Posts Tagged ‘Painter’

Interview with Julie Mancia – Artist from Southern California, USA

Julie ManciaJulie Mancia is an artist based in Southern California. Her artwork is inspired by her favorite movies and her emotions at a particular moment in time. You can connect with Julie on Facebook to learn more about her and to purchase her art.

View Julie’s art portfolio or see it after the interview below

ExtraImaginary: Julie, could you please give us a little background about yourself and your art?

Julie Mancia: I’m Julie Mancia. I’m 28 years old. I was born and raised in Southern California. I went to Occidental college and have a BA in Psychology. In addition, I received a minor in Studio art. My focus initially was on print making. After I graduated from Occidental, I got a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. With a full time job and full time school, I found it difficult to incorporate art into my life. It was about two years ago with the encouragement and support of my boyfriend that I began to pick up art once again…. This time I decided to explore the world of painting. I just love it! I paint with oil on canvas and every painting is done in one sitting. A unique thing about my painting style is that I paint while watching my favorite movies playing in the background. I am a huge Disney fan, which you may have noticed inspired most of my current artwork. I’ve done a series of about 15 canvases and it has been a wonderful experience. I’ve just had my first showing about a month ago. I am stepping out there and putting my art out for others to enjoy and see.

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Interview with Julia Rauda – Artist from Los Angeles, CA, USA

Julia Rauda - Artist in Los AngelesJulia Rauda is an artist living in Los Angeles. She describes her artwork as a way of sharing stories, emotions, thoughts, feelings, and memories. You can connect with Julia on Facebook as well as through her website to find out more about her and to purchase her art.

You can view Julia’s Art Portfolio or see her work after the interview below.

ExtraImaginary: Please give us a background of yourself and your journey as an artist.

Julia Rauda: I am a 28 year old woman living in the city of Los Angeles. My parents made me in El Salvador and I was born in LA. I come from a big family filled of love and opinions. I grew up around all kinds of energy and noise making it hard to hear myself. It took me some time to realize how much I love to paint. As a young girl I was easily intimidated and lazy, now I am ready to fall more in love with the experience of painting.

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Interview with Peter Ngugi – Artist from Nairobi, Kenya

Peter NgugiPeter Ngugi is an artist based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is a self taught artist painting for the last 14 years. He has previously exhibited his art and lectured at the University of Kentucky in the United States.

You can visit Peter’s website to find out more about him and to purchase his artwork.


View Peter Ngugi’s portfolio. You can also view his artwork after the interview below.


ExtraImaginary: We have Peter Ngugi with us today – an artist from Nairobi, Kenya. Peter can you tell us a little about yourself and your art?

Peter Ngugi: My name is Peter Ngugi. I am 31 years old and I’ve been painting for the last 14 years. My work is mainly oil on canvas and I have kept my work totally experimental. That means I keep trying different things at different times. Currently I am working with animals and I am experimenting with transparency. The last show I held was here at RaMoMa last year in December 2009.

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Interview with Mosoti Kepha – Visual Artist from Nairobi, Kenya

Mosoti Kepha - Visual Artist - Nairobi, KenyaMosoti Kepha was born in Nyamira District, Kisii, Kenya. He went to school in Kitale, Kenya and majored in Drawing and Painting and also Fine Art at the Buru Buru Institute of Fine Arts in Nairobi, Kenya. Mosoti is a painter as well as sculptor. His sculptures are made of wood, metal and tin and are inspired by expressions of humans figures and facial personalities. His paintings are semiabstract inspired by mother nature.

You can connect with Mosoti on Facebook or email him for further information or to purchase his art.


View Mosoti Kepha’s portfolio. You can also view his artwork after the interview below.


ExtraImaginary: Mosoti, can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background in art?

Mosoti Kepha: Actually I’ve been interested in art since I was a young boy – thirteen years old in primary school … that was in 1993. That’s when I noticed that I’m good at figure drawing, nature drawing and landscapes. So my primary teacher noticed that I had that talent and she encouraged me to go on with it. So in 1996 when I joined high school, I was lucky to take art as a subject that is drawing and painting and fine art in general. I did it for four years until 1999 when I finished high school. My high school teacher also noticed that I am a briliant artist and I can do better If I took my talent more seriously. So when I finished high school, I joined Buru Buru Institute of Fine Arts. That was in 2000 until 2003. After college, I decided to take art as my professional career and in 2005 that is when I joined the art scene officialy. Actually it is a good thing and I’m glad I chose that.

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