High Artist Spotlight: Squiddy Johnson

A versatile artist based in Australia, Squiddy aims to capture that raw human element that evokes an emotional response and allows viewers to connect with the art that she creates.
We recently caught up with Alvin after High Art 2023 to learn more about his most recent inspirations:

Where do you find your creative inspiration?

The beauty found in wildlife, plants, and nature.

Why do you do what you do?

Art is a very personal experience for me, and I get to choose what I want to focus on.

What art/artist do you most identify with?

Contemporary Portraiture.

What themes do you pursue the most?

The human experience.

What role does an artist have in society?

An artist's role is to explore, communicate, and share experiences that provoke thought and conversation.

What is your artistic outlook on life?

There is beauty, wonder, and inspiration to be found in everything around us.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Approach creating art as meditative/therapeutic and less about the end result.

Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, share the song and artist that you listen to while creating art.

Sananga Serenade by Hedflux. Peaceful groove but energizing.

What's the best thing about being an artist?

Having a hobby that I love and can totally lose myself in.

What is your dream project?

To get paid to do what I love, whilst maintaining my creative freedom.

Support Squiddy by shopping their collection here.