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Mobile Artists on Their Artistry – Interview with Patty Larson from Monterrey, Mexico

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We are delighted to publish the fifth of our new styled interview entitled ‘Mobile Artists on Their Artistry’. Within this interview, we ask highly successful mobile artists twenty questions about their backgrounds, their work, social media, how Covid-19 has influenced their creative life and so much more…

Today, we are proud to publish our latest interview with highly imaginative and talented artist, Patty Larson. She has been working with her iPhone for many years and has exhibited her art in Europe, the United States and Latin America.

To read the others in this series, please go here.

How would you introduce yourself to someone who doesn’t know your work?

I am Patricia Larson, proudly Mexican from the city of Monterrey, N.L., I started in digital art when I bought my first iPhone 5, all my works are a mixture of photography, editing and drawing using various apps.  I have participated in many exhibitions in Europe, the United States and some Latin American countries.

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‘Miss France’ ©Patty Larson

What name do you use within social media and was this a conscious decision?

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‘Bikini II’ ©Patty Larson

What kind of family did you grow up in?

In a close-knit family, I am the youngest of 6.

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‘La Mascara’ ©Patty Larson

Did your childhood influence your ideas about creativity?

Yes, when I was a little girl I made comics, I had a small notebook, I only showed them to my mother.  I still have it!

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‘Parrot’ ©Patty Larson

Did your parents support your creativity?

Yes.

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‘Geisha’ ©Patty Larson

When was the first time you knew you wanted to be an artist?

Until I turned 40 I discovered that I had a lot of creativity, so I decided to start and I loved it and could not stop creating.

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‘Red’ ©Patty Larson

What is creativity to you?

It is a way of expressing my ideas, desires, thoughts into a work.  When I see a my work finished, sometimes only I can understand it.  But it is something very gratifying for me.

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‘The Zig Zag Box’ ©Patty Larson

What did you do before (if appropriate) becoming an artist?

I worked in a bank for many years, and currently I’m working in real estate administration.

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‘Planetas’ ©Patty Larson

Where are you most creative?

Full-time.  I never stop creating.

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‘Retrato’ ©Patty Larson

What inspires you?

Many things, my children, my family, a good sunset, my beliefs, my dreams.

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‘Triplets’ ©Patty Larson

Who inspires you?

Many current artists and many Renaissance artists, photographers, I am a very visual person so I can sit for hours watching works from different artists and time periods.

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‘Juguetes’ ©Patty Larson

Does your engagement on social media help you to plan your future projects?

Yes.  It is a wonderful way to make yourself known in different parts of the world.

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‘Noah’s ark’ ©Patty Larson

What does your average day look like?

From home to work, sometimes something routine, but what rescues me from routine is creating art work.

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‘Sad Box II’ ©Patty Larson

Is it your intention to ask questions or make the viewer question what they see?

Always, I love when people wonder why I did this! Referring to my art.

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‘Twins’ ©Patty Larson

Is there humour in your work?

Yes, there is a lot of humor in what I do.

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‘Fox’ ©Patty Larson

How important is failure in your work process? Do you incorporate it into your creative process?

Failure makes me try harder and give my best in my next work or project, so I think it is a very important process for every artist.

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‘Globos’ ©Patty Larson

How do you deal with criticism?

I handle it with a bit of humor, not everybody can like my work, art is subjective. In tastes, genres are broken. Everyone will find the art that transmits something to them!

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‘Miss Universe’ ©Patty Larson

Has the Covid-19 pandemic influenced your creative life?

No, not at all, I’ve had more time to create.

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‘Parrot’ ©Patty Larson

Who dead or alive would you like to have dinner with?

With my parents, who passed away a couple of years ago, so they can explain to me how is the place where they are.

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‘Corona viru’ ©Patty Larson

What is the best piece of advice that you’ve heard and still repeat to others?

As Above, So Below.

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‘Batman y Robin’ ©Patty Larson

Contact details for Patty Larson

Instagram

Facebook:

@plarson.plarson

@p.larson.digitalart

Flickr

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‘ABC II’ ©Patty Larson

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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