Artist of the month - Sarah Suplina
Our September Artist of the month goes to US artist Sarah Suplina, we adore the texture and depth she creates in her whimsical paper illustrations
Full name: Sarah H Suplina
"I love the varied shades of color; the surprise imperfections and the wonderful textures from watercolors and watercolor paper."
Where do you make your paper Art?
I am fortunate to have a new sunny in-home studio, which allows for late early morning work and late night inspirations.
How long have you been working with paper?
I have been working with paper for over seven years, and with much more focus over the past two years.
How would you describe your approach to paper art?
Inspired and focused
Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere! But in particular the changing seasons around me.
What are your favourite papers to work with?
I only use my painted watercolor paper (I use both hard and cold press paper). I love the varied shades of color; the surprise imperfections and the wonderful textures from watercolors and watercolor paper.
What tool could you not live without?
This is a tough question because my work requires so many tools: My Fiskars scissors, Xacto knife, Elmer’s glue and my tweezers are among the top.
What is the best thing about working with paper as a medium?
Hands down, paper art provides the most amazing textures and depth.
Who are your favourite paper artists?
There are so many fabulous artists creating wonderful work. I really love the work of Matilda Jung and Hannah Burnworth.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am working on a few commission pieces and then some personal work (birds) for my Etsy Shop including original cut-art pieces and new patch and pin designs.