irene, and she lives in Italy. I’ve gotten together ten questions to ask, that I plan on asking all of the future artists that I interview. So here we go!
1. Tell us a little about your background. [where you’re from, how you got started, how you got to where you are today, etc.]
I’m Irene and I’m a full-time artist. I’m 28 years old. I live together my wonderful husband in a lovely land of the Centre-Italy named Molise where I was born. Since I was a child my biggest passion is the art. After I graduated from high school with a specialization in art, I enrolled in “Industrial design” course at I’Istituto Europeo di design (IED) in Rome. I lived three wonderful years in Rome, but I needed to stay near to the nature, the animals….and so I decided to go back in my land where I found the inspiration for my art. I want to tell stories through my animals simply with a look, a moment…today, I have realized my dream and I’m very very happy!
2. When you’re not creating, how do you fill your days?
3. Chocolate or vanilla?
4. What keeps you inspired to continue to create?
The nature in all its aspects.
5. Where is your favorite place to travel? [vacation, or on a daily basis]
I have a place near my house where I go every day for jogging or a walk where I see my mountains, my fields and I think it is my favorite place and where there is just the nature and I…it seems infinity! When there is the fog, it seems heavenly!
6. Do you have a designated studio? If so, what is your favorite part of it?
I have a room-studio where I create….this is the favorite place…this is my little world, where I stay with myself and my little animals!
7. What is your number one cure for artist’s block?
8. If you had to describe your creative style in three words — which three would you choose?
So now that we know some things about her, let’s see some of her artwork.
You can even get a custom portrait of your pet! There are 119 items in her shop of all different animals from frogs to dogs. I love the style of her paintings and the feelings they evoke. I especially love the smiley squirrel and the expression of the last dog. She even features the extinct blue footed booby! Love it! Be sure to check out her shop to check out a lot of different artwork!