during my most recent stint at a blim market, last november, i spent plenty of time wandering around perusing other vendors’ goods, because it was so slow i had no customers of my own. i came home with an incredible red coat straight from narnia, a cute 50s dress pattern (in german, no less) and a small original painting by lizzie carins.
actually, i very nearly bought the other painting she had for sale that day. let’s be honest, i still kind of want it.
i was really drawn in by the simple, bold lines in lizzie’s work.
and here’s a small interview i’d like to share with you:
1. I’m inspired by travel, landscapes, architecture, every day life and amusing situations…plus random photographs I take. Japanese painters such as Hokusai, I absolutely love visiting Kinokuniya bookstore in the States, illustrators like Margaret Kilgallen and Stuart Kolakovic, vintage childrens books – for eg-Space Alpabet by Irene Zacks.
2.) what are you favourite mediums to work in?
3.) do you do commissions?
3. yes I am always up for doing commissions! (you can contact her : lizziecarins at hotmail dot com)
4.) how did you start doing art? did you go to art school