For the final week of interviewing Emily Holmes, we ask her advice for other artists and her plans for the future. What is your advice for other artists? Find something you’re passionate about. Period. What are some future plans for your artwork? I plan on someday owning my own art gallery full of my […]
This week, Emily dives into more detail on her artwork! The first piece of mine is a rainbow-colored, lemon-shaped head. I drew it using colored pencils and fine point markers. The drippy element was a last minute addition. The second piece is a colorful portrait with a large flower in the mouth, and thorny vines […]
For this month’s process piece, we’re interviewing Emily Holmes. Throughout the month, Emily will be describing her artwork and answering a few questions on her styles, mediums, inspirations and more! Artist Statement My name is Emily Holmes, and this is my fifth semester at UW-Parkside. My major is in art with a concentration in […]
Plans for the future?
In the not-so-distant future, I plan on traveling and making plenty of art while I still have the free time to do so. I want to experiment more with new mediums, particularly with collage and pottery during my summer vacation; hopefully pick up some new skills that I can apply to the classroom in some way.
I will be student-teaching and graduating around this time next year if everything goes according to plan! Beyond that, I plan on teaching in Kenosha for a couple of years, not as an art teacher, but as a teacher who integrates art in the classroom to increase engagement and learning.
Recommendations for other artists?
My most sincere recommendation for other artists is to try out a new medium, especially if you’re experiencing any form of art block. Experimenting with different styles and tools helped me to create more art this semester than the rest of my college experience combined. Getting into painting pottery was really freeing; since it wasn’t my usual medium for creating art, I didn’t feel the pressure to be amazing at it. Making art can be frustrating when things don’t turn out how you intended, so it’s important to rediscover how fun art can be without expectations. It’s okay to just make things because you want to and not care about the little mistakes and mishaps sometimes.
Here is the first look at Emily’s children’s book, ABC All About Me.