Finally! I get to live my passion. My undergraduate degree is in art (jewelry and metalsmithing) from Eastern Illinois University and after more courses in interior design from Colorado State University, I had a successful practice for many years in interiors. I have worked on amazing projects throughout my career that have greatly influenced my aesthetic. Travel from China to Russia to Singapore to Norway and many places in between has also expanded my knowledge and love of art. All the while I have been taking workshops from individual artist and courses at CSU to try to fill my soul with art.
Artist + Ella Albrecht
Describe your art in three words. Line, Colorful, Thoughtful
Describe yourself in one word Determined
What do you love most about creating art in New Orleans? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work? Creativity is EVERYWHERE in New Orleans. The colors, the architecture, but most of all the people who are my neighbors and my friends influence me.
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece? I think about what and how I’ve said “it” before and how I want to express “it“ in another way.
Where do you draw inspiration? Nature and the news are my main sources of inspiration. Or it could be as simple as a flower or a thought that skips through my mind.
Who are your artistic influences or gurus? Richard Diebenkorn, Edvard Munch (but NOT “Scream”), Mary Morrison, David Hockney, etc.,
In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work? Tank and the Bangas, Motown, R & B, Blues
Where can we find you when you are not creating art? In my garden or reading
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year? Just before sunrise…..a new day! Thursday. Spring
What is something people don’t know about you? A fun fact. I proudly and lovingly spring from an Irish Catholic Rabbit Farm family, but no longer walk the walk.
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