We had the good fortune of connecting with Adrienne Noyes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adrienne, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
A value that has become increasingly more important to me as I pursue my artistic career is the reminder that I don’t have to be producing every moment of every day. I think we as Americans have been drilled with the notion that to lead meaningful and productive lives, we must constantly be working and denying ourselves rest. Being an artist, that idea can hurt the creative process, and I find that it’s so important to allow ourselves time to decompress without guilt – and to create just for the sake of creating.
Please tell us more about your career. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I think all artists will agree that it’s never an easy road; from the occasional lack of creative inspiration, to imposter syndrome – committing to painting as my profession has been tumultuous. But while it’s not always consistent – I’ve learned that even during my low months, it’s still such a gift to be able release my frustrations and pour it into my work. When having a viewing – I love to remind my audience that each piece stems from a specific story, one that I curate with dramatic florals and bold color, as I believe all major milestones should be perceived. As 2020 comes to a close – I’m so eager to create and share a whole new body of work that encompasses what society has been experiencing this last year.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
This is so hard! Some of my favorite food spots would have to be Diego Pops in Old Town for tacos and tequila, and Sosoba in downtown Phoenix for the most amazing Ramen. I love a good cocktail so I’d also have to include Killer Whale Sex Club, and Sunbar! However some of my favorite days are simply perusing a local bookshop; my favorites are Changing Hands, and Poisoned Pen
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to shoutout The Creative Center or Scottsdale – who give affordable co-working spaces to artists of all kinds. Having a dedicated workspace among fellow creatives has allowed my work to bloom in the most rewarding way.