Interview with Realistic Painter Kit King

How did you get started doing what you do?
I was born into it. With two artist parents, it would have been unnatural to not get started in the arts.

How would you describe your creative style?
“All over the place” haha.
Too much to paint, and not enough time to paint it all. So it’s constantly evolving.
My art portfolio is basically one massive inconsistent transparent mishmash that documents where I’m at in my life.

 

What is art to you?
Art is life. Art is my breath, my escape, my happy place. Art is my own safe haven in a hectic world. It’s where I go to hide from it all, and is also where I go to enjoy it all.

 

How do you keep motivated?
It’s not even a matter of finding motivation. Art is just something I do and have always done like breathing.

What do you hope to accomplish with your work?
To make it through this life alive.

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What, if anything, would you tell your younger self?
Everything you’re going through will all be for something. Keep hanging in there.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
Do not, under any circumstances, eat yellow snow.

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Any words of wisdom to aspiring artists who want to pursue a similar career?
Paint for the process- not the outcome. Pursue passion- not perfection.
People will love what you do and people will loathe what you do, so you might as well just “do you”, and actually make it an enjoyable journey for yourself.

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What are your thoughts on art school?
I’m sure you can learn a ton from art school, but it depends on what you want to take from art, and where you want to go with it that should determine whether or not it’s for you.
For me I couldn’t imagine being “taught” art. It’s one of the only free things in this world and I’ve personally gained so much from having the artistic process be 100% my own journey, untainted from outside influence. Whether I make it big, or die a nobody, I spent my life doing what I loved, and I didn’t need student debt to make that possible.

 

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What’s your dream project?
I’d really love to fuse art and design. Work on projects that meld fine art with interior design to make functional works of art. I’d love to do that alongside my husband, Oda.

How could the art industry become better in your opinion?
If people had less opinions. Haha
Honestly, I’d love to see more openness to just accept the things that have been created without everyone being a critic. More empathy to put yourself in the creators’ shoes to truly understand the art, rather than breaking it down to scrutinize it… But that’s just my opinion hahah.

You can find Kit King on Instagram (@Kit_King) as well as on Facebook (@Kit.King.Art).
You can find our Art Blog, Jung Katz on Instagram and Facebook as well.

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