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Check Out Addison Sloane’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Addison Sloane. 

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I have been painting for about 8 years. Things in my life were stressful and I kept hearing this voice telling me to paint, paint, paint. I kept hearing this for about 3 weeks. Finally, I answered out loud with “Okay! I’ll paint.” I bought paint supplies and painted on the weekends as I was an Interior Designer by day. I painted for clients, friends, and family. I quickly realized that I was interested in all mediums of art, much like the many styles of Interior Design I practiced. About four months later my husband took his own life and my world was upside-down, inside out, and couldn’t seem to right itself. Painting was what got me through. I didn’t know it at the time but painting was to save my world and me. 

Today I am remarried to a wonderful human and could not be happier. I have retired (mainly) from interior design and have a gallery and studio located in Dallas. I paint what feels right at the time and what my collectors commission. We love to host fun art events at the studio and enjoy hosting other artists who are trying to find their way. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
For the most part, it has been a smooth ride. I get in my own way often by getting caught up in the Instagram world of art and doubt myself for practicing more than one genre. I feel most artist have a consistent look and I well, don’t. Does that hurt or help me? Does it matter either way? My answer is always, it doesn’t matter because I simply couldn’t paint the same style or genre every day. 

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
My work, although varied in style, always seems to have a sense of whimsy and elegance at the same time. I paint a lot from my childhood memories and things I loved growing up. 

In the gallery/studio, I have an Art Vending Machine with prints available from my Retro Food Series. It really works and is an element from childhood, along with the foods featured. We always had vending machine in our home, when I married and had children, we made sure to have one as well. So, when the studio/gallery opened, it seemed apropos to have one there too. The Art Vending Machine provides a fun interactive way to purchase art and take the intimidation of a galley right off the table! 

Oils and acrylics are my most used medium. I paint everything from elegant Audrey Hepburn portraits to Mr. Monopoly Street art. The series I am most proud of is the one I am working on now. I am painting all of the most glamorous hotel pools that either I have visited or want to visit. 

The art piece I am most known for is my Out of Chaos… Love collection. During the pandemic, I started to rustle through the palettes I had used to my time of healing from loss and starting layering these paints and adding other elements to them and they came out so happy that it really felt like the paint came from the previous chaos I had worked through. The love comes into play because at the edge of each multi-layered piece, I made a resin heart to anchor the chaos. 

Is there something surprising that you feel even people who know you might not know about?
That although most people do not believe I am shy, I am. Sometimes I can come off as unapproachable because I can get so uncomfortable meeting new people. Although when you do get to know me, you would never imagine my as shy. 

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