First written interview
This is my first interview and I am so excited I had to share. I hope you enjoy,
Please tell us a little about yourself and how art came into your life.
My name is Lorrie Jonas, I've been in the medical field since I started working. My last Job was an activities director for an assisted living center here in Utah. Working with the elderly and being a mother has brought me great happiness. It has helped me learn to value my time and what I decide to do with it. I've learned to stretch my creativity so I can allow my emotion to show while I am in the process of painting. I've been a loving wive and mother for 11 and half years. My children give me so much joy. I have always loved art and love anything I can create with my hands. Painting has been my happiness for many years, when I pick up a paint brush or even feel the paint in my hand the world just fades away and I become at peace. I create my own world and my emotion becomes the canvas I am working on. I came into art because it is in my blood, my grandfather was an artist, he painted wonderful oils that captured such serenity. I can just imagine the impact he could of made and did make with his art and his life. My father in law was on the top one hundred artist's list in Utah. I would say meeting so many creative people and having the desire, is why I am an artist.
What type of medium are you passionate about and why?
I am passionate for many mediums, but if I had to choose one I would say India Ink, I just love the way it looks on a Canvas and it can appear solid or transparent. Indian Ink is a great way to achieve layers in a art project. I would say every project I create will have some India In it. India Ink is permit and will not fade and the colors are made for writing with a feather pen or calligraphy pens where they are not to bold and blend nicely.
What inspires you and what are your future goals.
What inspires me is to create something that will last longer than me. To be remembered when I am gone and to leave my children something that they can look at and feel a little of my soul with them. My future goals are to sell my paintings and teach classes. I've always enjoyed people and love sharing my creativity. We are very fortunate to have the internet in our everyday lives, so we can reach beyond our home and neighborhoods to make an impact no matter how great or how small. Everyone need something to Love and every kind of personality out there has at least an appreciation for art.
Is there any type of art you would like to explore that you haven't?
I've tried making a lot of different art work, I can't say I have tried it all, but I have a passion for oil painting. I love the texture of the paint. I have painted a few oil paintings, but not as many as I would like, mainly because it is not easy and requires preparation and space. It is hard to do indoors, maybe if I had the proper space and time I would love to do it, but it is hard to fit into a busy schedule.