photo: Maria Teicher
Interview with ALEAH CHAPIN:
Your childhood ambition:
To be an artist, whatever that actually means. I just knew that I loved making things and I didn’t want to stop.
Something you treasure:
My home. The place, the people and all the stories that are woven through it that I’m learning to treasure more and more everyday.
Your worst habit:
Not cleaning my brushes.
The aspect of your work that’s most important to you:
That the people I paint are real people, in every sense of the word.
Your first job:
I worked for a caterer. My childhood friend and I would be trusted (somehow) to set up and serve a wedding of 150 people. I was 14.
Someone whose work you highly recommend:
It’s hard to choose one, but I really admire Emily Davis Adams http://emilydavisadams.net/
See more of Aleah Chapin’s work here.