My work is a combination of: Impulse, unplanned emotional extremes and paint. My best work is when the spark of inspiration hits me right when i’m standing in front of the canvas. Many times you are inspired with only a pencil and pad in your hand. It is truly amazing when the picture hits the canvas first without thought or plan.
I live in Queens because: Everything I need is here. Friends, Inspiration, Community…Love. Queens is home.
To instagram or not to instagram: To Instagram…any social forum that can help spread a visual that I create is a tool worth having. I won’t put finished works on Instagram but it is a great way to show the world what I’m doing. I enjoy showing the process of my work. I don’t need to cover it up for a big unveiling.
Being an artist means I pay my bills by: By doing something else…for now.
Queens could have a better artist community if it: Had more home grown artists. All forms of art are being taken away from kids at a young age now due to cut backs. Art is important, oh, and keep 5 POINTZ…
My go to website for ideas: Most of the time I still use all the art books I have inherited over the years but I will go to Tumblr. It is a great sounding board for a visual artist. Or I just go to Google and run a search.
In 5 years, Queens will mean this to artists: I’ve been here for 10 years now and I see the neighborhood growing and new people constantly filling up the blocks. Queens and especially Astoria are where artists are moving to start their lives. I mean I did it. I can’t be the only one. It is a great welcoming neighborhood with great people. It can only grow.
Never: Hold on too tight…this applies to most things.
My next project is: Constantly evolving. I’m never really sure where my art or process is going to take me. I do know that I’m constantly improving and I am ready to share with a larger audience.
My website: www.jonathanlindsay.com