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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Interview with Georgie Tier

q)Let's start with the basics; what's your full name, where do you live, and how old are you?

a)My full name is Georgina Tier, but I use ‘Georgie’ . I live in Brighton on Englands South Coast. I am 40 years old….

q) Do you have any formal training?

a)I went to Art College 20 years ago, and studied Furniture design, although I never worked in that field! As far as my art is concerned I am self taught

q) Did the place you grew up in influence your image making?

a)I grew up in a very Victorian family. Sex was never mentioned! I guess maybe that explains my art to some extent!

q) How do you come up with your concepts?

a)I don’t really know where the ideas come from, they just seem to be there. Sometimes the title arrives first and sometimes it’s the image.

q) Describe your creations in a clear, concise and understandable sentence. What do you call them?

a)I call my work “Sexy Fun Art, for Sensual Souls”.




q)What other mediums would you like to explore in your image making?

a)I’d love to make stain glass panels of my erotic designs. I’m too busy to study at the moment,
But when I have time I will do a course.

q)What is the best time in the day for you to work on a project? Is there one, or is it more about the environment -- maybe the right mood?

a)I work when the ideas are there. I have learnt that I can’t force it. If the ideas are coming, then I’ll draw and paint exclusively – sometimes for days on end, other times it’s just a quick 5min sketch. I never fret and worry over ideas.

q) What are your artistic influences?...and …generally who or what influences you the most?

a)I adore Picasso – especially during the 1930’s . My friend and mentor is Julian Murphy,
He is a really talented artist and a superb draughtsman. The sculptures of Henry Moore and
The drawings of Beardsley are also a big influence.

q) What is your next project?Exhibition?Collaboration?

a)Throughout June I will be exhibiting with my dear friend and fellow artist Carolyn Weltman
Our show is in the heart of Manhattan and is entitled “Two English Broads”
After that I will returning to the Porn In Art Museum for my second show with them called Girls On Top .



q)What are your plans for the future?

a)I will be opening my own gallery in August, and that will be a great experience for me.
I am also hoping to collaborate with a London based fashion designer . We have an idea for some really funky T-shirts.

q)Are there some web sites that You would like to recomend? Artists, art communities, xxx,...!?

a)Check out my friend Carolyn Weltmans work at
www.artforengineers.com
Also I recommend the following
www.britishmuseumoferoticart.com
www.lovechess.nl/artoflove/
www.porninart.ch
www.ameanet.org



q)What sort of music do you listen to?

a)I listen to the radio all day, but I’m not really in to any particular music. I just sing along to everything loudly and out of tune.

q)Do you collect anything?If so what?

a)I must admit that I hate clutter. I don’t really attach emotions to possessions.

q)What do you do for fun?

a)Walk my dogs – Spy the Doberman and Sherrif the Jack Russell
Drink wine with my husband
Long bike rides and the odd bit of dodgy roller blading .



q)Any advice you can pass onto aspiring artists/designers?

a)Do it, don’t talk about it.
Learn to be good at PR – no one can promote you better than yourself.

q)Your contacts…

a)
www.Georgietier.com
georgietierartist@yahoo.co.uk
www.myspace.com/georgietier

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