Margo is Joined by Jennifer Orkin Lewis. A deep love of color, pattern and nature are the foundation of Jennifer’s work as an artist, illustrator, author and teacher. Her joyful gouache paintings of flowers, random objects, people and occasional meditative abstract musings open a colorful and enticing window onto a detail of the day one might ordinarily overlook.
Jennifer and Margo discuss:
How she got into painting and making the transition from textiles
Not being precious about your work and why it’s so important
What Jennifer does when she feels stuck creatively
What she loves about teaching
The power of not giving up on yourself even when you do feel stuck
Her experience with licensing
And where she finds everyday inspiration
Ten years ago she made the move to switch careers from textile design to illustration, to fulfill a long held goal, and began a rigorous daily sketchbook project, doing a 30 minute painting every day. The looseness and intuitiveness of those paintings became her signature style and they are the source of much inspiration to herself and others. She is endlessly amazed and satisfied to see her shelf filling up with completed sketchbooks.
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