Let me present to you an interview with the wonderful Kelly Hoernig! Be sure to read all the way to the end so you can enter Kelly’s awesome GIVEAWAY!
Tell us in one sentence what it is you do?
I am a full time artist who finds creativity in art, writing, photography and living.
What is your favourite colour palette?
I love earth tones with a touch of green added in. Think of a woodland floor full of fall leaves, twigs, dirt and moss, that would be my palette.
What is your (current) favourite art supply?
At the moment I am loving stencils. They are just such a fun and easy way to add texture and interest without a lot of work. Not to mention the huge variety they offer is incredible.
Nature is an important part of your work. How do you connect with nature and incorporate it into your work?
I live in the country on 10 acres and am surrounded by the look, sound and feel of it. I don’t necessarily go out of my way to incorporate it, it just shows up in everything. If I am doing mixed media, I like old postage stamps and most of them have birds, butterflies, insects or are full of earth tones. When looking for something to add, a twig, leaf or piece of bark may find its way into the composition. Butterflies are a great way to add color and variety to my work so a field guide is always close by. I guess you can say I do what I am and that is surrounded by Mother Nature.
What new exciting thing is coming next in the world of Kelly Hoernig?
My latest book Colored Pencil Collage by Northlight is due out in August. It celebrates my love of mixed media texture with the main component being done in colored pencil.
I am also working on a Steampunk Tunnel Book e-course for September. It will be done in acrylics, colored pencil, pen and ink.
Where can we find you online?
Here are some examples of Kelly’s style of art
Kelly is giving away a copy of her latest book titled Colored Pencil Collage! It looks absolutely gorgeous and is sure to help you add that wonderful ethereal nature-y quality to your paintings and art journal pages. To enter the giveaway please leave a comment for Kelly below this post.
The winner will be contacted by email (so please ensure you use a valid email address) and will have to supply their snail mail address to Kelly to claim their prize.
On 1 October Effy Wild’s new course Radiant: Art Journals launches to the world! It will be a veritable mixed media art journaling buffet of lessons served up by 14 guest teachers plus Effy herself! I’m proud to be among the inspiring line-up of teachers and here on my blog I’ve lined up interviews with all the teachers for you to get to know them a bit better! If you’d like to join us creating wonderful art journal spreads, you can still sign up.