FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with Asheville Artist, Cassidy Michelle

Cassidy Michelle

Illustrator | 25 | Asheville, North Carolina

@cassidymichelleart | Shop
We are honored to have, Cassidy Michelle! , as our Featured Artist, she is a really awesome artist that creates some really cool pieces, ours are of course the Bassnectar Illustrations, make sure to head over to her wall and check out her awesome art, and make sure to hit that follow button while your there so you can help support fellow artists!

How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
I have been doing art since I was a child. I love to draw, and paint my dreams. My inspiration is highly influenced from the Grateful Dead art scene and my aunt Kelley who as an artist herself brought art into my life therapeutically as a child. My partner Tyler Epe is also a huge artistic inspiration for me.

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Do you have a job in the art industry? If So, what’s one thing you don’t like about it? If no, where would your dream job be?
I have a job as a specialized pre-school teacher! My dream job would be art full time, and sharing art with others.

Do you have a favorite Artist?
My favorite artist is my life partner, and best friend Tyler Epe.

What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
My greatest accomplishment is finding the serenity in my day to day, and learning to flow with life and all of its struggles.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
In 5 years I would love to have more of a business selling my artwork! In 20 years I’d love to see myself, living my bliss and making artwork solely!

If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
If I could meet one person, it would be Jerry Garcia. As cliche as it may be, his presence of peace, acceptance, unity, a collective of love and family are all aspects of life that have strongly resonated with who I am as a human being.

How is one way you make money with your art?
I sell art prints, and have manufactured different merchandise utilizing my art. Including clothing.

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If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Salamanca, Spain. I have Spanish roots, and Salamanca has a special place in my heart. My artwork is also influenced color wise from Spain’s colorful art culture.

What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
Copic markers!

Any advice for young artists?
Don’t give up your dream. Keep it alive always!

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