Today we’re chatting with Liese Chavez, artist and illustrator who runs a couple of Etsy shops, each with somewhat different points of view, but both spectacular. Give it a read and if you have any questions for Liese, post them in the comments. Enjoy!
Liese, how about starting with a little background. Where are you from, born and raised?
I lived in Massachusetts until about 11 years ago, when a cross-country trip landed me here in Colorado. I now live and work in Manitou Springs, it’s a great little artsy town at the foot of Pike’s Peak.
How did your creativity start? How old were you when you started doing art, how did it begin and flourish?
I’ve always made things. As a child it was mostly to entertain myself or make my Mother smile. When I got a bit older I created most often because I was too broke to buy people gifts. heh.
I’ve only been painting since 2005, but I’ve gotten more serious about it in the last few years. The narrative work I’m doing now didn’t really begin until the start of 2010, I finally feel as if I’ve found a way to express things that suits me. I’m self-taught in all the media I use. There is a wealth of information in books and on the internet these days, thank goodness.