Café Muse is proud to feature local artists that inspire them.
Latvian artist Marina Terauds lives and creates her art in Lapeer, Michigan. She received her Masters degree in printmaking at the Latvian State Academy of Arts and art pedagogy at the Latvian State University. In a short time she’s made a name for herself in the art community creating various forms of intaglio printmaking, including etching, mezzotint, aquatint and drypoint.
contact Marina through her website: http://www.marinaterauds.com/
You have a unique style – what drew you to the art of printmaking?
When I was a kid, my favorite books were with pen & ink illustrations or old engravings, and I always liked to draw more than to paint. I liked to use one or two colors and to make very detailed images. All these things brought me to graphic/printmaking department. After trying linocut, wood engraving, lithography and intaglio techniques, I chose intaglio as the most suitable technique for my taste and style.
What has been your proudest moment as an artist?
I’ve had many great moments in my career, it’s difficult to choose. It’s nice to get an award at a show, or to have an artwork in a museum collection, but what excites me most is when people tell me how they feel about my artwork. Sometimes it can be very moving.
What inspires you – do you have a muse?
Nature is my main inspiration and my Muse.