SQUARE ONE: Fee Harding

Meet Fee, one of the artists for our Square One exhibition opening on 2nd of March.

Fee Harding creates art that blends pop culture, whimsical concepts and alluring images that begs the question, who did that? Someone I’m proud to claim as a Queenslander, Fee resides in the Sunshine Coast where works away at her lovely art, which you can see below. Come see her art in the flesh at our Square One exhibition on 2nd of March!

 

What is your occupation?

I’m a disability support worker and artist on the side.

Who would win in a fight, a taco or a grilled cheese sandwich?

Eep, both are yummo, ummm a taco because they are open to containing that element of surprise!

When did you first become interested in art?

I’ve always loved art. I use to have a red box which was full of felt pens, as a kid, it was magical to me :)

Who or what inspires you?

I’m inspired by cuteness, randomness, pop culture, nature and of course lots more :)

How would you describe your art?

Lots of girls! Inks, acrylics, pens and pencils. Light hearted and hopefully visually pretty.

Do you see themes in your work?

I love mixing up innocence and darkness. I’m a lover of love so you’ll always see a lot of sap as well :P

Do you work from home?

I work out in the community for my disability job and sprawl out across my pad when making art :)

What do you think of the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane in terms of it’s art community?

Eep, I’m going to answer this question horribly, having only been on the Sunshine Coast a few years I’ve been horribly shy at getting to know the art community up here and I’ve been equally unsuccessful with keeping up with the awesome-ness of the Brisbane art community, which I know is home to lots of rad artists.

When do you think you progressed from ‘square one’ as an artist?

When I stopped being so sensitive about my art and stopped worrying about other people’s potential judgments.

What does the term ‘square one’ mean to you?

I think square one is the moment before you put your art out there for other to see/judge/love. My words of advice is, please do, I promise you’ll likely discover fans rather than rotten tomatoes. These fans will also be gracious in providing ego boasts and inspire you to keep creating :) Win Win!

What do you have planned for 2012?

Lots more art and being involved in a super secret art installation project within the streets of Brisbane, my lips are sealed.

Claire


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