We’re excited to introduce you to Maryland abstract artist ‘Art By Dina D’. Dina is an Etsy star seller and recently won the Etsy design awards. Check out the interview below to get to know Dina and see more of their artwork.
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Upper Marlboro, MD Artist Dina D
What’s the main inspiration for your art?
Emotion.. Allowing myself to capture how I feel; freeze a moment – “documenting the feeling at that time” in paint strokes… The experience is dreamy! It creates stories… and, of course, my loving Mom (Rest in Heavenly Peace).
What is the biggest goal you try to achieve with your art?
I have a goal to speak to folks in my paint language. I always try to relate how I’m feeling in these paintings and wonder if folks can feel it too! I’m talking with no words, zero sound. lol So cool! Ultimately, to Spread ArtbyDinaD throughout the world! I know I can help mankind. I’ve been told my art is a mood-booster 🙂 Folks get it! I love this!!!!!
What’s your favourite thing about being an abstract artist?
No boundaries. Limitless. There are no policies & procedures in creating; just Go For It!
Why abstract art and not other mediums? Have you always created abstract art or did you start out creating other styles?
I’m not boxed in abstract only. I paint whatever I feel at the time. However, it mostly turns out as abstract. The blank canvas and I can go in so many directions.
If you could describe your art in three words, what would they be?
Well, “FEEL GOOD ART” 🙂
What’s one thing people might not know about you and/or your art journey so far?
I have a government, turned executive corporate background. I’m fairly new to art. I left my corporate job after so many years to be a professional photographer and a painter. Then, when COVID hit, and we were all stuck in our homes, I was painting 7 days a week! This was a great push for me as it turns out.. Also, my background has made the business part of my art journey fairly easy. I’m the 2022 Etsy Design Awards Winner – Art…so grateful!
Did you always know you’d be an artist or how has your art journey progressed?
May I start with: My family and I have always been creative. We’re all artists in one way or another. It’s always been our extracurricular… Even our thought processes are fun as a family.. So many creative directions were always on the table. Thank goodness my parents sat us down at the dining room table for family roundtable discussions to work out issues or simply get our input or feeling about a subject. Sometimes, we would end by playing a game together. Communication was always extremely important in our family. Painting what I feel has a lot to do with this I think.. I have a lot to pull from over the many years. I’m just getting started.. This art journey will go far!
In your opinion, what’s the most important personal characteristic needed to embark on a career as an artist?
Creating from your heart. Authenticity. Creating Organically.
What advice would you give up and coming abstract artists?
Create daily.. never give up! Be open and always stay in learning mode.
Do you have any favourite podcasts or books that you love and that have contributed to your journey as an artist?
Various meditation vids and podcasts, and tons of messages from inspirational life coaches.
What’s your most fulfilling and enjoyable experience as an artist so far?
Creating something that makes folks feel as wonderful as I do creating it! This really is an awesome feeling.. Sometimes the connection is unbelievable to me.. A Dream come true!
Where do you see yourself and your art in 5 years?
Traveling the world; spreading art to the ends of earth!… and painting in these places 🙂
What do you love most about abstract art?
We hope you enjoyed getting to know Art By Dina D as much as we did. Head to their Etsy shop to see their latest collection.
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