Interview: Misheel – 11 year old Artist

Today, we’d like to welcome 11 year old abstract artist, Misheel to Jung Katz!

Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do?
I’m an American artist originally from Ohio. I draw, paint, and go to school. I started painting in 2003 when I was one.

abstract child painter MisheelHow did you get started doing what you do?
I started drawing my parents, cars, and cartoon characters. These were kind of abstract because my hand-eye coordination wasn’t very good. I started painting in my father’s studio, playing with paints. I liked mixing colors together with paint or crayons because I liked looking at all the layers.

What’s your inspiration?
I’m inspired by my environment- things that I see around me, picture books, and other artists. When I see a tube of paint I think- What can I make with that color?

abstract child painter MisheelWhat does your typical day look like?
I wake up, stumble downstairs, eat breakfast, stumble back upstairs, brush my teeth, get ready for school, go to school, come back from school, listen to music while I do homework and draw one or two pictures, eat dinner, brush my teeth, get ready for bed, and go to sleep. I sleep in on weekends and read all the time.

What do you hope to accomplish with your work?
I’d like for people to enjoy my work.

abstract child painter MisheelWhat are your thoughts on art school?
I would like to check it out.

abstract child painter MisheelWhat’s your dream project?
To make a really big painted mural on a wall inside a school. I read a book that told about how Frida Kahlo saw Diego Rivera painting a mural in her school, and I thought- That’s a good way for people to see a person’s work.

What art supplies do you use?
I use a regular HB pencil a lot, sometimes an 8B or 9B pencil made by Faber-Castell, and a Pentel Clic eraser. I also use Faber-Castell watercolor pencils, SoHo acrylics, cotton canvas, and all kinds of brushes.

abstract child painter Misheelabstract child painter MisheelAny other artists that you would like to recommend for others to check out as well?
Jasper Latane
Kumi Yamashita
David Kadas
Ben Javens
Alex Katz
Gerhard Richter

Keep up with Misheel’s lastest creations by following her on Tumblr!



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