Red Fawn Designs is this week’s featured artist and brings cute and inspiring artwork to the world. From animals wearing nature-themed headbands to viking ships, Red Fawn Designs has something for everyone. Read below to learn about her favorite childhood memories, what inspires her, and more!
BBP: Describe your art in 5 words or less!
Red Fawn: Playful, sweet, and whimsical.
BBP: Name an artist or person that inspires your art and why!
Red Fawn: I found my art style once I became a Mom, it’s the love of my children that have really inspired me.
BBP: Did you go to school for art or are you primarily self-taught?
Red Fawn: I’m completely self-taught
BBP: When did you start designing/creating? Was there a particular event that inspired you to pursue it further?
Red Fawn: I’ve always wanted to be an artist since the third grade, when my teacher introduced us to Van Gogh.
BBP: How has your style changed since you started?
Red Fawn: I’ve dabbled in a lot of mediums but I have found that graphic art definitely has my heart.
BBP: Where is the coolest place you’ve visited?
Red Fawn: I just moved back from Alaska. Alaska is so incredibly beautiful.
BBP: Do you have a particular spot or place where you create most of your art?
Red Fawn: I create my art in my office while the kids are napping.
BBP: Do you have any children? If so, what are their names and ages?
Red Fawn: Yes, two and a half, Aeverie Willow is four years old and Luke Strider is two years old. I have Olivia Jayne that will be joining our family in October.
BBP: If you asked them to describe your art, what would they say about it?
Red Fawn: Aeverie and Luke love to “watch me color” and especially love it when my art has animals.
BBP: How are their rooms decorated?
Red Fawn: Aeverie and Olivia will have a whimsical forest theme in their room and Luke will have a classic Star Wars bedroom.
BBP: What are they into these days? A specific toy? A hobby?
Red Fawn: Aeverie spends her days writing her alphabet and doodling and is ecstatic to go to Kindergarten next year. Luke is just happy to be potty-trained.
BBP: Do you have any pets?
Red Fawn: We are taking a break from pets right now. Children are hard enough!
BBP: Growing up, were your parents into or involved in art?
Red Fawn: My Dad is a graphic artist and my Mom is a very creative person.
BBP: What were your favorite hobbies as a kid?
Red Fawn: I was an artist and a gamer. Not much has changed.
BBP: What’s your favorite story to tell about your childhood?
Red Fawn: I don’t have a specific story but I loved to take things apart. I dismantled an office chair while my Grandpa was sitting in it and I remember taking the refrigerator handle off and hiding it. My Mom would walk in a find that the kitchen table legs were missing!
BBP: What did your room look like growing up?
Red Fawn: We moved a lot and I shared a room with my three sisters so we had bare walls for the most part. I did have an awesome NSYNC poster hanging on my wall though.
BBP: Favorite song?
Red Fawn: Into the Ocean by Blue October
BBP: Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?
Red Fawn: My husband, he’s really tall so he won’t have any problem reaching the bananas.
BBP: If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you do instead?
Red Fawn: I’d do what I do now, take care of my children.
BBP: Do you prefer to swim in a pool, ocean, or lake?
Red Fawn: Swimming pool, I stay away from anything with animals that can eat me.
BBP: Dogs or cats?
Red Fawn: Cats! I love how independent they are.
Check out more of her artwork here!