This week's Featured Artist is K-Fai Steele, my cousin who has become one of the most original and interesting people I've ever met. This blog is all about original thought, and I can tell you K-Fai has more of that in a day than most of us do in our lifetimes. She is a unique person with a style all her own, and I am so proud of her. For a look at K-Fai's work, check out her website http://www.k-faisteele.com.
K-Fai lives in Philadelphia, where she works on her growing list of commissions and teaches visiting artist classes at schools in NJ and PA to help inspire children to follow their dreams. The kids love her work, which she says is no surprise when her main focus is animalia and fat anthromorphized animals!
I asked K-Fai what she does to keep inspired. She's lived in some of the most inspiring cities and has traveled all over the world, but she said the most important thing is to be observant. She says, "I think if you make drawings for some specific audience in mind, you eventually run out of ideas and the work becomes repetitious. But if you're going to the zoo for example, and watching movies and cartoons and remaining generally observant about people and behavior, you've got an unlimited well of inspiration."