Interview with New ADI Artist, Sahba Shere, 6/5/17

Q: How long have you been painting?

A: From the age of 10 years old, I’ve been painting and drawing. Later in life I moved to Paris, France. This is where I learned and practiced sculpting and documentary photography. I traveled all over Europe and parts of the African continent documenting people and their places.

Q: Who are some of your greatest influences?

A: My parents are my greatest influence. My father was a math professor and writer. My mother is a prolific artist and musician. As far as artists, Rothko and James Turrell have greatly influenced and inspired my thoughts, work and creativity.

Q: Why painting rather than another medium?

A: I’ve always expressed my self in visual ways – through colors. The sense of sight and colors has such a deep impact to our senses.

Q: What are your favorite materials to work with?

A: Acrylic and ink paints

Q: Why do you like using acrylic more than oil or watercolor?

A: Acrylic has bold, strong colors reflecting the emotions of my work. I like that they are environmentally more friendly.

Q: Do you have a message in your work?

A: My recent work is all about nature…. the love of nature and how we need to take care of our precious planet.