Being an artist is a true talent. You either have the gift or you don’t. And Violet Kirk definitely has it. Unique and creative in their own way, Violet’s art is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. She’s not only an artist, but she’s also the Editor-in-Chief at Damien Arts Magazine. She’s truly an accomplished woman in every aspect and we could not be more excited that she agreed to an interview with us! So, if you’re wondering how this talented lady started it all and where she gets her inspiration from, make sure to read up!
BWR: We had a look at your portfolio and it’s quite unique and unlike anything else in the market. What’s the inspiration behind your art?
Violet: My inspiration comes from movies, books and music. Now that I’m a mother, my biggest inspiration comes from my sons. I would like to think that one day, my work will show my boys that as you get older this world can be gruelling and tough. But, it’s important to hold on to that spark of creativity and share it. Because you simply don’t know who’s out there and by displaying your art, you’re giving a taste of your imagination. And that might give someone on the other side of the glass a better day.
BWR: Did you always know you wanted to become an artist?
Violet: I was first introduced to another kind of art, which was music. French horn to be exact. But it wasn’t until I got my hands on a camera that led me into the world of visual arts. The rest is history.
BWR: You’re also the Editor-in-Chief of Damien Arts Magazine. What can you tell us about the magazine?
Violet: The goal of the magazine is to share a relationship between the readers, artists and collectors. When you look at the work of an artist, you give your opinion. But what most people don’t see is the time and steps the artist took for that piece to be done. This is what we call the tip of the iceberg. One example is a parent who wakes up an hour early to get that extra hour on their art. Prepare the kids, go to work, come home, feed the family, bathe and put the kids down for bed. Afterwards, they can focus on their art until the early hours of the morning. Then they do it all over again. Until it’s complete, artists give their all to everyone and everything. These are the stories that we want to share with our readers.
BWR: What’s been your biggest challenge as an entrepreneur?
Violet: Personally, I find that when you have balance in your personal life and your work life, I tend to work and think clearly. Once you have figured out your own system, things will fall into place much easier. Trust me. You find yourself happy at home, which helps you have a straight mind and to work at ease. If you take the time to take care of yourself, your family… that positive vibe will show in your work.
BWR: What’s been your biggest accomplishment in your professional life? What are you most proud of?
Violet: 2018 Fall Brewing Arts Festival in Arlington, TX. I had the pleasure to work with FGIII Fine Art Productions who creates relationships between artists, non-profits, and businesses. The festival was a huge success showcasing talented musicians, delicious cuisines, and fantastic artwork from artists in the DFW Metroplex.
BWR: What’s been your biggest marketing strategy?
Violet: Make appearances at art shows to give support, and social media.
BWR: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What is your main goal?
Violet: As Damien Arts Magazine was named after my first son, I would like for the name to be known and recognized as a name that is here to help artists of all sorts and share their stories.