Artist in the Spotlight
Updated: Feb 2
A warm hello to anyone reading this and we hope you are safe and well. Welcome back to another feature on the blog, this time interviewing the wonderful Roma Mountjoy. I'm sure if you have visited our Gallery you will be familiar with Roma's amazing paintings, unframed canvases and wooden keyholders and sculptures and mixed media. I really enjoyed getting to hear a little more about Roma's artistic inspirations and ideas, and I hope that you do too.
Q. From what/whom do you draw your artistic inspiration?
A. Living in the Cornish countryside while growing up was such an inspiration for my landscapes; for example surrounding of cottages, harbour scenes and seascapes.
Q. What motivates you to get up in the morning?
A. I simply love to wake up in the morning wondering what I can paint today!
Q. How would you describe your artistic style in three words?
A. Impressionist, naïve and abstract.
Q. How have you been creatively passing time during the pandemic crisis?
A. Thankfully, passing the time in the pandemic has not affected my creativity. In fact, painting has been a great distractor.
Q. Did you always want to be an artist?
A. I have always painted and created as far back as I can remember.
Q. What is something that you enjoy getting up to in your spare time, outside of art?
A. I love walking in the countryside, being in nature, visiting places of interest, and I love to spend time with my family.
Q. What advice would you give to any aspiring artists out there reading this?
A. Go for it! create something every day even if it's just a small drawing, also look at other artists work for inspiration but develop your own unique style.
Q. Do you have a favourite artist/piece of art?
A. My favourite artists include Turner, Fred Cummings and Lisa Nooris.
Q. Do you have anything exciting in the works that you are enjoying/looking forward to sharing?
A. I am excited to be working on more Welsh Valley scenes, seascapes and larger abstracts.
Well it's safe to say that I am also very excited to see Roma's new works, especially the larger abstracts! I hope that you enjoyed the interview as much as I did. (I especially loved the advice that Roma has given to any aspiring artists or creators out there, what a lovely and calming sentiment.) Thank you so much to Roma for taking part in the blog interview, and to all of you reading! Stay safe, don't hesitate to get in touch or leave a comment and I'll see you for the next one.
Lowri and the QSG team.