Q&A amongst Annie Sloan

With the Vancouver Home + Design Show happening this weekend, nosotros are looking forrad to checking out a few of their special pattern celebrity guests who’ll endure making appearances.  One of them beingness Annie Sloan, i of the world’s most respected experts inwards the plain of decorative painting.  We sent Annie a mini interview questionnaire via e-mail this week, in addition to here’s what she had to nation almost her see hither in addition to what is inspiring her correct now.  But get-go her bio.

Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 pioneer of the painted slice of furniture craze, Annie Sloan has brought color to countless lives amongst her laid-back, lively approach to painting. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 trained painter in addition to pigment expert, Annie transformed the agency nosotros process slice of furniture amongst her ain draw of decorative Chalk Paint™. Annie shares her passion for paradigm in addition to decorating inwards wide brushstrokes, in addition to through her best-selling books.

Dyed fabric: Curtains are made of quondam French linen sheets dyed amongst Aubusson Chalk Paint™ (diluted amongst water).

1 ) Tell us a petty flake almost you. Where did yous develop or report in addition to what led yous to the path yous currently are on?
I trained inwards England at fine art schoolhouse in addition to and hence academy studying for vii years altogether! I ended amongst a Masters Degree. After this I came out into the the world eyes blinking inwards the brilliant sunshine, in addition to wondered where I was. Being inwards an academic environs was lovely but inwards a rattling cloistered world. So I began to holler back of my get-go dear which was painting! I began to await at the agency untrained people relate to color in addition to their surroundings. I looked at quondam run both inwards grand houses in addition to inwards the farms. I was rattling inspired yesteryear the agency people, non artists convey used pigment over the centuries.

2) We loved your book, Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture in addition to More – in addition to peculiarly your make of Chalk Paint™ – tin yous tell us what you’re excited almost currently inwards your pattern world?
I holler back it is the re-emergence of Folk Art – this fourth dimension from Eastern Europe in addition to peradventure kitsch PRC inwards particular, the inspiration of modern fine art inwards mid twentieth century modern painted 1950s slice of furniture in addition to the agency the urban warehouse is combining amongst the chateau look.

3) What designers/makers/architects, etc exercise yous await upward to, are influenced yesteryear or inspire you?
I dear looking at fashion from the yesteryear in addition to straightaway inwards detail correct at this minute!

4) Where else exercise yous push clit inspiration from?
Art, fine art in addition to to a greater extent than art, from Warhol to Watteau. Really every menstruation of art. Old wearing clothing in addition to adverts are also a big influence along amongst the lifestyle of France. We convey a work solid at that spot in addition to I nevertheless uncovering it inspiring afterwards all these years!

5) Any sneak peeks or plans yous tin portion of novel or hereafter things on the go?
Now that would endure telling wouldn’t it! There are hence many things happening. So many plans in addition to ideas that are all inwards the pot, or hence almost cooked in addition to or hence only seat in. Can I decease on yous posted?

Painted metal: wall sconce

6) We await forrad to your appearance at the Vancouver Home + Design Show, tin yous give us a preview a flake of what you’ll endure sharing?
I desire to present how rattling versatile Chalk Paint™ is hence I’ll present or hence fabrics that are dyed, painted metal, painted upholstery, equally good equally how the pigment goes guide onto forest without needing priming or sanding. I promise to exercise a rustic await in addition to a to a greater extent than polish modern await or peradventure a launder too, if at that spot is time!

Thank yous Annie, nosotros dear what yous do!

Annie’s book, Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture in addition to More was late reviewed on .  You tin come across a preview almost it here in addition to is available here in addition to click here for a listing of Canadian stockists for Annie’s paints in addition to supplies.

You tin come across Annie Sloan this weekend at the Vancouver Home + Design Show  which starts Thursday, Oct 17th – 20th, 2013 at BC Place, Vancouver, B.C. More information at vancouverhomeanddesignshow.com.

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