Artist Interview: Oliviero Olivieri on his Creative Process
In this final video segment of an interview with Italian photographer Oliviero Olivieri, he talks about his creative process, and his advice for photographers and creatives as to how to keep their work progressing. I think there are several key points that he touches on including:
- the importance of moving outside of our comfort zones, challenging ourselves with new equipment, processes, approaches and concepts
- the value of imbuing our images with strong emotions and
- the attention we should give to our approach with our creativity and art making…even if that creativity manifests as an exceptional cappuccino!
Creative Process in Action: Workshop Reflections
Our stories are universal stories and hold the power to transform, educate, humour and challenge.
On a slightly different but related note, I have just wrapped up teaching 4 courses in the month of July – 2 Introduction to Encaustics classes, an Advanced Encaustic program and an Inspired by Calligraphy workshop. I have taken some time to reflect on those experiences and I must tell you that I have been continually astounded with the calibre of people who are participating in these classes. It has been a privilege for me to work with artists from around the world, helping them to challenge themselves both technically and conceptually. I have been impressed with the enthusiasm, dedication and commitment that I have seen in people as they pursue new media, challenge themselves with advanced processes, develop ideas that are important to them and strive to express these ideas through their creative process and image making.
I have also been reminded about the strength we have to overcome adversity, face our challenges and share our stories so that can connect and inspire one another to be authentic and pursue those things that are most meaningful to us. Our stories are universal stories and hold the power to transform, educate, humour and challenge.
I am currently working to develop a series of programs and workshops for the winter of 2016 and 2017 (both live and online) that will continue to encourage and support artists and creatives with their creative process. We will post that information within the next couple of weeks at which time I will send out a quickie email to let you know when it is live. In the meantime, I wish each of you hours of joyous creating.
I hope you enjoy the video below! Nancy