Marika Sinclaire Art

Born in: 1989, Sweden

Lives in: Munka Ljungby, Sweden

Media: Painting

Describe your work in 3 words: Hopefully Inspiring & Beautiful

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Small, Great Trust - Acrylic 30 x 40 cm

"Mistakes aren't failures, they are teaching moments. Create, learn, always aspire to become better and the key to improvement is to stay humble."

What themes does your work involve?
Realistic animal and wildlife, nature, portraits and commissions.
Describe your creative process.
I start off with an idea of what I want to paint and begin to work on the design, (choosing subject, background, colours, size...). A lot of the time it turns out completely different than my idea, which can be quite exciting, I don't exactly know what's going to be revealed on the canvas until it's finished.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
Other artists and amazing art are a great inspiration for me. When I feel unmotivated I go on Youtube and watch other artists paint and that really helps me to get back to the easel again, and you can learn so much from others as well. I make art because I need to, it makes me happy. If I haven't painted for a long time I tend to get unhappy and rather depressed.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
I think good art should be inspiring, interesting as well as beautiful to look at. It should grab your attention and draw your eyes. For me, who focuses on realism, it's important to not just create a beautiful picture, but also to imbue life, depth and emotion into it.
What is the role of the artist today?
I love to create, and I think most people can benefit from creating something. I think there are many roles of artists today and one could be to bring back uniqueness and individuality. Almost everything around us is manufactured in duplicates, even people are supposed to "fit in to the mold". Art created by the hands of a person can be as unique as the person who created it.

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