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What You Love: With Angela Allen

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"I’ve always been creative, but fine art wasn’t on my radar. I never thought I could be an artist. I just had my heart set on living an extraordinary and beautiful life."

--Angela Allen

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Meet Angela Allen, an artist living in Nashville.
We met at her downtown loft to discuss
that kind of love you only find in pursuing work that you enjoy.
 

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What do you love about your work?

A: I love capturing beautiful moments on paper & canvas. I love the way the materials take on a life of their own and the imperfect details that emerge.  I love what I learn about myself in the process. And I love seeing my work become part of someone else’s space.

 


In the pursuit of what you love, what do most people not realize?

A: Most people don’t realize the amount of time I spend developing my eye, honing my aesthetic, and reading about other painters, designers, architects, jazz musicians, and the art world.

 

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What are the other things in life that you love?

A: I love nights at home, traveling, architecture, fashion, classic films, watching sports with my husband, dessert, museums, city life.
 


Why is your work worth loving? What keeps you coming back?

A: My work is worth it because experiencing people respond to art (and my art at that) makes every moment of doubt disappear. Seeing my work in the context of a beautiful space and how it punctuates other interior details.
 

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Art: Angela Allen
Photography: EESome Co