Studio Sessions with Rebecca Enjolie

Q: Describe your art in three words.

A: Detailed, expressive, and balanced.

Q: Where do you draw inspiration?

A: I mostly draw inspiration from my emotions combined with everyday life. I will look at an object and think "that looks nice, I want to paint that." I'm drawn to the colours of the evening sky - oranges, pinks, purples, and pastels - and that is reflected in my art.

Q: What is your favourite medium and why?

A: Oils! I like to take my time to complete my paintings and because oil paint is slow drying, I can pick up where I left off no problem. I also love how you can achieve a thick texture with oils - it adds life to a painting.

Q: Who are some of your favourite artists?

A: Salvador Dali has been my number one for some time now. I am not a surrealist artist, (although I wish my brain worked that way) and because of that I find his work mesmerizing. Melting clocks in obscure worlds? I could look at his work for ages! Frida Kahlo is another favourite, besides her fascinating story, I love nature and animals and she always finds a way to combine those in her work.

Q: Do you have a day job? If so, what is it and does it influence your creative process in any way?

A: I don't have a day job per say, but rather a night job. I work as a bartender, and it gives me the flexibility to be in art school during the day. I would say it influences my work to a degree - I have a few paintings of cocktails and other bar related pieces. I like how glass looks in the light and will often make a cocktail and think "this would be a cool painting".

Rebecca's Collection —