Artist Spotlight Series: Barbara Kitallides
Another Australian talent is on the roster in the latest Artist Spotlight Series feature.
I am drawn to her use of riotous color and movement. The textures are incredibly enticing as well.
Enjoy getting to know
What is your training?
I studied an Art and Design Diploma at Chisholm College, Melbourne. Followed by Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) at Monash University Melbourne
What inspires you and your designs?
My main source of inspiration comes from my internal and external environment, what I see and feel. I also visit a lot of galleries both here in Melbourne and also when traveling.
What is your favorite piece?
Current favorite paintings:
Black Horizon I
Black Horizon II
Easy Lover I
Summer Rain / Yellow
How has your area influenced your work?
My work often has a reference to the ‘urban jungle’ in a metaphoric sense and also the physical landscape. But my influence usually comes more from my state of mind then my physical surroundings.
What is your favorite restaurant in Melbourne ?
Aside from my parents home cooked feasts!
Baby Pizza is a favorite.
What is your favorite cocktail?
Spring/Summer: Mojito, champagne, wine
Autumn/Winter: Red wine
How do you balance personal life and work?
I do not separate art from life, for me it’s all one.
I’ve been fortunate to travel a lot over the years: Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, New York, Indonesia, Thailand, Dubai.
Skiathos and Latchi, Cyprus ‘Aphrodite’s water’
Next on the list is: Switzerland, LA
Dream trip on loop is really simple – Mediterranean island, sun, sea, food, drinks with my loved ones.
Large scale artwork for NGV
Your favorite host / hostess gift to give?
Who is your style icon?
…1980’s Vogue (weird?)
Your favorite up and coming artist?
There are so many!
Todd Hunter is an amazing established artist in Australia.
(TITLE: The Cruel Sea)
Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910 – 2 September 1996)
(TITLE: Big Yam Dreaming 1995)
What is your most treasured possession?
I don’t have anything tangible that I treasure, my memories and life experiences are what I treasure most and family.
What are you reading?
Re-reading The Alchemist (first time was in 1999)
What are you listening to?
I really do listen to all types of music (except jazz)…
What are your favorite blogs / publications?
You can vote daily until March 15th and I would really appreciate if you popped over after you read my blog each day. It just takes a jiffy.
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