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GALLERY ARTIST INTERVIEW: Thomas Cressman of Black Vulture Jewelry

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Good evening! Tonight I’d like to introduce you to Thomas Cressman, a talented artist that works with metal. Below you will find his interview and general contact information. Make sure you come out on the 9th and say hello to this artist in person, and see the ornaments he created for the gallery! He will also be vending with Monsternium.
FIND MORE OF THIS ARTIST HERE
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  • How old are you?
    • 25 years old
  • What is the primary medium you work in?
    • metal, copper, silver, brass
  • What is your favorite medium to work in?
    • Copper
  • What is your favorite subject matter?
    • nature, sea life, biology
  • What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
    • all sorts of hammers and mallets, and torches
  • How and when did you start creating artworks?
    • high school
  • If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
    • a life size, reticulated, copper Giant Pacific Octopus
  • What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
    • have my work out in the world
  • Have you participated in the Artist Lodge Gallery before?
    • This is my first time.
  • Where can readers find your work?
    • instagram: @thom_cress6
  • Anything else you’d like to add?
    • have patience

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GALLERY ARTIST INTERVIEW

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Good afternoon! Today, I’d like to introduce you to Madeline Walker, the founder and artist behind Monsternium. Madeline creates fun patches and pins that are influenced by biology and nature. Below you will find her interview and general contact information. Make sure you come out on the 9th and say hello to this artist in person, and see the ornaments she created for the gallery! Madeline will also be vending with Black Vulture Jewelry.
FIND MORE OF THIS ARTIST HERE
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  • How old are you?
    • 25 years old
  • What is the primary medium you work in?
    • I do most of my work digitally, but have a wide variety including fabric, acrylic paint, and watercolor.
  • What is your favorite medium to work in?
    • Watercolor
  • What is your favorite subject matter?
    • Monsters and animals
  • What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
    • I use a Wacom Mobile Studio Pro 13 for most of my work, but absolutely love Kuretake products, especially the clean color brushes, when working traditionally.
  • How and when did you start creating artworks?
    • I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember, and was just so fascinated by dinosaurs and dragons at a young age that I was always drawing creatures.
  • If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
    • An animated feature film!
  • What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
    • I want to express my love for nature and monsters, as well as tell the many stories I have rolling around in my head.
  • Have you participated in the Artist Lodge Gallery before?
    • This is my first time.
  • Where can readers find your work?
    • Monsternium.etsy.com, Monsternium.tumblr.com, and @monster.nium
  • Anything else you’d like to add?
    • I went to school for animation, and at heart I’ve always been a storyteller. I’ve delved into many different mediums to try and find the best ways to express myself, and have so many that I love to use. My fascination with nature, science, animals, and monsters is my largest driving factor behind my works.

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GALLERY ARTIST INTERVIEW: Shannon Lynch

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Good afternoon! Today we’re going to start introducing our Ornamental Oddities Gallery Artists! These are artists that are only going to be in the gallery. You can find the gallery artists that are also vending here!
I’d like to introduce you to Shannon Lynch, a fellow artist with a love for horror, and art show curator at the Comic Book Hideout in Downtown Fullerton. Below you will find her interview and general contact information. Make sure you come out on the 9th and say hello to this artist in person, and see the ornaments she created for the gallery!
FIND MORE OF THIS ARTIST HERE
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  • How old are you?
    • 32 years old
  • What is the primary medium you work in?
    • Ink, Watercolor, and Acrylic
  • What is your favorite medium to work in?
    • Anything to do with working with my hands. I don’t have a favorite.
  • What is your favorite subject matter?
    • Pop culture of the Nostalgic Past.
  • What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
    • Tools are very important. No specific brand. Buy what you need. It is an investment, make sure to take care of them.
  • How and when did you start creating artworks?
    • I grew up creating works of art, so 1985.
  • If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
    • A way to Create art to teach people to come together.
  • What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
    • Honestly, it is something I do as a way of life. I couldn’t live without creating.
  • Have you participated in the Artist Lodge Gallery before?
    • Yes, in the Mega Mini Monster Mash gallery this past October
  • Where can readers find your work?
    • Instagram @ShannonChristine85 there’s a little bit of everything there.

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