Q + A: Aliki Kapoor

SELF-TAUGHT ARTIST ALIKI KAPOOR ALLOWS INTUITION TO GUIDE HER PAINTING PROCESS.

How would you describe your practice?

My style of painting is free flowing, intuitive and colour driven – it is full of spontaneity! I’ve combined my love for architecture, nature, fashion and textiles to create a unique art practice. Lately I’ve been particularly inspired by spring; the flowers and leaves that emerge, and the soft and vibrant colours that combine to create a simultaneous sense of frivolity and calm.

Were you trained in painting?

I wasn’t ever formally trained in art – I’m self-taught and have always painted and illustrated. However, I was trained in Fashion Design at RMIT in Melbourne. I worked as a product designer and buyer for a number of apparel brands for many years.

What is your studio like?

My studio is messy, but it is my little place to escape and be creative. I always have music playing in the background, a cup of coffee and my two little puppies for company while I paint.

What are your favourite materials to use?

I mainly work with acrylic paints and ink for free-flowing brushstrokes and drip effects. I also use pastels and oils for added textures and dimension.

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