We had the good fortune of connecting with Jasmine G and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jasmine, what’s one piece of conventional advice that you disagree with?
As an expressive artist, I disagree with the opinions of others when it comes to how I should create something. No matter what, I will always follow my own ideas, opinions, and thoughts at the end of the day. Taking advice from others can delay the creative process because it’s not what I want to do. So sticking to my own creative process I tend to produce my best work. I feel as though listening to someone else’s ideas on how I should create something removes my signature.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am an expressive artist. My art is music without words. When I paint I feel like I’m the producer creating a line of instrumental music. The feelings I feel are expressed through each and every piece I create. As an expressive artist, my work has rhythm and range just like in the beats of a song. Emotions are expressed through color, drips, and strokes just like the lyrics in a song. Also like a producer, I work late at night. I call it Creative Hours. My imagination gets inspired by a variety of instrumental music. I have an eccentric music style so one day I could be all about Miles Davis or Kendrick Lamar and the next I’m rocking out to the Beatles. When I began painting my strokes and drips become a labyrinth of melodies that submerge from the music in my background. I step into a new universe. A world where anything goes. My thoughts are boundless and the only way I can communicate is through color and strokes. It’s in that moment where time is not real and I am limitless.
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?
Living in Los Angeles, the first place I would take my best friend that is visiting is to Marina Del Rey beach. But before we hang out we would stop at my favorite local Mexican spot called Baja Cantina located right on the corner before you hit the sand. They serve the best fajita quesadillas and the best margaritas in the area. Later we would explore downtown, Los Angeles. Santee Alley has some of the best art stops where they could see the work of local artist and their murals. Also, the water grill serves the best oysters in the city. We would travel on the Hollywood tours, check out a bunch of day parties, I am a foodie and I love to grill. So during the week, we would squeeze in some pool time and I am an excellent cook so I would BBQ for them and invite more of our friends over. I would show them around Hollywood, Topanga canyon scenic views, Explore Old Town Pasadena for some real shopping, and Long Beach for a cool boat tour. I would usually take a boat tour once every few months so introducing a friend to the tours would be exciting.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
L’Angelique. Thank you for being my number one supporter. You have been a mentor, a coach, and my motivation to keep pushing and never give up on my dreams. Seeing how you prosper in your own business keeps me going. Thank You
Art by Jasmine G. I own all the rights to my photos. all photos are taken by me. All artwork is my own work that I created.