" You cannot wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."
One woman –many roles
What does it take to be an artist?
As an artist you have to tap into your own creative energy and move it through your art.
How does process of creativity work for you?
First you have a vision. Then you have to allow yourself to go beyond. What you feel and experience will help to form a picture in your mind, and then your skills will help you bring it to life.
Where do you get your inspiration?
From music, philosophy, nature and the arts. From connecting with people, learning, searching and discovering the inner feelings of my soul.
What role does your life experience play in your art?
My engineering background gives me structure
Georgia Tech design school gave many creative skills
TV production connects me with many interesting people
My intelligence experience helps me see behind the shadows
My ballet and music training let me go beyond...
What do you need to paint?
Concentration of different energies and emotions,
A passion for the arts and ability to create art.
You have to have this inner drive, to channel it and to allow it to develop.
Interview with Olga Sheymov