Upper Valley Artists – Share Your Work With A Wider Audience

Amy Fortier, a local artist and blogger at ( is collecting artist profiles for a weekly showcase of creatives for her blog beginning in August.

Artists interested in participating are asked to answer 15 – 20 questions so people can get to know you, and to submit 3-5 photographs so readers can see your work. If you are the kind of person who likes to have a deadline, Amy is hoping to have several profiles in hand by July 21st.

Submit questions and photos to:

Artist Profile Questions

Bio and History

Provide your artist bio or statement [This can be your current artist statement or just a very casual introduction to who you are and what you do.]

How did you get started with art? Have you had any training?

When did you first define yourself as an artist?

Do you make art for a living? If so, for how long have you been about to do that? What jobs have you had other than being an artist? If you don’t make your living doing art, what do you do in “real life”?

How much time do you spend doing art?

How do you work? Do you have a routine?

Where do you work? What is your studio/space like? [If you have a picture I’d love to include it.]

What are your passions outside of art? What’s something non-creative that you do to balance and recharge?


What medium/media do you use? Why do you like it/them?

What medium have you tried that you don’t like?

If you had only one kind of art supply to use for the rest of your life, what would it be?

What do you do with pieces you don’t like?

Creation and Inspiration

Where do you get your ideas? How do you get started on a piece? How do you know when you’re done?

What/who inspires you?

What’s the best thing about being an artist? What’s the worse?

What makes you unique as an artist?

How do you get past a creative block?

What is your dream project?

What are your fears as an artist?

What’s the best piece of advice (or a quote) you’ve been given regarding art and creativity?

About Art and Artists

What do people not realize about being an artist?

What do you think are the qualities that define an artist?

What do you admire in other artists?

Is there an artist you particularly admire/emulate/enjoy? Why?

Sharing Your Art

Do you accept commissions? What is the process for working with you to create a custom piece?

Do you offer classes/workshops? If so, what kind and where?

Where is your favorite place to take a class/workshop (locally or otherwise)?

Where can we find you/your work? (Website(s), Facebook, Stores, Galleries, Instagram etc…)

What other local artist(s) should I contact to be featured on DailyUV? [Please provide contact information if you have it.]


Please provide 3 – 5 pictures for the article. They can be pictures of you, your work, your work space, or other things you mention in your “interview.”