Artist Spotlight - Kia Johns
𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨?
Hi, I’m Kia - I’m a watercolor and graphic artist from juneau Alaska. My style incorporates natural motifs, geometric designs, and fine detail work.
𝐖𝐡𝐨/𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮?
I’m inspired by my outdoor passions - fishing, hiking, skiing, whale-watching and mountain top camping. I love incorporating a little bit of whimsical magic into my watercolors, inspired by snowy sunsets in the backcountry, cabin adventures and living around beautiful mountains.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬?
My favorite moment in the process is when I add the little details and see a piece finally come to life in front of my eyes. Sometimes I start with a fully thought out plan, and other times, I wing it - watching those unplanned ideas take form are definitely some of my favorite moments.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐩𝐢𝐞𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬?
Make a lot of work. Fill as many sketchbooks as you can. Let you mind wander and be easy on yourself. You never know when a sketch or idea can inform a later piece or take you in a whole new direction!
Ha! Let me know when you figure that out, will you? No, but seriously, I’m working on a few design projects for a couple businesses in Southeast and watercolor painting as much as I can. I’m hoping to be able to have a show of my watercolor works this spring or summer!
https://kiajohnsart.com/ | https://www.instagram.com/kiajohnsart/