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10 Questions Interview with... Artist Stephen Charlton

written by: Be Smart About Art Team Feb. 19, 2014 5) Interviews + Guest Blog Posts 3188 views

10 Questions Interview with... Artist Stephen Charlton

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with artist Stephen Charlton...

Born in: 
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Lives in: Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Profession: Design Consultant, Artist and sculptor
Career Ambition: Collectable artist with a global reputation 
Life ambition: To create artwork that I love, hoping others do too

Q1. Describe your practice/profession with 5 words 
Energy, Drama, Form, Texture, Expressive

Q2. Best and worst thing about your profession? 
The best is creating and sharing my work with others. The only downside for me is working in isolation.

Q3. What is the biggest challenge you face professionally?
Making my voice heard. It’s noisy out there and it’s not enough to be like the rest. So having your own unique style and story is imperative to be successful.

Q4. What or who inspires you in your career?
Potential and opportunity to create something that is uniquely mine.

Q5. What’s been your most embarrassing moment? 
Putting diesel into a petrol car!

Q6. If you weren’t in your profession, what would you do? 
Photographer and maybe a travel photographer.

Q7. What person, dead or alive, would you invite for dinner? 
I’m often asked this and the same reply would be Tommy Cooper. Say no more.

Q8. Chocolate or cheese?
Cheese please. The variety of flavours and textures are to die for… well almost.

Q9. What are you listening to at the moment?
Music often reflects my mood and in turn affects my painting style. Mostly classical or jazz helps my creative output

Q10. What item would you be lost without?
To have a pen or pencil is important to me as I constantly draw and sketch whenever and wherever I can.

Keep in touch with Stephen at:
https://twitter.com/charltonartist
http://www.stephencharlton.com/