Where ART Lives Magazine Volume 2 Number 6 - Page 82

Jackie Impey September 2016 What is your first memory of creating art? At my family lake cottage as a young girl... digging clay from the earth and creating precious bowls, sculptures and animals. The treasures would be baked on an open campfire. Do you have a favorite artist that you admire or that inspires you? I think Claire Desjardins (Quebec, Canada) is a fantastic abstract artist. Do you have a favorite piece that you have created? What makes it special to you? I get emotionally attached to most of my pieces as they are all created from some emotion or personal experience. What do you listen to when you paint? Anything happy like Jack Johnson or Maroon Five or anything from the 80’s. What tool in your studio could you not live without? My fingers! Do you have a favorite subject matter? I am enjoying abstracts right now. I also love to paint bicycles. What is your preferred medium? Acrylic, so versatile. You can mix it with mediums to make it opaque or transparent. It can look like watercolor sometimes. It’s quick drying and forgiving as well. 82 jackieimpeyartist.com