I recently revisited Nan Lawson's great shop and blog...which got me thinking...I had to share her great art. We sat down (via email) and I asked Nan some questions:
My first memories of creating are back in kindergarten. When do you remember beginning to "draw little drawings and paint little paintings"?
Nan: I've been drawing as long as I can remember and my earliest memory was at day care when I was really young. There, I would sit and draw horses all day. I remember being particularly proud of how well I drew their legs and faces. I'd love to see those drawings today.
I have recently become a fan of Sunday afternoon picnics in the park. What is your favorite day of the week and why?
Nan: My favorite day has to be Saturday, especially waking up in the morning with the whole work week behind me and the whole weekend ahead. My boyfriend Michael and I usually go get breakfast at our favorite coffee shop and plan the rest of our day. I look forward to it all week.
I am from a small town in South Georgia. Where are you originally from?
Nan: I was born in Virginia, but I grew up in Massachusetts, living in several towns within the Boston area. I went to school in Upstate New York at Syracuse University where I studied Film. Upon graduating Michael and I moved out to Los Angeles where we currently live in a hip, funky, and artistic area known as Silverlake.
What is your favorite creation or photograph you have taken (I noticed your lovely pictures)? And what makes it special to you?
Nan: My favorite creation... so hard to choose! I guess I can narrow it down to a couple. My illustration "Autumn Boy" is one of my favorites mostly because I really cemented my style of drawing characters with him. I also love my Royal Typewriter drawing, I think my shop hit a real turning point when I added that first ink drawing.