High Artist Spotlight: Iris Lopez

Iris is an illustrator and Illustration teacher living in a small city near Barcelona, Spain. She loves everything related with art and illustration. She dedicates major part of her time teaching and creating illustrations for personal projects about children's illustrated books. Imagination and creativity is the weapon our society needs to avoid ignorance.
We recently caught up with Iris after High Art 2022 to learn more about her most recent inspirations:
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Where do you find your creative inspiration?
Cinema, music, reading books, and long walks in the forest
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Why do you do what you do?
Because it is my passion
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What art/artist do you most identify with?
None in particular, I have some favorites but I don't identify my style with them. Alphonse Mucha, Egon Schiele... and Studio Ghibli Films
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What themes do you pursue the most?
Surrealism, mistery illustrations or children's illustration
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What role does an artist have in society?
Try to create a better world and make people think
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What is your artistic outlook on life?
To illustrate a lot of books ( and been published) and to teach my best to my students
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What advice would you give to your younger self?
Work hard, there is a reward after the long pad
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Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, tell us your favorite song and artist.
Yes, Some of my favorite: The handsome family, Bob Marley ( of course) ABBA, 30 Seconds to Mars, Studio Ghibli Soundtracks, Lord of the Rings Soundtrack...
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What's the best thing about being an artist?
Tat I can express my self and I can teach my students
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What is your dream project?
To be able to exhibit my artwork in some American Surrealist Art Gallery, or being featured in some IG surrealist art account ( beautifulbizarre for example...)
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