FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with Artist, Juliet Hillbrand

Juliet Hillbrand

Artist | 23 | Houston, Texas

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We are honored to have, Juliet Hillbrand, as our Featured Artist, she is an amazing artist that paints and draws some really cool works of art, we love her use of color, make sure to jump over to her wall after reading her interview to scope all her other great works, make sure to hit that follow button while your over there to support a fellow artist!

How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
I have only been an artist for a few years. I randomly picked up a brush one day during a strike of inspiration and everything has changed since! I discovered that I am an artist at heart and live to create. My specialty is a technique that I have been evolving for the last year or so. It’s a water color & Resin mixed media that is reminiscent of ocean waves and tree rings. I’ve never seen a technique like it before and am working to develop it as my signature style!

My main source of inspiration is nature. I love feeling lost in the trees, oceans, rivers, mountains and feel most alive in these spaces. I love painting nudes and the female form as well. I am inspired by what is real and meshing that with surreal, abstract, and imaginary styles.

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 am a Creative Freelancer and love working to bring my clients’ visions to life! I freelance for my clients in anything from Custom Paintings, Graphic Design, Logo Design, Digital Painting and Illustrating Children’s Books. I also do more Communications-related projects like Ghostwriting, Copy-writing, and Book Editing. I love working freelance because I can choose the clients I want to work with and the visions that I feel connected to. I find this to be the most beautiful and fulfilling way to be in business, for yourself and for others.

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Do you have a favorite Artist?
Some of my favorites that I follow on Instagram are Soey_milk, HappyDartist, and franki_e.

What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
I think my greatest accomplishment to date has been completing my most intricate artwork to date, “Iris: The Goddess of Growth.” She’s a split canvas concept that is blooming with such force that she breaks apart into two canvases, fading off into her form-shattering metamorphosis. I spent 2 years wresting at my easel to bring her to life, and there’s over 70 layers under there. She was a real testament of how hard I could fight to bring my vision to life, and the reward I felt from it was completely life-changing. She took nearly 250+ hours to create but now she is real. She’s my masterpiece.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
Traveling the world, keeping my plants alive, eating too much chocolate, living in France and becoming more fluent in other languages. Falling in love with everyone around me. Painting. Always painting.

If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
I would love to meet Shakespeare, not just because my name is Juliet! But because he has always been my favorite writer and such a determined creative like I want to be. I want a body of work that looks like it took a lifetime to evolve and develop. I don’t want to be a one-hit-wonder in my art. I want to be creating everyday, making magic with my fingertips and having a physical take-away of beauty and passion from each day.

How is one way you make money with your art?
I sell prints, make customs art-pieces, sell designs and logos, run an Etsy shop and other freelance Creative projects that I want to take on.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
I’ve traveled quite a bit but have never seen Asia or the far east. I would love to explore Bali, The Philippines, China, and Japan. So many places on my list it will definitely take a lifetime! ^.^

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What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software. My favorite brand is Soho’s Urban Artist. Their Emerald Green color gives my life and feeds my soul!!!!!!

Any advice for young artists?
Never let a world where likes, comments, shares and Social Media tell you how good your art is. Make your art for yourself. Make your art because it feeds your soul and is your reason for breathing, not because you’re trying to be a famous artist, get into art shows, make millions, or anything in the far-off future that may or may not ever come true.

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Live in the now which is all we really have. Don’t let others tell you your worth or talent level if art is your calling and always – always! Create with your heart.

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