AD Arts Collective Ft. Aimee Clark

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Who are you, what do you do and what do people call you?
My name is Aimee Clark, I am an oil painter from Canada and am currently working in the field of education as an administrative coordinator. People call me by my name for the most part but AD students call me Miss Aimee.

What is your favorite style and do you incorporate it with your artwork?
I have many favorite styles and try to incorporate a range of them in my work. I was initially trained as a conceptual abstract painter but in recent years have been focusing on more realistic depictions of my subjects.

How did your artistic journey begin?
I was an athlete as a child and grew up riding horses on a farm in rural Nova Scotia. The coastal community I call home has always influenced my lifestyle. At 16 I had a bad equestrian accident and broke my spine, forcing me to find interests apart from my love of athletics. I began to paint and draw initially as a suggestion from an art therapist I was seeing to cope with my stress. My parents were very supportive throughout my many surgeries and summers spent in bed healing – they bought me an easel and set it up next to me where I began to paint.

Do you have any advice you could give any budding artists out there?
I think of art in the same way I think of dieting, just don’t give up – Our daily lifestyles give us many different tasks and challenges and it can be hard to find the time and energy to practice art. I don’t think any artist can be successful with an all or nothing attitude in today’s busy world.

If you could have any artist from any time line draw you, would would you choose and why?
Gericault, a 19th century master, I love his eerie tones and deep broody depictions of people.

You can find more of Aimee’s work here and reach out to her at aimeemargaretclark@gmail.com

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