QUESTION & ANSWER WITH TONY SOUTH
Q: Why do I paint what I paint?
A: Hmmm, I guess I liken my themes to a clearing out of the loft or maybe a garage sale, a convergence of "mind garbage" collected over many years daydreaming.
Q: Are there any details that have an important significance in Britannia revisited
A: Yes, the Union Jack/flag and the Triumph motorcycle were once symbols of an industrious and thriving British empire.The monkey in the Britannia attire marks the devolution of these symbols and an ending of an era, for better or worse!
Q: What do you hope the viewer takes away from your work
A: A lighter wallet would be good...In all seriousness though, if the viewer walks away and remembers the painting weeks/months or years later then I couldn't ask for more.
Q: What is your dream project?
A: As a young man I used to dream of my drawings/ paintings adorning the album covers of my favourite rock bands, I remember sending stuff to Thin Lizzy etc when I was around 13/14 years old...to no avail though. Album covers were also a big inspiration for me starting out, holding artists Roger Dean, Jim FitzPTrick, Frazetta and Vallejo in high esteem.
Q: If you can see your work hanging in one museum/collection which would it be?
A: I don't mind really where my works hang, as long as the owners enjoy it and still get a kick from it.
BIOGRAPHY - Chelsea Herron B. 1990
Chelsea Herron was born in a small town in Northeastern Pennsylvania, she did not have many children to play with, which helped her discover her passion for the arts. Staying inside most days she created and challenged herself to become a better artist. Frequently hearing the phrase “do what you love”, she decided at a young age that she would someday become a professional artist.
After high school Chelsea continued her education at Luzerne County Community College where she graduated with high honors with a degree in Painting and Illustration. It was there that she discovered her passion of representational painting. Following her studies at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design she returned home to immerse herself in the Ani Art Academies Waichulis curriculum. Chelsea finds herself inspired everyday by the talent she is surrounded with in the studio and is eager to see where her education will lead her.
Chelsea Herron - B. 1990
Charcoal and pastel on paper
12 x 9 inches