GALLERY ARTIST INTERVIEW: CRITTEROSITY

How old are you?
38

What is the primary medium you work in?
Gouache & Digital

What is your favorite medium to work in?
Gouache

What is your favorite subject matter?
Anything cartoon!

What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
Holbein Acryla Gouache, Princeton Brushes

What sources would you recommend for artists that are interested in pursuing your art medium?
I learned on my own. I teach a bit on the medium through IGTV & Instagram live.

How and when did you start creating artwork?
5, but for an actual business 2013

If you could give any advice to your past-artist-self, what would it be?
Just keep making what you like and you’ll find those who also love it too.

If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
Vinyl collectible toys of my original characters.

What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
Just be well known enough, and desired, that I’m able to work smarter, not harder. To know I can have a successful business to stay funded and continue to make my art and bring positivity and joy with my art.

Are you ready for the Halloween season? Is it your favorite holiday? 
Not my fav, but I love Spoopy!

What do you love most about The Haunted Mansion? 
I really can’t pick one thing…but if I HAD TO, hitchhiking ghosts.

Who is your favorite Grim Grinning Ghost/room at the Mansion? 
Phineas

The 2003 Haunted Mansion film with Eddie Murphy, yay or nay? 
Never seen it, don’t want too, lol

Which is better and why: the traditional Haunted Mansion, or Haunted Mansion Holiday? 
Nope, I love them equally!

Would you like to share any stories/experiences/special memories that revolve around The Haunted Mansion? 
As a child I was terrified of it. Eighth grade was the first time I had ever gone to Disneyland and actually remembered it. Since I’m afraid of Halloween, I assumed that this ride was supposed to be scary. I was unaware that everything had more of a “spoopy” vibe. The entire ride I sat in complete fear. It wasn’t until I was in my later 20s that I tried it again and realized how much I loved it. How much magic is actually captured inside that Mansion. I now have a wall dedicated to it and continuously growing with beautiful artwork. I seem to not be able to get enough of this ride. It’s the first thing that even resembles scary that I can be a part of.

Would you take a hitchhiking ghost home? 
As long as he doesn’t require much and doesn’t make a mess. Also, if he respects my privacy,

Where can readers find your work? 
critterosity.myshopify.com

Anything else you’d like to add?
Thanks to The Artist Lodge for creating a gallery I can absolutely enjoy!

YOU CAN FIND MORE FROM CRITTEROSITY HERE:
Website
Instagram

*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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