Monday, July 11, 2011

My Interview With The Talented Fellow Artist - Nicole Bishopp

Hey guys, it is a great pleasure for me to introduce to you my recently acquainted talented artist Nicole Bishopp from the State of Washington. Her incredibly imaginative symmetrical black & color sharpie drawings are almost like modern pictographs, intricate with sharp contrasting black and white use of colors, sharp trace lines and curvy decorative patterns. Well so , without further ado, here is my interview with Nicole.


When did you decide you wanted to be an artist?
I wanted to be an artist when I was very young.  I always doodled, painted, and took tons of photos. 

Why did you choose marker as your main art medium of expression? 
I love Sharpies.  They are the cleanest marker and make a nice line.  Also, most of the time I can complete an entire drawing with one Sharpie.  

"I Come In Peace"

How do you find inspirations for your cool symmetrical almost caricature designs and
what do you call them?
My inspirations come from how I'm feeling.  I draw to have my own time to vent about my days events, feelings, or to just relax.   It's how I unwind.  :) 
I'm not sure what you are asking when you say what do I call them....they are all from my imagination so I guess I call them Nicole's imagination or the conversations in my head.

"In Hiding"

What's is your personal philosophy about your creative work?
I feel like my art is my way of communicating how I feel.  When I pick up the sharpie I just let my hand flow.  There is no preconceived notion of what I am going to draw.  It just happens.


You goal for the next 10 years?
Oh, well that's a big stretch for the moment.  I like to take it one day at a time for now.  But if I were to see in the crystal ball of my future I would love to say I see a well known artist doing what she loves. Having my designs on everything!
Where can we purchase your fabulous work?
At the moment I am working on moving my online shop and will have something up and running by the fall/winter.  I plan on launching new products with my designs on them for sale very soon.

Just a little extra something: I started doodling again after the birth of my son last July.  Around the fall months I started posting my images to my personal Facebook page and showed a couple friends.  I was immediately surprised to find people liked my drawings and one my closest friends ask me if she could purchase a piece from me.  I was flattered and shocked that anyone would pay money for my doodles.  But being the "driven" individual that I am I decided to open up a shop on Etsy and started selling my art.  I sold enough to pay for my first Exhibition/Art Party in May/June of this year and have committed to 3 additional showings in Fort Collins, CO and Wenatchee, WA for July, August, and September.

One of Nicole's recent skateboard design

So there you have it, the official interview with the very bright star artist. I wish Nicole the best on her continual success of the future artistic endeavors and development as well as an excellent motherhood! Thank you Nicole!!!  Please visit her latest art updates on Facebook here - Also be sure to check out her website at - and support her art by purchase a print from her site....:D

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