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Artist Highlight: Jess Kaufman

Jess Kaufman

Email: [email protected]

Art related questions:

  1. At what age did you know you were going to become an artist?
    Haven’t reached that age yet, but I’ve loved art since I was just a wee lass.
  2. How long have you been selling your art?
    I don’t sell my art, but I did make and sell copper jewelry for about 15 years.
  3. What is your favourite medium to practice in?
    Mmmmm right now its painting, but I’m a real dabbler.
  4. How would you describe your studio/workspace?
    AMAZING. There’s almost anything I could want to play with – paint, clay, printmaking, mixed media… tons of books, big tables, and lovely people flowing through the doors!
  5. Where can people purchase your art?
    Lol – it ain’t for sale.

Fun Questions:

  1. What was your favourite place to travel to?
    Probably to New Zealand – there are no animals to eat you or poison you! Care-free camping!
  2. What was the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?  
    Worst was a $700 “investment” of binders to teach me how to buy liens in the USA. Best is ongoing purchases for Lupine!
  3. What’s the dumbest way you’ve been injured?
    I’m such scaredy cat that I rarely do things that I might injure myself…
  4. Do you listen to podcasts and if so, what’s your favourite?
    I don’t really listen to them that often, but I really like the Freakonomics one.
  5. What’s one of your nicknames?
    Any variation of Huddlepuppy – Huddle, pup, puppy, etc
  6. What’s your favorite cookie?
    Bird’s Nest, or anything chocolate
  7. If someone asked to be your apprentice and learn all that you know, what would you teach them first?
    Very first? How to tape down their paper!