Profile of the Week: Iveta Autratová (posted May 14, 2012)

Welcome to Portfolio of the Week. We are delighted to present Iveta Autratová, from Brno in the Czech Republic.

Iveta's beautiful paintings have touched the hearts of many of us here at The Art Colony. Her animal paintings in particular often carry expressions that we can identify with and that hint at a real closeness to nature.

Please visit Iveta's gallery to see more of her lovely artwork. When you view Iveta's portfolio, be sure to click "View Full Size" below each piece or artwork to see it larger! http://community.art-is-fun.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?scre...

Please join us for this delightful interview with Iveta.

 

How would you describe your art?

My art is realism, full of colors, details and usually animals play the main role in it.

How long have you been an artist?

I do not know whether I am an artist, although I hope so :o).

I’ve been painting since I was a child, but I seriously have started a few years ago :o). As a child I had several pets like a tortoise, a dog, rabbits, cats, fish, lizards … and these were my models. My pictures were simple but full of love for animals.

 What is your favorite medium and why?

I like lots of mediums, but my favorite one is the pastel. It seems to me so beautiful! I am keen on using these brightening vibrant colors, which can be used for lots of different painting styles. I love the softness and lightness. I also can leave the work without any worries about the brushes or the colors on the palette.

How did you learn to draw/paint?

I am a self-taught artist, but I've been to several courses and I used to go to school for talented children.

When I started to work with acrylic, I decided to learn more about painting, so

I’ve been going to an evening course to learn to paint.

 

Who or what has influenced your art?

My father can paint very beautifully. He advised me and supported my talent when I was small, but my parents didn’t have enough money to make it possible for me to study art. I’ve read all the books by Gerrald Durrell—I love his humor, his talent and definitely his effort to protect animals! I even used to dream of having my own ZOO like him!

Among other artists who influenced me are Michael Lawes, Sally Strand, Robert Bateman and from my country Jan Dungel. I highly admire him—he is a Czech scientist of nature, an artist, an illustrator a traveler and very modest person :o). Also Libor Vojkůvka, who is a Czech artist.

Now that I am using this incredible Art colony I have lots of great and talented friends here who have influenced me too, and I am very happy with the opportunity!

What inspires you?

Everything. Beautiful colors, the sunrise, a particular mood, moments I find interesting, music, my friends, art, people I have met, animals, my children, my husband, traveling, the spring … loads of things :o)).

How do you make time for art?

I promised myself to paint almost every day, but it is impossible when you have a family, children, two dogs, a house, a garden and small pets at home :o))). However, my family supports me and I put in all the free time I have.

What is your favorite subject matter and why?

My favorite subject is animals. I like to let them live with people in their homes through my pictures, to bring them closer and to remind people they are here, too! I like to help to protect animals. They are incredible and we need them :o)).

 

Do you have any tips or advice for your fellow artists?

Be you, be patient, and believe in yourself!!!

 

My web site:  www.ivetaautratova.com

 

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You're STILL the TAC jewel, Iveta!!!!!

Love your art, Iveta, loved the interview!

Iveta, I am always amazed by your artwork.  It's truly beautiful! Your love of animals shines through in your work. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us in this interview!

Your work never ceases to amaze me!! I love to come in the gallery and find something new you have posted.

I've really enjoyed reading your profile Iveta you are very talented & all your art is so beautiful.  You  are a lovely person encouraging others with their art thank-you for your friendship & all the encouragement you have given to me.                                             I love all your pictures & always look forward to seeing your new work, Lyn x

Iveta,  We are all so blessed that you share your talents with all of us here at The Art Colony, you are as kind and generous as you are a talented "ARTIST"!   You should scream it out loud because your are a wonderful and talented artist! I'm sure everyone here would agree. XO Maureen

Meg, You did an awesome job putting together Iveta's interview. It must have been hard to choose which works to highlight! I love the triptych style you used to show case some of Iveta's art.  Great job, Maureen

Meg Mackenzie said:

Iveta, thank you so much for sharing your art and interview with us. I do enjoy your work. The animals in particular seem to have so much character. And your geisha paintings have inspired a lot of artists on The Art Colony to "have a go". I do like the beautiful pastel picture of grapes that you have done - the way you have painted the light with the pastels is breathtaking! My favourite image of all, however, is the drawing of Luisa, your daughter's pet mouse. It's a charming artwork from a lovely perspective. I hope that members will take the time to visit your gallery http://community.art-is-fun.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?scre... and website and see more of your amazing art.

OMG, your work is absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!!  I LOVE it all!!!

I appreciate all you had to say in your interview. You are exceptional artist. I love your work! Glad you are in the colony and glad to be your friend.

Mike Ivey

Magnificent portfolio my friend :)

Dear Meg, you´ve prepared so beautiful interview!!! Great work my friend!!!! Thank you for your lovely words!!!! It is a great honour for me to be here!!!!!!!! I also like to thank you to all our moderators, I love this pages!! It is huge support and there are lovely peoples, THANK YOU for this great idea!!!!!

Meg Mackenzie said:

Iveta, thank you so much for sharing your art and interview with us. I do enjoy your work. The animals in particular seem to have so much character. And your geisha paintings have inspired a lot of artists on The Art Colony to "have a go". I do like the beautiful pastel picture of grapes that you have done - the way you have painted the light with the pastels is breathtaking! My favourite image of all, however, is the drawing of Luisa, your daughter's pet mouse. It's a charming artwork from a lovely perspective. I hope that members will take the time to visit your gallery http://community.art-is-fun.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?scre... and website and see more of your amazing art.

My dear friends,my art-mates!!!!

You cannot imagine how happy I feel reading your reactions!!!!

So warm and honesty words!!!! I have to improve my English because I find out that I do not know enough words to THANK YOU!!

Meg, Ev, Sudha, Thaneeya, Christina, John, Lyn, Maureen, Raven, Mike, Tirtha!! I wish to meet all of you just now and hug you!!! You can support me and give me inspiration, talk about life and if I need I  know you help me! Meg, love your work! John, your art is very inspirational for me,.. the book is great, I also love the Geraldś childhood in Corfu :o). Ev I am "proud" :o))),  your art is lovely, I love the colors you´ve use! Sudha, your pictures are so cute and gentle! Thaneeya, I cannot imagine how can you manage to paint so lovely and colorful doodles, they are so beautiful and detailed!!!! Christina, love your detailed drawings, amazing!! Lyn your flowers and animals are incredible! Maureen, love your beautiful, imaginative works! Raven, love the colours and drawings! Mike, your incredible pictures are breathtaking! Tirtha, I feel your deep love for music in your beautiful pictures, they are so harmonic!

THANK YOU MY FRIENDS!!!!

Iveta. . . all I can say is you are amazing. . . such fantastic slices of your world that you share with us on TAC. .. Many blessings.

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