I am sharing lots of features this week with two Artist Spotlight Series features!
I was so excited when the ladies at Gregg Irby Gallery invited me to their opening in Atlanta tonight. Sadly, I cannot make it but, I am so excited to get acquainted with their latest artist. Raven Roxanne Wilson‘s show is opening at the new space and it is not to be missed. I have a feeling she is the latest hot artist ticket out of Charleston.
Charleston, South Carolina
What is your training?
My mom is an Artist and did not wanted my brother and I to be “too trained”. I never had any formal training until I went to Auburn University for my BFA.
What inspires you and your designs?
Love and Life.
What is your favorite piece?
I could not pick so I am including two. 🙂
How has the your area influenced your work?
My area has greatly influenced my work. I work out of a shared studio space called Redux. The other artists, like Teil Duncan and Lulie Wallace, inspire me daily. Also we are lucky that Charleston is an extremely supportive community of the arts!
What is your favorite restaurant in Charleston?
Chez Nous is a little french restaurant in an old Charleston single.
What is your favorite cocktail?
How do you balance personal life and work?
This is a constant battle but I think I do a pretty good job. Its easy and hard when your job feels personal! I try to keep some what of a daily routine – wake up, read a little, answer emails, go to the studio, work, answer emails in the afternoon, go to yoga or run, dinner and then time with my little family.
Traveling the coast of France with my Fiancé.
A huge “Nest” … The size of a wall will do!
Your favorite host / hostess gift to give?
Flowers or a house plant! I love buying flowers!
Who is your style icon?
Easy… My mom. She owns The Zoo Gallery. She has always been trend setter!
Your favorite up and coming artist?
Dorothy Shain … I am lucky to have her as my studio mate.
What is your most treasured possession?
Does a dog count? My puppy dog Willie Boy! He is a rescue long haired Jack Russell.
What are you reading?
“Where’s You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple Goodness it is so funny!
What are you listening to?
What are your favorite blogs / publications?
The blogs I like are HonestlyWTF
How fab is this scarf?
Wouldn’t you like a kayak designed by Raven? I would!
Be sure to head over to Gregg Irby tonight Atlanta friends at their new gallery space to meet Raven.
I sure wish I could be there!
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