Thalo loves to promote artists and each month, we spotlight a member of our community!
This month we are pleased to have Patrick Quirk as the thalo Spotlight Artist.
Thalo Team: Can you give an "elevator pitch" of your work?
Patraick Quirk: Hey I’m Patrick I’ve been drawing since I was a kid and got my first job drawing caricatures and now I tattoo
TT: What is your artwork about and what do you want people to take from it?
PQ: My art work for the most part is just bubbly cartoony stuff or just some stuff I think looks cool as far as what people make or take of it is entirely up to them love it or hate it I’m gonna keep doing it.
TT: Which artists do you feel have influenced your art the most?
PQ: As a kid I always used watch the sci-fi movies and Alien always stuck out so I’d say HR Gigers work had always had the biggest influence on my work.
TT: Do you have a preferred method of presentation for your artwork and why? (Examples: workshops, gallery shows, Instagram, etc.)
PQ: I usually just draw in bars and give my doodles away but I do have an Instagram account.
TT: Out of all of your creations (or bodies of work) which one did/do you find the most cathartic in creating?
PQ: It’s usually the most recent one.
TT: When was your “Aha!” moment that led your work to where it is now?
PQ: I still just trying to continue to grow as an artist and if I’m honest I don’t think I’ve ever had one of those moments.
TT: How has your work (or technique) changed over time?
PQ: I bounce around with materials and techniques but I’d say it’s just gotten a bit cleaner and moser rendered over the years.
TT: How do you promote yourself and your art?
PQ: I really don’t to be honest I’ll throw a picture up online every so often but that’s about it.
TT: Do you have any tips or advice for fellow artists based off of your experiences thus far?
PQ: Keep at it.. and don’t give up
TT: What are you working on right now and why?
PQ: Currently I’ve just been drawing little doodles I can crank out in a night mostly just little critters hanging out
TT: What would you consider to be your "biggest achievement" with your work thus far?
PQ: Getting a job at Niteowl tattoo in Northampton, MA.
TT: What was your first work of art that you were proud of? Where is it now?
PQ: I drew a fire fly a fewcyears ago and gave it to a coworker of mine.
TT: Do you take commissions? Why or why not?
PQ: On occasion but I’m picky about them. Plus deadlines just stress me out.
TT: What do you do when you aren't working on artwork (hobbies, job, etc.)?
PQ: I draw.
TT: What is an area in your work that you feel weak in that you want to improve upon and how are you going to get there?
PQ: I struggle with lady faces and flowers.
TT: How do you overcome art blocks?
PQ: Keep drawing even if it’s jusy squiggly lines.
TT: Where do you see your work taking you in the next 5-10 years?
PQ: Hopefully still tattooing.
TT: Is there something that you would like to share with us that we have not covered, that pertains to you and your work?
PQ: If you ever get a caricature in a bar I probably drew it.