Interview with Nolwenn Petitbois – Radiant Art Journals Teacher Interviews

Let me present to you an interview with the wonderful Nolwenn Petitbois!

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Tell us in one sentence what it is you do?

Can it be a long sentence *wink* ? I unfold true and not-always-so-true stories via textured mixed media paintings that usually see characters emerge but not necessarily.

What is your favourite colour palette?

I approach color palette like my food: my favorites come and go but I have a few that always stick around one way or another. And something you might not know about me is that I am a very obsessive artist, once I have found something that works for me, I will use and abuse it over and over again. Right now, I am obsessed with Dick Blick’s Payne’s Gray. Hard to believe but it is like no other Payne’s Gray I have used until now, darker and deeper to the point of almost black. I love it with bright colors like fluorescent pink and with paler one like Titan Buff. But I might tell you something different tomorrow. At the moment, I am also obsessed with the sky and the earth, so raw umber with teal and a bit of white makes me feel like I am in Heaven.

What is your (current) favourite art supply?

Oil pastels. I LOOOOVE art supplies though and as a Mixed Media artist used to use that as an excuse to hoard them. I recently got rid of a ton of it, and set some aside for my daughters to play with, because I noticed that I do not need that much, I guess it comes with a new confidence in the way I use the supplies I love. So yes, currently my favorite are my NeoPastels from Caran d’Ache.

Talk to me about texture! What does texture mean to you?

To me, texture is an unexpected way to add a new level to my visual stories. It is about the depth that makes all the difference when used with acrylic paints and other media. I love when I can close my eyes and caress a painting to see how it fits with what is going on when I do open my eyes.

What new exciting thing is coming next in the world of Nolwenn Petitbois?

I have almost finished preparing for my next solo online class, titled Texture Tales. I am beyond excited about it and can’t wait to launch it soon.

I am also very excited to be amongst other talented artists like Iris, gathered around Effy extraordinaire, in Radiant Faces 2.

I just started a new creative thing called The 100day challenge because I needed something creative to stretch my practice, so it will be an Abstraction Exploration, as I call it. Doing this just for me and sharing via Instagram and probably on my blog regularly. Should be fun !

Where can we find you online?

I am a bit everywhere but there are four places you will see me more (and I hope to connect with you !):

My blog: http://inner-voices.net
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nolwennp
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/InnerVoices.net
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/nolwennbc

Here are some examples of Nolwenn’s wonderfully textured and emotive style of art

Tashi | Nolwenn Petitbois | inner-voices.net

Niamh | Nolwenn Petitbois | inner-voices.net

Untitled | Nolwenn Petitbois | inner-voices.net

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.

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