Joanie Faletto provides insightful knowledge on her crafts for any creators who are just starting out.
Joanie Faletto, a visual artist from Chicago, Illinois, connected with us this week to share some photos of her amazing custom rugs, as well as some tips and advice on how to strive as an up-and-coming artist.
Joanie — who’s known for her freelance work, along with her work as a contributing artist at wndr museum in Illinois — is currently employed at one of the top marketing research firms in the world, Nielsen, but spends a lot of her off-time hoping to create art that makes others happy through form and color. She has mentioned in the past that she likes to translate happiness into visual abstractions — f**king inspiring, right?
Faletto, who has been popular for creating abstract paintings, has commisisioned acrylic, oil and mixed media art work, along with large-scale murals. She has also participated in group gallery shows, craft fairs and juried exhibitions.
Now that she’s starting to achieve success in her love and passion, she wanted to share valuable advice with new artists — avoid any comparison at all costs. Faletto, who has extremely competitive tendencies, happened to compare herself to how/what other artists were doing, which resulted in unnecessary added pressure, often ruining her craft. She learned to make art that felt and looked great to her — which is what all artists should be doing.
She finished by saying, “stick to whatever you want to get out of making art, and you’re golden. Own that lane!”