GALLERY ARTIST INTERVIEW: EVA LACY OF CRITTEROSITY

You’re sure to recognize our next featured artist as she’s one of the most well-known creators at our events! Not only is Eva an accomplished self-taught artist, she’s the original founder of The Artist Lodge!

How old are you?
38

What is the primary medium you work in?
Gouache and digital.

What is your favorite medium to work in?
Gouache.

What is your favorite subject matter?
Cartoons (original and existing)

What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
Holbein Acryla Gouache, Turner Acryl Gouache, Concept Dual Tip Markers

What sources would you recommend for artists that are interested in pursuing your art medium?
I teach workshops for free almost every week.

How and when did you start creating artwork?
I’ve been creating ever since I was 5 and took art on as a profession when I became a face painter/caricature artist in 2002. I launched my own art business with a focus on my own work in 2013.

Did you go to school for art?
I didn’t.

If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
My own cartoon with my original characters.

What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
I think I’m already achieving it. Just continuing to thrive as a full time artist without the struggle of asking people to buy my art.

Can you tell us a bit about what you’re working on for this show?
I don’t like to do obvious characters, I try to go with side characters or something only those who remember will understand. With Jim Henson it’s really tough because everything he touched turned to magic and is memorable. I decided to go with this show because it was one of my favorites on TV and who doesn’t love the classic baby? Gotta love him! I also splashed in a little bit of my love for The Dark Crystal with a Fizzgig piece. I don’t think I need to explain much more, it’s pretty obvious why. I heart him!

What is your favorite Jim Henson film/project/book/etc? 
I love “Jim Henson’s Storyteller” & “The Muppet Show”. Obviously there’s so many more that I absolutely loved but I have to think that these were probably my tops as a kid.

If you could live in any Jim Henson universe, what would it be? 
The Muppets

Who is your favorite Jim Henson character? Why? 
Too many to choose from, so I’ll say Fizzgig. I just think he’s adorable and wish I had him as a pet!

Who would win in a battle, Jareth and his Goblin Army or The Muppets? 
Jareth 100%!

YOU CAN FIND MORE FROM EVA AND CRITTEROSITY HERE
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Webshop

*Please note that all artwork is reposted with permission from the artists. Please do not use, alter, or repost the artwork without direct permission from the artists. Each artist may have a different Creative Commons license on their work/images and you will need to contact them directly in order to obtain permission for your uses.

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