Immerse Yourself In Abstract Landscapes: An Interview with Karen Moehr
We have the great pleasure of featuring this interview with abstract and intuitive painter Karen Moehr. She creates beautiful, highly textured paintings and she is particular skilled with using color. Dive into her world of abstract landscapes!
SG: Where do you get your inspiration from?
KM: A lot of my inspiration comes from nature. Sometimes it’s a sunset or the landscape and sometimes it’s an abstract pattern rusty water makes on a metal pipe! It’s usually something that catches my eye and I think about how to convey that on canvas.
SG: What are you working on at the moment?
KM: Right now I’m into mixed media combining various textures with acrylics and inks. I really like the finished effect this combination is giving. I’m also working with various texture patterns on my abstract. I love texture and I often incorporate it into my art.
SG: Is there a specific theme or concept you keep in all of your work or does it change with each series?
KM: Each series is unique, but I think I always have a “softer” edge than many abstracts. I particularly love watercolor effects, although I prefer working with acrylics or oils. I like to try to get a washy effect in lots of my paintings.
SG: If you could own one work of art what would it be?
KM: Likely a Pollack or possibly a Monet. I fell in love with impressionism and modern/postmodern art at an early age and it hasn’t changed! I really like the later Turner’s, too.
SG: What do you want your viewers to take away from your work?
KM: I prefer to be an artist where someone looks at my work and it makes them feel good. I don’t really care about causing a stir of controversy as some artists are so good at doing. I’m happy if someone just says “I love your work and the colors you use.” That makes me happy.
SG: What advice would you give somebody who has just started their artistic career?
Be prepared to market, market, market. It’s not enough to just create, you must continually work to not only enhance your skills but market your work and build your brand. It’s a process, but then any good business is a process of continued growth. You may never set the art world on fire, but if you keep at it, you’ll likely find a nice market who appreciates you and your art.