In general, what does being an artist mean to you?
Artists, in a broader sense, are just those special people who are blessed or cursed to experience stronger feelings than non-artists. Relieving those feelings by taking them out as artistic expression is a pleasure only artists can relate to. Being an artist is definitely not easy, but it really is rewarding.
What mediums and brands do you prefer working with?
Mediums are just like toys for artists. There are definitely favorites, but there is always room for new ones as well. Each medium has a different purpose and a different outcome. I've already worked with pencil, charcoal, acrylics, oils... even polyester resin if that can be considered a medium. I love technology, too... love digital painting and photo manipulation.