Monday, October 1, 2012

Student Spotlight: Megan Phillips

Megan is a rising sophomore and attends Burton Center for the Arts.

What is your medium of choice for creating your artwork? 
My medium of choice varies on what I’m doing usually, to be honest. If I have an idea that I think would look better painted, I paint, or if I think it would look better in graphite, I use pencil. My most used medium would probably be ink and ballpoint pen; I really enjoy working with ink. 

What style or period of art inspires you as an artist? 
A mixture of art from different time periods inspires me as an artist. I really love older works of art from the 1800’s and from the Renaissance; they’re big inspirations for me. At the same time I am inspired by a lot of more modern street art. I’m still learning so I try to draw inspiration from all time periods and styles of art! 

Who are some of your favorite artists? 
Since I first got started in art after looking at artists on the Internet, I have hundreds of favorite artists from different sites! When it comes to local artists, Toobz is my biggest inspiration. I adore his work; he’s really someone I look up to. 

What are your plans for after high school? 
I want to be a sort of Renaissance woman, by being established in various fields. My passions are art, music/piano, and history. I have a lot of plans for after high school. I would like to become a professional artist, pianist/muscian and plan to go to college to learn as much as I can about these subjects. If everything works out eventually settle down as a history teacher. It is a pretty ambitious plan but I’m going to try my best to get to my goals by starting to work on them now! 

This article was originally published in the September/October 2012 issue of VIA Noke Magazine.

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