Interview with Laguna Beach Artist Dedre Sines

Posted in Art, Featured Artists, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on October 7, 2013

By Julie Ann Segal

Laguna Beach Artist Dedre Sines with "Clearing Winds"

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.

Carmel Rocks

Key Hole Rock

Sexy Eucalyptus

Pelican Hill











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