Hummel - Marconi
Each month, ATGhousing.com will interview an Artist and showcase a few
examples of their work.
We're very excited that our good friend Debbie Hummel-Marconi agreed to be our first "Featured Artist"!
Please see our Q&A below and be sure to visit Debbie's website at
ATG: Who are you, where are you from, and where do you live?
originally from Columbus, Ohio and now residing in Bonita Springs, Florida.
ATG: Which Art Festivals do you attend? (or the top 3 that you enjoy)
St. Armands, Sarasota, Delray Beach, and Alexandria, Virginia
ATG: Why art?
Why not? It is my passion. I am self-taught and have never had any instruction in the field.
Anything that I do is God-given. I plan to make the most of it.
ATG: How is your personality reflected in your work?
I have never taken life too seriously and love to see people smile and laugh.
I convey this through my art.
ATG: How do you overcome creative blocks?
There comes a time when you just need to step away and do something else.
Clear your head. The creative block eventually crumbles.
ATG: What art do you most identify with?
Figurative, whimsical work. Art that tells a story.
ATG: What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?
The laughter my family shared.
ATG: What themes do you pursue?
Anything that can convey a story. Art that talks.
ATG: What inspires you?
ATG: What is your most inspirational place?
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, a place where the air is full of oxygen and
being surrounded by natural habitat.
ATG: Professionally, what’s your goal?
Hahahaha! To sell every painting before I die.
ATG: Personally, what’s your goal?
To stay healthy and keep on painting.
ATG: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Do not pay attention to negative comments, you can succeed.
ATG: What's the best piece of advice you can give?
Follow your heart.
If it is your passion and makes you happy, go for it.
God gave everyone a talent. Find and follow yours.
We only have one life to live, make the most of it.