One of our most active members in September AND the winner of our first art contest was Sabina Nore.
She is a creative artist with great skills at :
- Web Design
- Game Design
We decided to make an interview with her. Hope you you’ll enjoy reading it just like we enjoyed talking to her…
1. Why are you an artist Sabina, and when did you first become one?
I don’t think it was a matter of choice. I was an artist of my own making from the first scribbles I produced. I have certainly been influenced by the art world of my uncle and aunt, who were both painters. I would sometimes spend a weekend at their place, and all the time spent within their world was always full of magic and mystery. So somewhere in that young age art became strongly associated with that feeling, almost synanymous with it. Creating art was the closest I could be to all which is unfathomable, unspeakable and otherwise unrecognizable in life. When creating art it all becomes visible and within reach.
2. Could you tell us some more about your artwork?
There is always more to it than the eye first perceives. I generally prefer to leave the interpretations to the viewer.
3. You seem to use a lot of symbols in your work. Do your paintings tell stories or are they simply decorative elements?
I don’t think much about decorative art. Each of my paintings tells a story. Sometimes more than just a story.
A painting can imply layers of storytelling. I hope that is what my art does.
4. What other interests do you have outside of painting?
My family is my haven and my stronghold. That is where everything begins and where it all ends. I have been a professional web designer for over a decade, as well as a game designer. I am and have always been extremely interested in psychology. For a while, in my early twenties, I considered becoming a psychologist, with the hope of understanding humans. Understanding how each individual’s mind works. What rocks their world, what keeps it in place, and so on. The love for psychology has remained, joined later on by philosophy and spirituality, as a quest of sorts. Solving the mystery of life one level at a time. I am extremely passionate about music. I used to study at the conservatory in Vienna, I have also composed music for various clients, so music has always played an important role in my life as well. Last but not least, writing. I have many awesome stories in my mind that I need to put down to “paper” and hopefully publish one of these days.
5. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Oh, that’s a really tough question. I don’t like to plan ahead and I love the sponaneity of life. I don’t even like planning two weeks ahead of time, so where will I be in 10 years?
At a truly awesome spot in my life, that much is for sure. The rest is a mystery…
6. What advice would you give to an artist just starting out?
I would tell them to do their thing. Listen to others, get feedback and critiques on your artwork, think about what others said, see if you can and want to apply any of it, but always continue to do your thing. Never let anyone take your confidence as an artist. It’s possibly the most valuable thing you possess.