As you will hear in this episode, and I’m pretty sure I bring it up a lot, I have an issue with the prevalence of observable drawing ability in children as being a marker of future artistic talent. Imagine all the potentially great artists we’ve lost just because drawing may not have been their thing? Although this was the case for Sonia, thankfully, she kept close enough through photography, being a jazz vocalist and writing about artists significant to her, that she ended up one anyway – and as is often the case when having not been confined by art education, is a particularly good one at that!
It was nice to discover that many of our approaches seemed quite similar, particularly in terms of a growing need to utilise improvisation, valuing localism, and to connect with people as, rather than just through, the work itself. So totally makes sense why it was such a good time sharing our experiences, thoughts, lessons, and also concerns.
For more on Sonia Louise Davis please visit https://sonialouisedavis.com.