Meet Bridget Clutten
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.