Day 12 – Bianca Rosen of Art By Bianca
Bianca Rosen is an artist from Canada, inspired by nature and vibrant colours. Bianca is a professional Industrial Designer but has changed directions so she can focus on her true passion – that of being a brilliant artist. Read on to learn more.
Are you a self taught artist, or what studies did you do to get where you are today?
I am a self taught artist but I like to think that being artistic is just part of who I am as a person. I’ve always been creative and fascinated by flowers and their vibrant colors. That’s where my obsession began when I was a child. I do however have a bachelor’s degree in something a little more technical – I’m an industrial designer!
What tools, programs and apps do you love or cannot live without?
My favorite tools are definitely my hands accompanied by a paintbrush and some paint! I feel like I have most control when I let my hands take the lead. When I worked full-time as an industrial designer, my hands felt like they were missing something. Clicking on a mouse is anything but creative, even though the result on the computer screen is a creative one!
Your art provides inspirations to so many others. What or who inspires you?
In terms of external inspiration: Nature and Color have always been my focal point. I adore playing around with color and creating unique and mesmerizing visual effects. I find them very stimulating and they push me to keep creating!
In terms of people: I can definitely say that Georgia O’Keefe, Monet and Van Gogh have always been my top inspirations. I like to hope that I learnt much of what I know now by analyzing their paintings, their brushstrokes, and the way they blend their colors, each in a very unique manor. These masters taught me how to develop my own personal style.
Can you describe your process including how long a piece of art or photography takes you from concept to complete?
A piece of art varies depending on my concept, size, layering etc. I would say usually a couple of days. I enjoy taking some time off from a piece in order to see it in a different light. Usually this helps clear my mind and give me new and innovative ideas.
What part of your process do you love the most?
The part of my process that I love most is watching colors blend together so magically. Watercolor is an amazing medium for that exact reason.
If you weren’t an artist, what do you think you would be doing for work?
Definitely something creative! I have always loved anything visual, including photography. A lot of my paintings come from photos I captured that served as inspiration!
Who is the most fascinating or inspiring person you have met or worked with?
My grandfather was an extremely talented woodworker, and my mother is naturally artistic as well. I think both of them have been extremely inspiring for me!
Name an underrated artist
I love the works of Vikashini Palanisamy. She is from India and her paintings are full of movement and life! Like me, she has an engineering background so we both click very well!
What artwork of yours are you most proud of?
I am most proud of a large pink peony that I painted in acrylic back in 2007 (pictured below). It’s now hanging over my sofa and I treasure it every day! I put a lot of effort into it and I’m still so pleased with the way it turned out.
What’s next in the professional pipe works for you?
I am hoping to expand and sell patterns and digital scans of my work for different purposes such as stationery and fabric. I am also looking forward to painting larger with watercolors this year!
Bonus fun question
What is your current favourite album?
Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Patrick Watson. He is a super talented musician from Montreal. He comes up with unique melodies and he’s very poetic as well. I highly recommend listening to his music!
Apart from art, what is your favourite thing to do?
I LOVE being in nature. It’s my home and it’s where I feel happiest.
Website: Bianca Rosen’s website
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