Sunday, May 25, 2014

Artist Spotlight: HANNAH ADAMASZEK

There is nothing short of amazing when it comes to UK based artist, Hannah Adamaszek!  If you are not familiar with her, then I am more than happy to introduce you to Hannah and her stunning artwork! I fell in love with her unique style, as Hannah is best known for painting bohemian style female portraits. I am blessed and very proud to have had my own portrait painted by Hannah! Her work instantly grabbed me and drew me in.

Each of her paintings have left me feeling emotionally charged and incredibly excited about art.  Needless to say, I love art and I love Hannah's art because her work inspires me and sparks my own creative fire.  In my humble opinion, I think every single one of her pieces are breathtaking.  Her style is intense, colorful, feminine and delicately fierce.

I recently had the pleasure to interview the ever so talented, Hannah Adamaszek.  Not only is she incredibly skilled at her craft, she is also a nature lover with a passion for people and exploring new places.  

How would you describe yourself?
I'm an urban artist currently based in London, UK, but I have lived in Austria, Switzerland, and Australia in the past.  I love painting and people, so I combine both together.  I manage to put a serene feeling into the work which I guess reflects my personality, and I think brings out the things I love, that feeling of being outside and in the mountains.  I also love the Native Indian dress and jewellery, which I've started trying to combine.  If I don't have a painting on the go, I get a bit restless, so that keeps me going.

 How would you describe your perfect day?
I think it would have to be either sunny or snowing, and I'd be in the mountains going for a nice long run exploring new places.  I love to be outside.  If I could, I'd have an art studio out in the elements.  I think that would bring a lot of inspiration to me. 

What is the one thing you absolutely could not live without?
Probably the sense of sight.  I'm a real visual person and use images and colour to remember people and places.  I love colour and shapes, and can't imagine being without them.

How would you describe your artistic style?
My style is stripped down to the basics, layering each process so that each one can be identified in one harmonious composition.  I think I've always painted in the style I have now, it's what came most naturally to me.  I only fairly recently in the last 2 years started to use stencils as I felt it made the eyes softer and stronger, rather than when I was hand painting them.  I was influenced a lot by punk when I was growing up, this teamed with my love of nature, have really pulled my style together.  It's more the subject in the painting that has changed over the years.

Who has had the greatest influence on your life as an artist, and why?
I think my family has been a huge influence.  From when I was young they have always pushed me to be creative and pursue what I love.  Being from a creative family too has been inspiring.  My Dad was always painting as I was growing up, doing pencil drawings of Native American Indians and landscapes from their travels.

Do you listen to music while you paint?
I love to listen to music when I paint.  I like a mixture of everything depending on my mood.  I find music helps me to zone out and allows me to focus fully on my painting.

Who are your favorite musical artists?
There are so many.  I love Kyson, who I did the album cover for, and also Kid Koala, Jimi Hendrix, Mazzy Star and The Black Keys are just a few.  I love finding new music and when I get recommendations from friends.

How would you describe your personal style?
I'm a huge jewellery fan!  When I get any spare cash, I splash out on it and try to incorporate any jewellery that I love into my work.  I collaborated with jewellery designer, NF Jewellery, and have painted St. Eve Jewellery in the past.  I just purchased a ManiaMania Immortals Ring that has been on my wish list for a while, and now it never comes off. 

Who are your style icons?
Coryn Madley is a huge inspiration.  I love how she styles everything.

What advice would you offer to your 18-year-old self?
Probably that everything happens for a reason, even if you don't see it at the time.

What do you still want to accomplish?
So so much more!  I feel like I've only just begun.  I would love to travel more and paint bigger.  I'm planning on developing my style and content further this year, and work on a body of work that I will show next year.  Exciting times ahead!  I'm also working with some designers that have been really inspirational, and would love to continue doing that too. 

If your life were a motion picture, what would the title be?
"Wild Heart" would be pretty cool!









Collaborative Artwork by Kristin Gaudio Endsley & Hannah Adamaszek

Photography By Liam Keown

Follow Hannah Adamaszek on Instagram, here
Visit her Website, here
Check out her collaborative Blog with Kristin Gaudio Endsley, here

Hope you enjoyed getting to know Hannah Adamaszek and some of her beautiful artwork here!  I absolutely LOVE introducing people to new sources of inspiration, especially art and artists!  Hannah is an artist I truly admire, and continue to draw inspiration from daily! Exciting times are certainly ahead for both One Vintage Soul and Hannah Adamaszek, so stay tuned!

Thanks for reading...keep shining!

P.S.  For a chance to win your very own custom Aztec Mini Print by Hannah Adamaszek, enter her Giveaway on Instagram now!

To Enter:
1)   Follow @hannahadamaszek on Instagram  
2)   Regram the photo below 
3)   Hashtag #hannahadamaszek

{Contest Entry Closes on May 25, 2014}
Good luck! xo

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