Just in time for summer we present artist Sarah Rosado. As a NYC artist, Sarah knows exactly what that old song by the Lovin’ Spoonful Summer in the City is all about and she’s given us something to keep us hot and gritty with her Dirty Little Secret series.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Sarah Rosado; an artist and photographer from New York City. I became interested in art at an early age and to this day it is a part of my life. I’m self -taught through years of practice and dedication.
What is your preferred medium?
I began drawing with a pencil and then moved on to the computer using paintshop. I also use other programs but to a minimum as I like to keep my art as raw and natural as I can. My website is www.sr-artwork.com
Do you have a favorite artist?
I don’t have a specific favorite artist as there are so many out there that i like. I can say that I admire artists whose work is diverse and creative.
Can you remember one of the first things you drew/sculpted/painted/photographed etc.? What makes it memorable?
One of the first things that I drew in class was a scene of the countryside. The teacher liked it so much she entered it into a contest and I won an award for it. What made it memorable was the fact that it was a simple drawing but yet it was worthy of an award.
Being an author, I have to ask, have you ever designed any artwork for an author (cover image, maps, interior art – including font styles – etc.)?
No I have not, but it is something I would be interested in doing.
Where do you gather most of the inspiration for your work?
Most of my inspirations are from current social situations, experiences, trends in magazines and certain places.
Have you ever stepped out of your comfort zone and discovered a whole new genre of art? How did it turn out?
I find myself always stepping out of my comfort zone since I love to experiment and challenge myself with different ideas. There is something I did which I considered a new genre of art at the time I was doing it since I had not seen it anywhere. It involved adding bits of cartoony touches to my photographic images. Viewers liked it and commented on how it gave the image a cute and playful touch. Besides art I also do photography. My main focus is taking snapshots of nature, social matters and other interesting things that are thought provoking and usually ignored by society.
Where can we reach you if we are interested in commissioning you for our own projects?
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What, in your opinion, is the hardest step in creating a masterpiece?
I guess the hardest step in creating a masterpiece would be drawing something that appeals so much to many viewers that it becomes a masterpiece in their view.
And finally, I would like to give you this opportunity to share three to five images and tell us a little about each:
The title to my project is “Dirty Little Secrets.” I am always looking at other artist’s work online and was impressed by many works that include images created with food, flowers and other objects. This motivated me to come up with my own ideas and create images using dirt. I have not seen this before and felt it would be challenging for me to come up with an idea to shape dirt into everyday objects and accessorize it to create a 3-D effect. Each image has it’s own meaning. Viewers can decide what they really see and what it means to them individually. Who knows, they may find some “dirty” little secrets.
You can check out more of Sarah’s work on her website.