I interviewed Allison Padilla-Alexander as part
of my blog project to high light creativity around us. She is a blend of an
aspiring fine artist/ craftswoman and a young graphic designer. A common
perception has been that creativity is different in the different art forms but
as Allison correctly identifies creativity is one and the same to every artform, it is just the medium that is different.
My involvement with the arts is represented by my drawings, craft projects and Graphic Designs using the computer.
Where do you get your creative ideas from to do your artwork?
I get my creative ideas for my artwork by brain storming, drawing thumb nails and sometimes by observing the environment and taking time to notice the unknown.
What do you think creativity is to a visual artist?
I think that creativity to a visual artist is much more than just seeing, it is more about forming and picturing an image in your mind and being able to execute the image in the way in which you visualize it.
What are the main differences if any between the creativity of a fine artist (drawing and painting) and a graphic designer?
I don't think there are any differences between a fine artist and a graphic designer’s creativity.The difference would stem from the different media by which they execute their artwork.
Do you as an artist think that creativity is any better achieved in any artform such as design vs a painter or dancer or musician?
I think that creativity has no limit. One can be critical of a piece of artwork from a designer or a painter, some might say that one is better than the other but that is a matter of personal preference and it is up to the eyes of the beholder to acknowledge the true creativity of the artists.