Enquiring Minds Want to Know
September 17, 2014
One of our favorite exclusive artists, Shirley Williams, was recently interviewed by Genevieve Parker Hill, author of "Minimalist Living" for an upcoming book. You can read a snippet below, or get the full article here.Browse Shirley Williams Prints >
As an artist, there are certain questions people are always curious to know. When author Genevieve Parker Hill recently asked to interview me for her upcoming book, I was thrilled. She's currently writing about artists and writers who make a living from their creative work. What follows is an excerpt from her interview which will be featured in her book.
Q: Was there a point in your life when you made a decision or commitment to pursue your art as a career?
A: While I was growing up, my Dad was in the Canadian military. Our family spent a total of six years in Europe with NATO. Living in France and Germany in my teen years gave me a uniquely valuable experience. There was no art in our house, but my parents enjoyed traveling and we visited nearly all the museums in Europe. Art and history were everywhere and I fell madly in love with all of it. It sounds like a cliché, but at 13 years old I met 'Mona Lisa' at the Louvre and was awestruck. This was before line-ups, velvet ropes and bulletproof glass so I was able to get within inches of this amazing painting …
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