Meet the Artist: @LindsayRapp

Welcome back to another interview for our ‘Meet the Artist‘ series!

We are so excited to bring you this interview today with artist, @LindsayRapp !

We first collaborated with this artist to animate this beautiful piece (Check out their Instagram page):

Below is our fun interview:

1. What is your IG account? Do you have any other social media accounts for your art?

My instagram is @LindsayRapp. I also have a facebook page called “Lindsay Rapp Gallery.”

2. What was the first art piece that you remember impacted you and inspired you to make art?

I’m not quite sure if I remember the first piece, but Malcolm Liepke, Charmaine Olivia, and Jeremy Mann are my current three favorite artists. I adore their economic brush strokes in figurative paintings. The brushwork in their women are so bold, sensual, and powerful. I love the energy you feel from their strokes.

3. When did you realize that you enjoyed making art or when did you start making art?

I have been painting for as long as I can even remember.

Like every child, I loved drawing and painting and doodling any chance I had any surfaces and colors around me.

I think that as I grew older, that I just never stopped. I truly believe Pablo Picasso’s words, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

I am very fortunate that my family was always supportive of my passion since I was 4 years old.

It was actually my preschool teacher who first recognized my passion, and entered me into a national contest where I won my very first art award and was interviewed on national TV as a four year old!

It is amazing how much that early of an event shaped my whole life and I couldn’t be more grateful how supportive my family and friends have always been towards this life long passion of mine.

4. What style of art did you start off with and is it the same today? What else have you tried? What are your favorite styles of art?

My style has changed into one that I feel is truly my own over time.

Looking back at my different styles, it is so wonderful to see me worry less and less about what others thought my style should be, and instead create what I felt inside me.

5. Which is your favorite art piece you have made and why?

I think one of my favorite recent pieces is “Sweet Dreams” she is so calming and sweet.

6. When did you decide to start a social media account for your art? Were you nervous? Excited?

I transitioned my own personal instagram into my art account, so no I wasn’t nervous. It was a natural transition!

7. How has your experience been with your social media account(s) for your art? What are the positive outcomes? Is there any negative outcomes?

I’ve loved the friendships I’ve made with the people who have connected to my art through the internet.

Many have become friends of mine that I can’t imagine life without!

Any negatives that there might be on the internet, as there always are, are totally overshadowed by the kindness and happiness spread by all the kind people I’ve encountered.

8. What advice would you give any artist out there who are considering sharing their art on social media?

I would advise any artist new to the social media world just to not take anything too seriously.

Anyone who may have anything mean to say is probably going through something you could have no idea about.

I always advise to treat everyone with kindness, and I can’t imagine any other way!

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