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Here is the latest edition of Behind the Art with Miriam Kalliomaki
In this thirteenth edition we talk with artist Miriam Kalliomaki from Canada.
Where do you find continued inspiration?
Facebook and Instagram are also a source of inspiration when I see new techniques in art.
What do you hope to achieve?
I hope that looking at my art will trigger a memory or give them peace and calm.
What are your struggles?
I forget all of my troubles when I paint.
Sometimes I realise solutions to anxiety after I have taken a moment with my art.
I also struggle with getting known as an artist. I’m not quite sure how that is done.
In addition my anxiety keeps me from art shows and exhibitions.
Have you achieved what you want?
I am confident as an artist. However I am not known as an artist.
How did you achieve your success?
Trying new techniques until I found the medium best suited for me and which I liked the most. Well actually two.
I love pastels and watercolour is a challenge that I accept happily.
I have faced my anxiety with the help of my art on a daily basis.
I struggle with my anxiety every day.
Painting soothes my anxiety.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your story?
It will give you peace and calm.