For American Interior Designer Beth Diana Smith, the corporate world eventually took a back seat to make way for her passion. In our chat, Beth shares her journey and some advice for those looking to transition from a corporate role into creative entrepreneurship. She also shares some of the challenges she typically faces and what art and design truly mean for her and their impact on one's well-being.
In Sophia Pauley's bright, textural paintings, she takes inspiration from the urban environment; with shapes and lines stemming from architectural environments associated with water. Combined with her experience of moving through these spaces, she creates a sense of flow in her work. With the use of bright tones and different textures and mediums, Sophia hopes to energise viewers by the sense of movement within the works.
Fine Artist Tamar Nachshon shares how her Israelian roots have led her to value land and nature. For Tamar, creating art makes her feel whole; her vibrant mixed media paintings are an expression of the emotions felt whilst she is immersed in nature. She expresses her appreciation for Interior Architecture as a marriage between creativity and functionality; using a variety of tools to create shapes and textured forms on surfaces such as wood, metal and canvas.
Charlotte Keates invites us to step into her detailed, idyllic interiors and calming architectural scenes. Here, the viewer can choose to occupy the space themselves, from the inside looking out or from the outside looking in – like a scene in a movie. Charlotte’s work is inspired by travels around the world, and seeks to explore the ergonomics of a space and how humans act and react to architectural spaces –making you want to jump in, explore and relax.