This month’s featured Art Walk artist is Audra Phillips, whose gorgeously disturbed digital artwork and mixed media sculptures have caught the attention of horror connoisseurs and fellow artists such as Clive Barker (Abarat) and Del Howison (Dark Delicacies: Haunted).
Audra presents a selection of large and small canvases and sculptures in her Art Walk show, Audra Phillips’ Diversions of the Arcane.
Come see Audra’s dark artwork, grab some spooky sweets at the black-candy bar, and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.
Everyone is welcome to this FREE event, so come on out!
In this exclusive interview, Audra tells Hatakeyama Gallery what inspires her delightfully dark visions.
HG: Your style explores variations on light and dark, angels and demons, the innocence of childhood mixed with freak-show deformity. How did you find this artistic path?
AP: I am a self-taught artist. I experimented and dabbled until I refined my dark expression of my angelic/demonic horror art. These are images that have plagued my dreams for years. Now have found freedom on my PC canvas and other media to bring my visions to life so they haunt me no longer. I create out of necessity, and now I want to share just a shadow of my spirit with my audience.
HG: What inspires you?
AP: Music like The Dead Weather, versatile dark artists like Tim Burton and Clive Barker, and the light and dark sides of religion—or anti-religion.
HG: What do you hope others will see in your art?
AP: Art is so subjective, but my message is clear for those who sense that there just might be something beyond the veil of reality. I want to bring a little of the unknown into the known, to give a glimpse into the unseen spiritual and emotional world all around us.
HG: What advice would you offer to new artists?
AP: I learn by trial and fire. Just dive in and develop your own creative style and ways of doing things. It’s the best way to learn.