Interview: Artist Alice Nucifora
Creative Drinks: What do you do in the creative space?
Alice: I do a lot of commission. So I have little business cards and Iâ€™ve started setting up websites. I do commissions on the side to get money where I can. And then sketching wherever I can, in my spare time.
Creative Drinks: So you an artist? A drawer?
Alice: Yeah. I kind of say Iâ€™m an artist, I’m hoping when studying calms down I can do big projects again, because I really like them. But in the meantime, if I get any offers, I’ll just do whatever.
Creative Drinks: What sort of style would you say your work is in?
Alice: I really like realism. I got really stuck into it, still lifes, portraits. I really like faces. And painting and drawing and sketching and stuff, that sort of deal. Sometimes I like making it kind of surreal, but still realistic.
Creative Drinks: What tools do you use?
Alice: Painting. I really like acrylic and Iâ€™ve started getting into water colour. I try to mess around with as many mediums as I possibly can. So sketching, Iâ€™ve even got calligraphy ink and play around with that too.
Creative Drinks: What do you hope to get from participating in Creative Drinks?
Alice: I really want to get out there more! At the moment, a lot of people are “Why arenâ€™t you studying art?” and it’s just so many things that I want to do with my life and I keep thinking “I really want to stick with art” but it’s just really hard to get out there if youâ€™re not doing an art course and the people arenâ€™t getting you out there through the course. So Iâ€™m really just hoping to get more exposure, so that I can take up more commissions and maybe even feature my own artworks at a bigger gallery. Just get better known.
Creative Drinks: What other artists inspire you, or even, who do you just like?
Alice: I really like older painters. I donâ€™t know if I have a painter in particular, but just looking at some of the realism and the amount of detail that can be put into a lot of those Renaissance sort of art.
Creative Drinks: Do you do a series of things? Or do you go in all sorts of different directions at once?
Alice: Itâ€™s kind of a bit of both. I mean, when Iâ€™m in a sort of situation, I generally look out for people because thatâ€™s just my favourite thing to draw and its what I know best to do. But sometimes if Iâ€™m bored, Iâ€™ll just draw whatever is in front of me, maybe set it up so itâ€™s kind of like a still life.
Creative Drinks: People watch television for hours on end. Do you instead draw?
Alice: Sometimes. I mean, sometimes when the mood strikes. When I was in high school, I used to do it constantly. Unfortunately, lifeâ€™s got a lot busier lately but if I had nothing to do? Yeah, I would be content just to sit and draw for hours.
What?Â Young At Art, Hosted by Creative Drinks
When?Â 6pm, 8 August 2013
Where?Â Fringe Bar, Fortitude Valley
How much?Â $15 online
More info?Â Buy ticketsÂ online