By Julie Ann Segal
Laguna Beach, California has a sizeable artists’ community. On a recent working trip there, I was fortunate to be able to interview one of the many, talented fine artist Dedre Sines
JS: How did you get started as an artist?
DS: When I was a little girl, around five or six I started sketching. I designed and sewed doll clothes. I’ve always loved design and art. Nature inspired me.
JS: How would you describe your art?
DS: Colorful. Also, I create depth and movement. I want the viewer to walk into the painting.
JS: What inspires you to create art?
DS: Nature, mostly. I believe my ability to create art is my gift in life, it’s my contribution to this earth. I paint scenes for people to remember places they’ve traveled to.
JS: Can you describe the feel of your art?
DS: Happy, breezy, exciting, inspiring, sometimes serious. I paint loose so it leaves something to the imagination. A painting looks different to each person who looks at it.
JS: What would you like people to know about your art – does it have a meaning or message you want to share?
DS: I want to share the places I’ve been in the world, and share an experience. One thing I enjoy painting is bartenders and restaurant scenes, because people can relate. People can imagine places they’ve been, because the painting looks similar. It brings back memories.
JS: What kind of art do you have in your own home?
DS: Plein Air landscapes – Plein Air is French for open air, paintings created outdoors where the light is better.
JS: Do you think the art in your home changes the space?
DS: Absolutely – a house without artwork is empty. Art adds color, life and energy. I love looking at my art. When you wake up in the morning or enter the house, you have something to look at. It affects your mood.
JS: Do you display art in certain places for a reason?
DS: In the bedroom I hung a painting of mine of La Jolla. I go there frequently, and love it. I want it to be the first thing I see when I wake up (besides my husband, George). It makes me happy, and sets my mood for the day.
JS: What would your advice be to a first-time collector?
DS: I have a lot of first-time collectors buy my art; it’s reasonably priced. I’d tell them you don’t have to buy from a famous artist to enjoy art – buy what you love.
For more about Dedre Sines and her art, visit http://dedrebickler-sines.com/
If you are interested in making a purchase, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952.920.2827