THE BLOG INTERVIEWS: Artist Row’s Walt Stricklin, Photography
What artist’s career do you follow?
David Hockney is one of my favorite artist. He is a British painter, photographer and now videographer, whom I have been following since the mid 1980’s. He has changed how I see the world and influenced my art. His photo montage Pear Blossom Highway showed me that there is a way to see beyond the edge of a 35mm frame and color outside the lines.
How is your art inspired by nature?
As a landscape photographer, everything starts and ends there. I am always looking for the connections between the natural world and mankind. Our environment shapes us as much as we shape our surrounding, I look for the everyday places that represent the universal “us”. My images are meant to celebrate the common characteristics of places and people and how I think they fit together.
What is the most difficult part of your art process?
Conception is the most onerous part of my process. I like to work in projects – some short but most long term, so the conception of an idea is more important than any one single picture. If you get the idea right, all the images will come together and work individually or even more powerfully as a group.
What is the range of prices that you charge for your art?
Pricing is the hardest thing I think any artist has to do. You are putting a dollar sign on your artistic creations, but you want to be fair to the buyer and to yourself. Over the 5 years I have been doing festivals I have found that having a wide variety of price point works the best for me. I have greeting cards for as little as $3 each, books for $20, matted print editions from $35 – $100 plus my framed images starting at $400 and one-of-a-kind 3-D images starting at $2500.
How can someone follow you on social media?
- Website: www.waltstricklin.com
- Phone: 205.616.3918
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScapesWaltStricklin
- Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/pub/walt-stricklin/8/B02/03
- Twitter: @wstricklin
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