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What Makes You You? The answers act as an inspiration for the artist Sally Sheinman to do a unique ipad image – a new kind of portraiture.

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I don’t really believe in myself so this is a hard question! but I feel that there’s a larger consciousness within which individuals act as receivers, transformers and transmitters of energies and images, so the feeling of this state is what helps me make my paintings.
inspired by Kirsten Glass

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I am a mother of three and grandmother of three girls. My family has always been important and making secure foundations has been a priority. Then I can paint. On the outside I am quite ordinary and people are quite surprised by the unique paintings and imaginative storytelling. I am shy and prefer to be in the background. All group photographs tend to show me on the middle to back row, often to the left and slightly hidden by the person in front. Although I organised a French/UK exchange recently and I was firmly centre stage in a group photo. I was OK about it. I established studios comprising of 18 spaces over eleven years ago. They are closing next month for a number of reasons. Many of the artists have been there for the duration so it will be sad. But I know I have given it my absolute best so I’m OK. As long as my conscience is good I’m OK. My career is going well but this also makes me nervous. I don’t handle the pressure well and tend to return to my shell. Also i don’t make the best work under pressure.
A few years ago I made the decision to slow down the process and the work has more tedious, decorative elements combined with gestural marks. This process isn’t good when galleries want more of your work when you are producing less! I have lots of different groups of friends but I’m also happy with my own company. I have a shed at the bottom of my garden where I paint. This is my oasis. I will miss my studio in Long Eaton but I think I will cope. I will get another space in Nottingham eventually as I will miss those conversations you can only have with other artists

inspired by Jackie Berridge

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I wrote about me being me because of my heritage and of the many experiences I’ve had. Experiences that have come to me either by choice or by random events. I live both by the fear and the love of the unexpected. I thrive, at times, by stepping outside of myself and then to gaze back within myself and to marvel at worlds that I hadn’t entirely engaged with. I scan through old family photographs and regret how short each and all our lives are. Evidence of which show how illogical parts of my psyche all appear to be.
inspired by Howard Grey

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Music, love and affectionate relationships teach me a lot and inspire me to do something. Poetry and cinema also play a big role in finding me myself. Also, great artists that I have interacted with, the way they think has registered somewhere in mind. All this could be me as far as I am feeling at the moment.
inspired by Jayant B. Joshi