Georgia Hill

All the way from the land down under, we give you Georgia Hill. This unique and amazing artist from Sydney, Australia will not only blow you away with her art, but will also leave you thinking about her message from every piece that she creates. 
Her art ranges from abstract to bold, as she also incorporates monochromatic style on some of them. Needless to say, her brilliant visions were executed properly through paintingare thought provoking and definitely worth spending your money on. Get to know more about Georgia Hill from this exclusive interview that we had with her.
 
An Interview with Georgia Hill
 
APA: What is the root/birth/foundation of your creativity… how did you get started?
Georgia: I've been painting and drawing since I was young, then detoured to study Visual Communications at university. I did quite well but I realised pretty quickly I wasn't so passionate about design, and I'm lucky that while elements of it inform my work, I moved into working as an artist very soon after graduating. 
I'm really excited about creating bold, powerful works that create this chance to reflect on what shapes us all, as we move through environments and time physically and mentally. I forced myself to really think about what I want my artwork to do for myself and also for other people, so the more I focus on this the more things seem to work out.
APA: What advice would you give to other aspiring artists?
Georgia: I think it's really important to get stuck in and just start making your own work, whether it 'fits in' or not. Personally, when I started painting and quite often today, my artwork often doesn't 'fit' a category exactly. I think it's more important to create works you're proud of, or at the very least you feel things moving forward, than being worried about who will see it, talk about it, or try to define it. 
APA: What is one mistake every artist should avoid?
Georgia: I don't think there are mistakes you can really avoid -  different processes and approaches let you look at yourself and how you might need to adjust in your own ways. It's pretty exciting this work is so self-directed, but that means you also have to check in and think about where you really want it to lead too. 
APA: What do you do to keep going when you are not motivated or inspired to create?
Georgia: I try to give myself some time off, whether that's a forced break or just trying to get away from painting and my studio for a few hours. I need space to kind be mentally blank, and get some distance from work and take my time coming back to it, so I'm learning to be a bit easier on myself and know when to push and know when to chill out.
APA: What is the most challenging part about being an artist?
Georgia: It's a bit of a weird/amazing time where this work is actually supporting me, but I also have places I want to push it and try out different things - I'm realising this work is much more about the process rather than ticking boxes. It's a constant juggle of trying to make work that is personally rewarding and not focus on all the other moving parts and opinions around it. 
APA: What is the best part about creating art?
Georgia: I love that when I stopped working in graphic design and pushed my art and illustration I felt like I was allowed to fully subscribe to the way I see things - that creative work shouldn't always be about trends or a sure thing. I think any creative work needs to challenge yourself first and hopefully others along the line (which takes a bit of reminding in my own mind!). So it's impacted not just how I feel about the world but how I look at it too.
APA: What is your creative process like?
Georgia: It changes quite a bit - I kind of reset and create new textures, approaches, phrases, almost like a deck of elements I'm feeling and that are getting me closer to a point. I then work through these in artworks and murals and get pretty busy with the scale and composition, but also get to a point I'm almost over the work and need to go and reset it again. I like that I have a period of play and experimenting, then a period of working without thinking too intensely about things should fit, they just fall into place, but then when it gets too easy I get bored of my own work.
APA: Who do you wish you could meet for the first time again?
Georgia: That's a really interesting one - so often I find the people that stay in my life and mean a lot to me didn't actually have the biggest impact when I met them the first time. There are some people I'd like to meet again knowing what they mean to me now, but time doesn't work that way!
APA: What’s one thing that you don’t know that you want to learn?
Georgia: Haha, there's too much! I really want to learn more languages, fabricating works on a bigger scale, way more things in the studio from prepping works to different mediums - I keep carving out a bit of time to do it so I'll get there eventually!
Follow Georgia Hill on all of her social media accounts listed below and feel free to also visit her website www.georgiahill.com.au
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