Q. What is your specialty?

A. My speciality is painting on ceramic and terracotta/clay products for decorative use only. I use acrylic paint and finish my work with a coat of varnish.

Q. Is it possible to choose a specific color?

A. Yes, it is possible! You can contact talinesart at info@talinesart.com for more details.


Below, you will find an extract from an interview with talinesart conducted by Loucig Guloyan-Srabian, project manager of h-pem (Armenian Cultural Platform), a Hamazkayin initiative.

Q. Are you inspired by other artists’ works? What is your inspiration?

A. I am inspired by paintings or drawings, a book cover or a picture, by anything that catches my eye and motivates me to create. I don’t like to imitate, I prefer to create my own. I explore in books or on Google different types of artwork. I use my imagination and think of mixing different approaches, using a small part of one genre and adding my own.

Q. Why Armenian Calligraphy? What are your favorite samples?

A. I am inspired by the evocative power of Armenian art and Calligraphy adding my own touch as I go along. There are different styles of Armenian calligraphy and the following by Seeroon Yeretzian has been so far my preferred set.

Q. Have you taken art lessons?

A. I made this incredible discovery when I turned 40! Apart from my art lessons in primary school I had never thought of painting or drawing. I have not taken any lessons. However, I have read about painting on ceramic and the rest has come with experience.

Q. In the current technological era why do you think people will want to have a handmade art work?

A. I know that in the present industrialised era full of technological novelties, handmade art might not be the first choice for people to buy, as a gift or for themselves. However, I am convinced that it talks to the romantic heart, to the dormant artist, to the hidden desire to express oneself. In this automated society, handmade art is like a corner full of love, beauty and creativity.  The feeling of looking at or holding a handmade creation is like a kaleidoscope of colors, sparks and imagination triggered by the artist’s work.

Q. Do you look for specific items to paint? Does the shape of the items restrict you in your drawings or you follow your inspiration?

A. I love to work on surfaces where I am not limited by space. Therefore, I choose items that I love and that enable me to spread my wings. Usually I decide what I want to paint or draw and then I follow my inspiration and the boundaries set by the item itself.