FAUX FINISH ARTIST TRANSFORMS TALENT INTO SILK SENSATIONS
Faux painting, or the art of painting an object or surface to resemble wood, stone or other textures or materials, has long been considered one of the first disciplines within the decorative arts. From cave painting to the classical emergence of Trompe l’oeil murals, artists have found a way to re-create the look of natural elements.
Meg Seier Hood began her artistic career by flattering mother nature through her painterly imitation. From the adornment of furniture to the embellishment of living environments, through Meg’s brush and vision, she has designed entire interiors with the quick of her hand and the trick of an eye. Today, Meg continues to delight us with her incredible aesthetic through the transformation of her talent from faux finish to silk sensations. Through the use of her trained techniques, Meg makes beautiful architectural silk wall hangings and women’s scarves. These divine drapings add an elegance and sophistication to any decor – or outfit. Robin B Gallery talked to this multi-faceted faux finisher to find out more about what inspires her.
Meg is as delightful as the work that she creates.
RBG: Why did you decide to pursue ART as a profession?
MSH: It chose me.
RBG: Who are you most influenced by as an artist and as a person?
MSH: I take a pulse on all of my contemporaries in the Arts and Design worlds working now, and reflect back to other periods.
RBG: What motivates you?
MSH: I am into process. I love when whatever materials I am working with surprise me, challenge me, and give me an unexpected gift.
RBG: What’s your favorite color?
MSH: The blue family.
RBG: What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
MSH: To be able to continue supporting myself financially , so I can continue to do what brings me life and happiness.
RBG: What impact do you hope to achieve as an artist?
MSH: Impact? I feel that creativity and art is about being a stenographer of my experience growing side by side with culture. Laying down colors and designs that are being woven through everyday.
RBG: What is the most rewarding part of being an artist?
MSH: My reward comes from both internal and external. The labor to produce something that I find beautiful , and have it echoed by another is such the reward.
RBG: What advice would you give to a young artist?
MSH: Oh young artist, fresh out of Art School, my hope is that your teachers have helped to foster the pragmatic in you as well. I was jaded when I popped out , my eyes all misty and dreamy that my work would instantly be sold. I am glad to say when I talk to students today I feel that they are getting a reality base under them.
RBG: Who would you love to meet?
MSH: I would love to look over the shoulders of the Renaissance painters. To see them work, mix color.
RBG: Where would you love to live or travel?
MSH: Any landscape that includes big horizons and huge sky.
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