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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Our First 2013 Studio Tour Featured Artist

As a fun addition to our new blog 'Art on the Hill' we gave each artist who has been accepted into the Studio Tour this year a series of questions to answer.

Our first Featured 2013 Studio Tour Artist is Anita Baird. Thank you Anita for taking the time to answer our questions and getting your answers back to us so promptly.

Contact (phone or e mail) 

Where were you born? 

Toronto, East York

If you could have an art related vacation anywhere in the world where would you go and why? 
Italy , for its  diverse looks of each region.
What’s your favourite thing to create and why?
Wildlife because I have devoted most of my life for animals

 How did you get your start in the world of art?
Just watching my dad creating sets for CBC  and my mom always on the road as a concert pianist.

Do you have go-to paints/colors that you love to use in your art work?
I made up a swatch card of all my paint...I seem to lean towards the brown shades.
Who has been your biggest inspiration as an artist? 
Mr Tom Beckett(Bob Batemans’s prior agent)
He gave me the confidence to work harder and get me good contacts

What have been some of your crowning achievements?
Being listed in the Canadian  National Gallery of Art  as Steinmiller “and” Baird
Being asked to participate in Sotherby’s Gala Show and Auction at the ROM.
Having 9 limited edition prints by Millpond Press and selling out
Canadian Wildlife Federation...having 5 images chosen for  Christmas cards

If you could have three wishes as an artist, what would they be?
1. A lot more time to work.
2. The economy improving so all artists could succeed.
3. Remembering to sketch each new idea down right away before forgetting
What is the best advice that you have received as an artist?

I asked Bob Bateman how he felt about copies of his work  being put on serving trays, cups,....etc.? He said that “copying is the best form of flattery”.

What colour best describes your personality?, playful , comical, likes to work outside the box.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed looking at your website. Thanks for the answers to the questions... A really enjoyable read