Today we’d like to introduce you to Lindsay Boehmler.
Lindsay, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Originally from Woodstock, GA, I moved to Houston, TX about 4 years ago. As a young girl I was always drawing or painting something (mostly some kind of animal). For the longest time I thought I wanted to pursue a career as a Veterinarian. That changed when I realized I would be way too emotional for that or would end up being that person taking in every stray animal.
When I went to college I was able to explore all the different styles of art and fell in love. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and minored in Marketing. I have been working full time as a graphic designer in the care delivery industry.
It wasn’t until Christmas a few years ago that I started to get the itch to pick up the paintbrush again. I was in need of a couple gift ideas for family members so I chose to paint something for them. One of the paintings had their favorite animal and the other one of their dogs. Afterwards, I started to get so many requests from people who saw my artwork and wanting their own painting. I had no idea I would get so much love and support from my art. It gave me the confidence and drive I needed to realize that “I can do it all!” That’s where it all started, and it hasn’t stopped since. My story continues as I am a graphic designer by day and painter by night – wouldn’t change it for the world!
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I have always loved animals, nature and to travel. These are the main influences that continue to inspire my art. If I am not working, I am painting. If I am not working or painting, I am traveling and enjoying nature! I love to try and see new things. In my artwork, I am always trying new things. I guess you can call me a mixed media artist. I mostly use watercolor, ink, and acrylics to create depth and drama to my paintings. The unique abstract details and odd color choices I use on my work symbolize that you should always look at things in different perspective and see how colorful the world can be! Through my artwork, I hope to move, reveal and inspire people to seek a deeper understanding of the world and whom we share it with.
Artists face many challenges, but what do you feel is the most pressing among them?
The need of validation of any artist’s talent or artwork is something we all need to get over. Confidence is key in all this once you find your groove be proud of it! If people see how much you believe in your passion they will believe it too. The art world is continuously changing, and I think for the better. We need to embrace the changes in our society and use them to our advantage as artists. Instagram is an inspiring platform where artists can express themselves and share their work and personality in multiple ways. Your own personal gallery that you can share with the world and be somewhere else completely different! It takes time to build your online supporters, but you will find other emerging supportive artists and business opportunities through it.
I will end it with one of my favorite quotes: “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I sell and show my work through various outlets, including Facebook, Instagram, Etsy and my website (lindsayboehmlerart.com). To keep up with my new artwork and what I am up to you should follow me on my Instagram page (@lindsayboehmler_art). I am always keeping that up to date. You can contact me through any of my social media accounts, my website, or by e-mail at email@example.com for any questions or inquires. I am always open to take custom commission orders and I also sell various prints of past work.
- Website: www.lindsayboehmlerart.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindsayboehmler_art/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LindsayBoehmlerART/
Cameron Scheps, photo credit for the image of me at the showcase.