We had the good fortune of connecting with Adrienne Edwards and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adrienne, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I chose to pursue a creative career because it just felt natural. In the past I pushed my self in the opposite direction just because it seemed like the more excepted thing to do, but no matter what I did my urge to be creative would just nag at me. I think in pursuing a creative career I’ve learned to move past fear, and understand that not every one will get my vision, and that’s totally ok. I’ve learned It really takes you to trust yourself, and have faith in your craft. In learning this I’ve fallen even more in love with the creative path, because not only does it provide the satisfaction of being true to who I am, but also the freedom of creating without fear.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I would describe my art as “comfort food” for your eyes lol. I like to create pieces that people can connect to, and feel, all while being fun, and lively. Wether it be a piece where I highlight an emotion or something that reminds you of a good time or a piece that represents something from your childhood or where you’re from. To date I’d say what I’m happiest about is creating www.studioon33rd.com. It was a lot of work getting it all together, because as a creative I feel like my head can be everywhere at times. I was patient with myself, and took my time to not only create a place where people can easily purchase art, and create a vibe in their space, but also a place where I have freedom to create outside of the box.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My favorite places in the city would have to be the beach hands down, I think so many ideas and clarity come from sitting by the ocean. I also think taking a walk down melrose is a must, and the inspiration at MOCA art museum is unmatched.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout would definitely be to my father who was an all around artist, Painter, poet, musician you name it. Watching him fearlessly create has definitely attributed to my development, and growth as an artist.
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