"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."
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.
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.
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.