Friday, June 1, 2012

This week Im PPF Featured Artist...


Featured Artist: Sigga Dis

image courtesy of Sigga Dis

Welcome to Week 12 of Paint Party Friday (Year 2) and to the next edition of our Featured Artist Series! (Would you like to be a PPF Featured Artist? Please clickhere for details!) This week we are thrilled to feature a very versatile and enthusiastic artist all the way from Iceland. Please welcome Sigga Dis!

1) Please tell us a bit about your personal history with painting. (When did you start painting? How has your painting evolved since you first started?)
My name is Sigga Dís, I´m 53 years old, a Mixed Media artist and an art teacher, teaching children ages 6-16. I was 42 when I went to University to learn to become a teacher, an art teacher. I have always been doing some kind of art. Art class was my favorite class in school and I did go to art class after school too. I have been working with oils, acrylics, watercolors, glass, clay, making paper and just all kinds of material. If I´m not painting, I´m knitting or doing some needlework. I think my painting has been evolving all the time but today I feel like I can work with almost all materials without fearing that I can´t and that feels good.

2) What are your favorite techniques, media, and tools to use in creating your paintings?
I have been taking a few classes with Tam at Willowing.ning.com. The best class ever I think is the Live Book where Tam is teaching with I think 15 other teachers for one year. Each teacher teaches a different style and different technique. One of the teachers is Mystele. Something happened to me after her class where she was teaching us to paint ladies with a big nose and eyes all over the place. I just fell in love with her technique and since her class I have been painting and painting, having so much fun and liking my work very much. I'm using acrylics, watercolor, all kind of pens, stamps, paper, watercolor paper and just everything I have around me.

image courtesy of Sigga Dis

3) What is your favorite thing to paint? Why?
Painting angels has for a long time been my favorite. I have painted angels many ways, big and clumsy, small and beautiful and everything there in between. But I have also been painting all kind of things. Now after Tam's Fabulous Faces I learned how to draw faces and then I began to draw girls, ladies, beautiful angels and little girls. As I said before I´m painting clumsy but beautiful ladies now, but of course I continue taking Live Book classes as soon as they come every other week.

image courtesy of Sigga Dis

4) What is your proudest painting moment and/or greatest painting achievement so far?
I think that must have been when I had my first solo exhibition and sold a very expensive one. And now few weeks ago I was asked to have an exhibition, that was a good feeling. So now I´m going to have my 5th solo exhibition in 3 years and one more to come in September.

image courtesy of Sigga Dis

5) What's next in your painting future?
A few days ago I bought Kelly Rae´s e-book, Flying Lessons. It was on 50% discount for one day. I´m reading it and I´m going to learn from it now as I´m working on my own shop, having a blog and a FaceBook like page. Please come for a visit. It would make me very happy. I want to make something out of my art. And from now on I´m going to say like one of my FB friends said, I´m an artist and that feels good.

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Thanks so much, Sigga! If you would like to see more of her artwork, please visit her at:

Blog: www.Siggadisart.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Siggadisart

15 comments:

  1. Æðislegt viðtal við þig Sigga Dís! Innilega til hamingju með það :)
    Gaman að vita meira um þig sem listakonu.

    Kær kveðja,
    Sigrún Linda ❤

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    1. Takk ljúfan, maður hefur bara gaman að þessu....er það ekki..

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  2. Æðislegt viðtal við þig Sigga Dís! Innilega til hamingju með það :)
    Gaman að vita meira um þig sem listakonu.

    Kær kveðja,
    Sigrún Linda ❤

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  3. Smart hjá þér SiggaDís, þú ert nú meiri snillingurinn og til lukku með allt saman. Kveðja og knúz til þín. BirnaBjörk

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  4. I think your lovely ladies are fabulous - those faces speak volumes of words!!

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  5. Such wonderful pieces of art! Warm and tender and I like the colors! :) I too want to take a class wit Tam.. :)

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    1. Thank you Viola for your visit, you should take one of Tams class, some are free I think. She is such a nice teacher.

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  6. Sigga, It's indeed a great interview...and loved your artworks. I love drawing faces as well esp of women...Beautiful background of bangles here...the first thing that caught my eye :)
    Best Wishes!

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    1. Thank you Deepa for your nice words.

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  7. congrats! + i too love your faces!! xo

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  8. I enjoyed reading the interview and I love the new faces you're creating too.

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