Q & A with Sara Deane

How would you describe your work?
My work is very colourful and minimal, exploring the combination of pastel and bright tones and shapes. 
 
Can you give us some insight into your process for creating your artworks? 
Usually I start with an idea of a combination of colours and shapes. I note these down prior to creating an artwork, and once I start painting usually something completely different emerges. I like this partly planned/spontaneous approach because it gives me flexibility and freedom to explore new ideas in the moment, which always breeds more inspiration and keeps my process feeling really exciting. 
 
Is there a typical day in the studio or is every day different
It depends on what I'm working on at the time. If I'm creating works for a project or commission, I'll first set aside some time to explore some messy art making, then once I'm in that flow I'll start working on specifics. I always feel I resonate more with the works I'm creating if I allow myself some time to just play with concepts freely. On other days when I'm working on personal artworks, I like to look over notes and ideas of colours I'd like to play with, but a lot of the time I'll jump into a painting with no prior plan. It's always different! 
 
What inspires you when you are creating your artworks?
Literally anything and everything. Architecture, nature, signage, fashion, anything! Usually if I'm out on a walk I automatically soak up little bits of inspiration from random things and take notes. 
 
What would your dream project/collaboration be (apart from working with Consequence of Change!?
Gorman, OBUS, SUKU, Variety Hour, I could go on...
 
Who are your favourite artists and why?
Yayoi Kusama - I love the many ways she creates art, through installation, sculpture, painting, etc. her work is amazing
Matisse - I love his exploration of shapes and colours
Ken Done - His works are so fun, full of colour and represent the vibrancy of Sydney where I grew up

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