Oh, Wow - The Sktchy Blog

Oh, Wow

The Sktchy Blog

Meet Bridget Clutten

Bridget is sharing video tips with Sktchy subscribers throughout November. Learn more


What's your background?

Born in Zambia, brought up in Zimbabwe, and after extensive travels in Turkey, Europe and Africa, I am now living in the beautiful seaside city of Durban in South Africa. As my parents were very much involved in the arts, my siblings and I were brought up in a very creative environment. Art was a big part of my childhood and I can’t imagine life without it.


What's your medium of choice when you're creating art?

I love to test and try out a wide variety of mediums. I choose intuitively according to each project. Chalk pastels as well as oil paint are my most favorite right now because these are the mediums I find give me the results that satisfy me the most, But I will often mix in other mediums as I work as the mood takes me and whatever medium I’m using becomes my favorite in that moment.


How did you build your creative habit?

Sktchy by far has had a huge influence on my creative habit, encouraging me to draw or paint every day. I find a short session of meditation and gratitude is a vital part of my preparation before I get started.


When you find yourself in a creative rut, how do you get out of it?

If I find myself in a creative rut, I look at other artists work to ignite the spark of inspiration for me. Sktchy is the go to place for that, also the great masters, the pre-Raphaelites and the Impressionists are a source of awe for me.


Which of your recent Sktchy artworks most expresses who you are now as an artist?

As I feel I am constantly learning and growing, always it will be my latest artwork which would express who I am right now as an artist.

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