Courtesy of Emma Boyle
From a young age, senior Emma Boyle has always been fond of art. Her passion for art from her childhood helped her transform into who she is now, a hard-working artist.
“[Art] has always been a part of me since day one,” Boyle said. “I enrolled in an art school at the age of four so I feel like taking those classes helped amplify my love for creating.”
Boyle gets inspiration from artists all around her, whether it be her artistic friends or famous artists from around the world. Every artist she has ever seen the work of has served as an inspiration to her work as well as motivation to become a better artist in general.
“Whether it be from my IB Visual Arts class to local painters I’ve met, each person plays a big part in my life,” Boyle said. “One of my coolest friends Imone has inspired me since day one since it came down to painting,”
As an artist, or anyone who has a passion for anything, motivation to pursue work is very difficult. Struggling with her creative flow, Boyle witnesses artists blocks from time to time where she struggles to stay motivated with her work.
“It’s honestly so hard to stay motivated with art since it’s very difficult for me to stay tuned with my creative flow,” Boyle said. “I try to at least sketch or do observational drawing to keep myself familiar with the paper.” As an artist, many believe it is important to have your own style and differentiate your work from others. Boyle discusses her unique style of art as something that really isn’t a specific style, but instead reflects back on her feelings and emotions.
“I honestly have no style… at all. I just paint what I normally feel,” Boyle said. “I love including messy and bright colors with my work because I love to project my brain onto the canvas.”
In hope to inspire others, Boyle leaves a piece of advice to other creatives and artists, which can help those who may be struggling with their art or struggling with beginning their work.
“Just practice and don’t be too hard on yourself! There is no wrong or right. As long as you are having fun, you are doing it right,” Boyle said.