Featured Artist: LizzArtt
LizzArtt’s style — with its shadowy gray tones and the unique quality that makes it appear almost touchable — encourages audiences to hear the sounds of crinkling paper or rustling leaves.
LizzArtt, or Doom & Bloom, lives in Pennsylvania and is surrounded by “watercolor paper and 2 cats” and — thankfully — also has a coffee shop and a chocolate store directly across the street. She jokes “my needs are always met” because she has everything she wants at her fingertips.
Creating art is a form of meditation for LizzArtt because the “best feeling is the loss of time” that she experiences when she escapes into her art. However, she finds inspiration from looking at other artists’ work and — until quite recently — she didn’t even “understand what an artist block was” because it was such a rare and unusual experience for her. She also finds ideas for art by watching cultural documentaries and she is inspired by ornate carvings and traditional masks. LizzArtt is also lucky enough to be surrounded by creativity in both her family and friends and they often work together on projects.
LizzArtt pushes herself to try new mediums and she believes that “nothing is more inspiring than a new tool or set of paints.” She enjoys mediums like drawing, acrylics, tattooing, and even hopes to try glass blowing someday. In the future she would like to continue to improve her abilities and “have the skills in as many crafts as I possibly can.” Her eclectic process lends itself to the diverse tone of her work. She even jokes that her art style is “a combination of flavors” and “ranges from salted caramel Macaron to lasagna.”
She shares that although it can be difficult to know when a work is “complete” she also has projects that she knows are finished because there are “no more lines, dots, details” that could be added before “making the piece muddy.” Nonetheless, she never stops questioning “is it done?”