Fresh off a gallery show in the lobby of the FilmBar in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona native Lindi “Hop” Koprivnikar discusses her watercolor passion, which has been fueled by the Downtown Phoenix art scene.
The Entertainer!: How has the Phoenix art scene inspired your work?
Koprivnikar: Being here in Phoenix for so long, I have seen a shift in the art scene. If you own a business in Downtown Phoenix with a free wall, you need to have a mural painted on it. It has changed a lot and is really inspiring. Pretty much any restaurant you go to in Downtown Phoenix has custom artwork. Seeing that made me want to get back into art and traditional media.
Had you taken a break from creating art?
I work part-time at an ad agency three days a week. The rest of the time I work for myself doing painting, or doing freelance. Once I started graphic design and stepped into the digital media world, I had stepped away from traditional media. It had been so long that people that knew me didn’t even know I could paint. I got back into [it]over the past year.
How do you describe your work?
I tell people my art is a hodgepodge, like my hair color, it’s a bit out there, it’s a mix. In terms of graphic design my niche is branding, logo design. I also like to incorporate hands-on things into my art, so it’s not 100 percent digital. It’s a mashup of traditional graphic design and painting and drawing.
What is your favorite medium to work with?
My watercolors paintings were what was on display at FilmBar. That is my primary medium when I do fine art, or traditional art. I think it is a good workable medium. There are a lot of things you can do; acrylics, oils, etc… but for me watercolors is the most fun. You can bring art to life with just water. Surrealism is my focus.
What has the response been to your work?
Right when I got back into painting, I sold all three of my first paintings… to my complete shock. I have been asked to commission a few paintings here and there. So far, it has been pretty great. I also have an Etsy shop, so when a painting sells and people will still want it, I will recreate a digital print.
Read more about Lindi and view her work at metanoiamethod.com