Interview with Artist Ione Citrin

Ione Citrin
Los Angeles, CA
Succulents
Acrylic on Canvas
34″ x 24″

APMWordpress:

TELL US ABOUT THE ARTWORK YOU SUBMITTED TO OUR INTERNATIONAL JURIED ART COMPETITION. IS THIS PART OF A LARGER SERIES? WHAT ARE SOME OF THE IDEAS BEHIND THAT WORK.

ANSWER:

I CREATED “SUCCULENTS” JUST THE WAY I CREATE ALL MY ART. “WITH A LOT OF PATIENCE AND DETERMINATION”. BASICALLY, I SELECTED THE CANVAS, PUT IT ON MY EASEL AND STUDIED IT FOR A WHILE. THEN, I CONJURED AN IDEA. THE IDEA FLOATED OUT OF MY GUTS INTO MY MIND’S EYE.  “WHY NOT DO AN ABSTRACT? CREATE SOMETHING OUT OF MY GUTS AND IMAGINATION? O.K., I’LL JUST DO THAT” I MUTTERED AS I PUT OUT A WIDE RANGE OF ACRYLICS. WITHOUT A PLAN, BUT WITH A LOT OF ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM, I SELECTED MY FIRST COLOR AND BEGAN FROM THERE. MY INITIAL STROKES WERE CURVED, SO EVERYTHING ELSE FOLLOWED SUIT. MY SELECTION OF COLORS AND MARKS WERE INTUITIVE AND DONE ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT. THIS IS THE WAY I CREATE. WITH LITTLE THOUGHT, A WHOLE BUNCH OF ENERGY/IMAGINATION AND RESTLESS DESIRE. I WORKED ON THIS PAINTING EVERY DAY FOR ABOUT A WEEK UNTIL I WAS EVENTUALLY SATISFIED WITH THE RESULT.

APMWordpress: TELL US ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND.

 

 “MY ART IS MY VOICE”

Ione’s art has shown nationally since 1998 when, after years of world travel, a successful television, radio, theatre and film career in the performing arts, she decided to focus her richly diverse talents on the visual arts. Ione’s artistic expression, creativity, and passion for communication have resulted in numerous awards for her painting, sculpture, mixed media, and assemblage. Her work has also been featured in several important publications. Ione maintains an extensive exhibition schedule in juried, non-juried, and invitational arts venues.

“Ione Citrin is one of the most dedicated artists of our day, painting, sculpting and mixing media with delightful abandon. She turns out piece after piece, and the work has a purity of expression that is rare in an artist that is as eclectic herself.” June 23, 2012-

Marjorie Kaye, Director – Caladan Gallery, Beverly, MA

“Thank you for submitting your work to Montserrat College of Art Gallery. In reviewing your works it is apparent that your creative energy knows no boundary. Your courageous experimentation with a variety of techniques and styles is a testament to your devotion to the arts. I was most impressed with your mixed-media work, which provides the viewer with the opportunity to enter and explore the environments you’ve created.”

Leonie Bradbury, Director/Curator-Montserrat College of Art Galleries.

“You are an artist who has no fear of any medium. Never change.” – Tony Clark/Affinity Gallery, West Hollywood, CA.

 

APM WordPress: IS THERE SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN AT http://myartcontest.com WHERE WE CAN SEE YOUR WORK, SUCH AS AN ARTIST WEBSITE OR AN UPCOMING ART SHOW?

ANSWER: HERE IS MY WEBSITE ADDRESS: WWW.ARTBYIONE.COM

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