Interview with Jeanie Tomanek
a)Marietta, Georgia, US
a)I’ve always loved to paint and draw—only did it as a hobby until I left the “real” jobs about 7 years ago. Have been working at it full time since then.
q)How would you describe your art?
a)Narrative figurative- with the bald-headed women as protagonists.
q)Where do you get the inspiration for your art?
a)Almost anywhere, but especially myths, folktales, everyday experiences, dreams and poetry, Nature
a)Harry Paul Ally, Marianne Kolb, Rothko, Schnabel, Joan Mitchell, Susan Rothenberg, Richard Diebenkorn, Joan Snyder, Mary Franks.
q)Where can someone purchase your works?
a)Mason Murer Fine Art in Atlanta, Lyons View Gallery in Knoxville, TN, Bennett Gallery in Nashville and direct from me on occasion.
q)What is your main medium of choice?
q)What are you working on now?
a)Several series: one dealing with aging and elder care, mortality, another based on Iroquois (Native American) moons/seasons, and also one that has to do with wildflowers.
q)What advice could you give to someone who wants to be an artist?
a)Paint as much as you can, read about and see as much art as you can. Keep your eyes open for meaning around you.
q) What are you doing when you are not creating art?
a)Reading, watching movies, playing with the dog, playing golf, walking, drinking wine, listening to music.
q) What does music, in its entirety, mean to you?
a)It’s a beautiful and mysterious language that I love but don’t know much about technically.
q) What does art, in its entirety, mean to you?
a)It means different things to different people but to me the main thing is to try to interpret and understand some of the Big Questions we deal with as human beings and especially as women.
q) Are there some web sites that you would like to recomend? Artists, art communities, xxx,...!?
a)The Endicott Studio-Journal of the Mythic Arts is a favorite.