Featuring my own work Davs Art.
Tell us a bit about yourself:
Well, this is harder then I thought. I decided why not? I’m featuring a variety of artists and crafters why not do a feature on myself? And now I have to answer my own questions. Here we go. I’m Sarah, but my pen name is Davs. I’m a self taught artist. When I’m not taking care of my two boys ages 4 and 11, I’m painting, blogging, or fiddling around with my new iPhonography obsession. I’m engaged to a wonderful guy who makes lodge pole furniture in the summer and works with children with special needs in a school for the rest of the year.
I guess I always knew. I loved to draw and craft ever since I can remember. My dad is a professional window painter and artist and I used to go along with him and help paint windows when I was very little. Even as a teenager I would carry a drawing book and pencils in a backpack around with me everywhere and doodle when I could.
Do you have a favorite medium?
I thought I did, for years oil paints were my go to, and they’re still my favorite medium. But I have been experimenting with iPhonography: taking a photo and running it through a variety of apps on my iPad to come out with something artistic. It’s so much less mess then painting, which I really appreciate. But I think I’ll go back and forth.
What’s your favorite part of the art making process?
When I get lost in my work. It’s like going to paradise without leaving your home. At first it’s torture, and I struggle a lot with blank canvas, or now that I’m working with an iPad, figuring out what direction I want to go. But there comes a point when you dive in and it’s like being carried away to another planet for a while.
What inspires you to create?
The feeling of escape. Not to say I don’t love my life, but sometimes I just need a break. Making art puts me in a good mood.
What’s the most rewarding thing about sharing your art with the world?
It was scary at first, putting my stuff out there. But I found that I have really supportive friends and family that encouraged me to keep going. Eventually when I started making sales to people I didn’t know, it was exhilarating (still is) to know that someone somewhere out there connects with my work in some way. My art is hanging in homes all around the world, Australia, the UK, Finland, Canada and here in the US. I get a thrill thinking that out of all the artwork out there someone chose something of mine to include in their lives, it’s a big deal to me and it makes me smile.
Where can we find your work?
Where can we find you?
@Davenportant on Twitter
Davs Art on Facebook