IMG_42262. Vanessa Beard
May 2014
14” x 17”
Ink and watercolor

Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Vanessa and I like to draw things I like with ink and color them in with watercolors.

When did you first start making art?
Well I think I learned to draw as a kid by drawing Princess Jasmine hundreds of times.

When you think of the word riot what comes to mind?
Detroit cause that’s what we’re known for. Also hot feminists who leave their mark on society.

What drew inspiration for the artwork for this show?
I was sitting around last spring really anticipating summertime. Most of the items in the picture were things I was looking forward to in summer.

What are some artists or musicians that you admire?IMG_3712
local artists: Matt Z is always fresh and fun. T Bone’s got an awesome brain and a sick paint stain. oh yea James Noellert drawings melt my heart. Lily Baughn, Kara Meister, Andrea Morici, Regina Pruss… those ladies have magical ways
local musicians: everyone involved in Seraphine Collective rules and right now Alex Glendening of Deadbeat Beat is my favorite local music genius.
all time artists: I like a lot of traditional arts &crafts- stuff that takes tons of time, skill and has lots of meaning. all time musicians: donovan and nancy sinatra will always be there for me.