Philece R. is *That Artista*
When I came across Philece’s work, I knew I had to interview her for the site. Read on to find out more about her.
*Describe your art work in your own words*
I paint what I feel so my artwork comes straight from the heart. It’s soulful, vivid, sexy and many times emotional, sometimes subtle always truthful.
Tell me a bit about your background: Where are you from? What was it like
growing up there?
I’m from Nassau, Bahamas….born and raised and I’m an island girl through and through. I am blessed to have had a wonderful childhood and the love of a large close-knit family. Much of which has everything to do with who I am today. I was a major tomboy, somewhat of a closet geek, the child who loved sitting with my grandmothers absorbing and appreciating the tales and wisdom of those before me. Not much has changed I’m still that eager little girl, just all grown up now and a little further away from home.
|Eve By Philece R|
Do you think your background has influenced your work? If yes, how so.
My background has undoubtedly influenced my work from subject matter to color palette. Much of my work carries a part of the spirits of the strong beautiful women in my life, steadfast during hard times, and a riot of laughter in happiness. Then you have the vibrant colors and energy of the island, from the flowers to the beaches, to the people…inspiration is everywhere.
|Angelic Presence by Philece R.|
What are the main themes/ ideas behind your work?
The journey and emotions of women, good times, bad times …each one tells a story though I may not always share. Even in my more abstract pieces it’s about a feeling all derived from a particular moment or a series of experiences or stories I have lived or been told.
Do you seek to convey a particular message with each piece? Is that a part
of your creative process?
My creative process is quite simple. I let it flow. I don’t set out to convey a particular message with each piece unless it’s for themed show. Being socially conscious, sometimes the message just creates itself. If a cause touches me I create accordingly.
|Lauryn by Philece R.|
Any favourite artists? How have they influenced you?
I am heavily influenced by the art of Gustav Klimt when it comes to color and texture. The culture and energy in the art of Frank Morrison and the beautiful women and emotions of Calderon-Gomez’s and Stella Im Hultberg’s artwork.
What’s your vision for where you’d like your work to be in 5, 10 and 20
There is so much I can vision for what’s ahead. Of course presence in galleries and homes is always great. Most importantly is my continued growth as an artist and as a woman. It’s never ending and I’m always on the hunt to expand with what I do. Through nurturing the talent of children by starting a Visual and Performing Arts program and my continued involvement within the non profit sector. Oh and of course to keep sharing my love as I enjoy this journey of living my Creative Truth!
|Fire Dance by Philece R.|
Where can we see more of your artwork?
You can find my work online at http://thecreativetruth.com. I also have two online stores where you can purchase prints http://philecer.redbubble.com and some of my smaller originals and prints at http://creativetruth.etsy.com
I’m on twitter: http://twitter.com/thatArtista
Stay positive and inspired in whatever it is that your heart desires. The journey isn’t always easy but when you love what you do it doesn’t even matter, you just keep pushing. Loving, learning, growing, evolving…living my creative truth. Peace…thatArtista