Interview with Figurative Painter Julia Trops
by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt
|Nude Figurative Art by Julia Trops|
SchulmanArt: What gave you the courage to pursue a career as an artist full time?
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SchulmanArt: What has been your most exciting moment as an artist?
|Julia Trops at work in her studio|
I try to go to my studio each day, or I do my reading, some kind, writing in the blog, or journal. It is still structured, but less formally. I am enjoying the freedom. Rituals in the studio include “nesting” before a big project starts – often I won’t know a project is coming until this happens, and when I realize it, it is quite exciting! Before beginning to paint or draw, I line up my colours and my brushes, (or drawing tools) inspect them all, make sure the bristols are soft and pliable. Much time, I do not listen to any music. I enjoy the silence.
|Female Nude by Julia Trops|
SchulmanArt: What are some of projects do you have going on now?
JT: I manage my website, along with Livessence, a life drawing group, and the Okanagan Erotic Art Show as well as the facebook pages. I’m getting ready to go through portfolios for the Ex Nihilo Vineyards new art gallery called Creatio – I am their art gallery director. (More information on the Erotic Art Show Call to Artists is online and on facebook. I’m learning Italian to be able to function in Italy for June, as I am doing a month long residency there. I’m reading and learning about the female in society, matriarch vs patriarch, myths and stories, archetypes, super-consciousness.
Julia Trops work can also be seen at Gallery Odin.
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