Name: Deborah Weed
Â· Do you make a career out of or hope to make a career out of art, or is it a sideline for you?
It is a career.
Â· What is it about your work that makes it speak to people or to the community at large?
I incorporate water sculptures into my mixed media pieces. The result is a salubrious technique that takes color into a new arena of purity that is vivid, fluid and alive!
Â· How do you let people know about your work?
Through the internet and shows. So far, I have gotten quite a buzz going.
Â· What do you feel inspires you to make art in the particular medium you have chosen?
Residing in trendy South Beach is my inspiration. The vibe here is bold and daring and my studio is literally on the white sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.
Â· Why Miami?
This is where my family is.
Â· Do you have a favorite artist from the past or present?
My grandmother is my inspiration. She was a famous artist and was one of the first women to graduate from Yale in the Fine Arts. Another amazing factoid is that she was the chairperson of the first-ever Miami Beach arts festival. How cool is that?
Â· How would you compare the art scene in Miami to other cities you have lived or worked in?
This is the only city I know. I was born here! Miami is vibrant, ever changing, and my kind of town!
Â· If someone wanted to get into being an artist, what would be your first suggestion to them?
Be passionate about what you do. I truly believe that the energy you put into something is the energy it will emit after being completed! Also, don’t let the world define you. That is counterproductive. My brand is The Art of Bliss, LLC. When I got started, people told me that artwork that is dark, really sells. I’ve lived through dark times and in no way do I want to simulate that. I want to celebrate all of the blessings and people that are in my life. Guess what? My artwork has really hit a cord with my patrons and admirer’s!