Monday, September 26, 2016

Artist Profile: Lyric Kinard

Lyric Kinard
Cary, North Carolina

1. How do you describe yourself?  Artist, Author, Educator

2. What is your creative process?  Think, Dream, Sketch, Doodle in all the leftover bits of time a mother has - and eventually get around to a making things in a spate of frenzied activity.

3. Describe your studio space. A 10’ x 16’ space that should be a formal sitting room but is crammed full of creative clutter instead.

4. What's your signature style? How long did it take you to find your style when you first started making art quilts?  Over such a very long time of making things I’ve played around with many, many different styles. Lately I love richly textured and patterned cloth with a simple overall abstract composition.
5. Are there artistic endeavors you are yet to do?  Someday I want to earn a BFA - if for nothing more than to spend a very concentrated time working deeply on my art. Perhaps I should look at doing a residency or retreat instead. Who knows. Right now I still need to be MOM.
6. Do you keep a sketchbook and/or journal? All the time. Everywhere. Many of them.
7. Being published is important to artists, so do you have any instructional dvd's, author of books, YouTube channel, have a website with other artists for collaborative projects? I’m everywhere I can manage! Find my DVD’s, books and booklets at and look for the shop tab.
8. Do you teach? Teaching feeds my soul as much as making art does. You can see my schedule at under the teaching tab. I’d especially love to have you join me for a week of playing with paint at Prochdemical and Dye August 7-11, 2017.
9. Having your work in juried, invitationals, and solo shows is a great way to get your name out there. Where can people see your work? To Dye For at Visions art Museum until October 2nd, 2016.
10. How many years have you had your work in d@8 exhibits, or is this your first time? Six out of the last seven years.

Do you have a special memory about Yvonne Porcella that you would like to share with us?
I did not know Yvonne personally but distinctly remember the first time I saw her. She radiated. Smile as wide as the ocean. Spirit as open as the sun. She was generous - exemplifying the truth that the more love and light you put into the world the more love and light you will have.
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