Q: You earned a degree in psychology. From that I’m sure you gained an in-depth understanding of humans and their stories. How has that influenced your art?

"Conundrum," soft pastel on sandpaper, 38" x 58"

“Conundrum,” soft pastel on sandpaper, 38″ x 58″

A:  I suppose there must be some deep connection, but I have never seen much of a correspondence between my psychology degree and the art I create. As an undergraduate psych major at the University of Vermont, my intent was to become a clinical psychologist. However, by the time I received my BA, I was no longer interested in making that my life’s work.

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About barbararachkoscoloreddust

Barbara’s thoughts about her use of Soft Pastel, art and the creative process, the inspiration she finds in travel to remote places, and the practicalities of being an artist in New York. She hopes to provide advice and wisdom for all artists as we travel our solitary roads.

Posted on June 8, 2019, in An Artist's Life, Black Paintings and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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