Miss Lotion at Soyal Gallery, Q&A with the Artist

Miss Lotion, a Danish artist showing her crazy-whimsical prints at Scottsdale's Soyal Gallery (click here for location details), works as a graphic artist to make ends meet.

But her graphic art (which you can buy as a tee shirt) isn't a far cry from her fine art (which you can buy as a print). Both feature highly imaginative creatures, landscapes, and human-like characters that look like they walked out of some strange dimension into bright swaths of color .

Be sure to check out her solo show while you still can (it closes Thursday, June 24) and, in the meantime, check out our Q&A with Miss Lotion after the jump.

Oh, and we know what you're wondering: Miss Lotion snagged the nickname while in art school because she has nice skin.

What's the best thing about your job?
I get to decide when I want to get up in the morning!

What's the worst thing about your job?
When you're a freelancer people tend to rely on you being avaliable all the time. Plus you never have a regularly [sic] income.

What's your favorite tee shirt design you've ever done?
I did one with a zombie on it, which was never used, sadly.

Where do you get the ideas for the figures -- are they fictional people or inspired by real life?
I think that's a mix of both. Some of them just pop out on the paper when I'm doodling, others may be based on specific situations in real life.

If they're fictional, do they have names or stories associated with them?
I'd like my viewers to imagine that themselves. And I think my figures can definitely speak for themselves, too.

How long have you been drawing?
Well, since I could hold a pen!

What's a childhood memory you have of drawing?
I used to draw a lot with my grandfather, who painted for a hobby, but was very talented. He always gave me his used envelopes to draw on.

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