Featured Artist – Terry Wong

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What is your earliest memory of creating art? (or drawing as a child)
I was 3 years old, I was in my parents office with my Father, I drew a character from the Pink Panther cartoon.
After I had finished I ran to my Mom to show her in another room, she looked at it and as my Dad walked
in she asked if he drew it. I remember she was so surprised at how good it was she didn’t believe at first that
I had actually drawn it.

What type of environment do you prefer to work in? At home or in a studio? Listening to music?
I like to work in my home office, I tried working at the coffee shop down the street but that didn’t last too long – they were really insistent that I not wear my bathrobe and slippers. Needless to say working at home suites me better 🙂

What type of artwork do you have hanging in your home?
I actually just moved into a new place so I only have 2 pieces of art hanging on my walls currently.
A Bauhaus poster and a print of Andy Warhol’s image of Elvis.

Who was the first illustrator that you noticed and admired?
I dunno if he actually counts as an illustrator but I remember being enthralled as a child with Mr. Dressup. I used to love watching the segment of the show where he’d sit at the drawing board and illustrate scenes with K.C and Finnigan.

How do you deal with negative criticism?
What?! There have been negative criticisms of my work?

What is your favorite way to get out of a creative block?
I had an illustration instructor in college who used to go get doughnuts to get out of his creative block. I’m still searching for my inspirational junk food.

If you had to describe your body of work in one word, what would that word be?
Fun.

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