This week’s featured artist is Fercute, a Minnesota native, who creates beautiful prints that inspire all little ones. Read below to learn about her favorite artists, her daughter’s artistic inspirations, and more!
BBP: Describe your art in 5 words or less!
Fercute: Colorful, whimsical, woodsy.
BBP: Name an artist or person that inspires your art and why!
Fercute: Two artists that inspire me are Carson Ellis and Mary Engelbreit. Both produce the most amazing illustrations in very different ways. I honestly bought Wildwood for the beautiful Illustrations, but ended up loving the story. Mary’s work has always been around since I was a kid, so I feel like it has always influenced me. Now I always buy children’s book with her illustrations for my daughter, she is always so amazed by the illustrations.
BBP: Did you go to school for art or are you primarily self-taught?
Fercute: I took art classes at a local art center since I was 6 and then I continued to an art college.
BBP: When did you start designing/creating? Was there a particular event that inspired you to pursue it further?
Fercute: I guess I’ve always been designing or creating.
BBP: How has your style changed since you started?
Fercute: I think my style is constantly changing to and evolving, I’m always trying to improve my work.
BBP: Where is the coolest place you’ve visited?
Fercute: The place I enjoyed visiting most was Florida.
BBP: Do you have a particular spot or place where you create most of your art?
Fercute: Typically anywhere in my home whether it’s in my office, the kitchen table, or on the couch watching TV.
BBP: Do you have any children? If so, what are their names and ages?
Fercute: Yes, Trysten soon to be 9.
BBP: If you asked them to describe your art, what would they say about it?
Fercute: That it’s soooooooooo cute.
BBP: How are their rooms decorated?
Fercute: Pink and chalkboard walls, so she can draw everywhere! But she says drawing is my thing.
BBP: What are they into these days? A specific toy? A hobby?
Fercute: Dance and soccer.
BBP: Do you have any pets?
Fercute: Yes, Alex the Golden Retriever and Pumpkin the cat.
BBP:: What were your favorite hobbies as a kid?
Fercute: Any sort of drawing, painting, and ceramics. Also lots of time was spent exploring and building forts in the woods behind my house.
BBP: Favorite song?
Fercute: “Let it Be” The Beatles. But lately I can’t get enough of “Are You With Me” Dash Berlin Remix
BBP: Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?
Fercute: My husband, daughter and our pets.
BBP: If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you do instead?
Fercute: Well I’m actually a Graphic Designer, I consider my art to be more of a hobby that I wish was my full time job.
BBP: Do you prefer to swim in a pool, ocean, or lake?
Fercute: Ocean, but since I’m in Minnesota, I have to settle for the lake.
BBP: Do you prefer milk chocolate or dark chocolate?
Fercute: Neither, I prefer gummies or taffy.
BBP: Sunglasses or hats?
BBP: Sweet or savory?
BBP: Dogs or cats?
Fercute: Both please!