Art, Inspiration, and Community: A Conversation with Agnes Gummere

Agnes Gummere is an artist and interior designer based in Philadelphia. She specializes in oil painting, figure painting, portraits, and illustration. With a background in interior design, Agnes draws inspiration from the city's rich history of art and architecture.

Agnes Gummere is a skilled artist and interior designer based in Philadelphia. She works primarily with oil paint and specializes in figure painting, portraits, and illustration. Agnes draws inspiration from the city's art and architecture, and her work captures character, emotion, texture, and realism. She combines centuries-old oil painting methods with modern digital mediums to create unique and captivating pieces. Agnes also discusses her love for figure painting and her passion for capturing the essence of people in her artwork. She shares her process, including sketching, layering, and incorporating different mediums. Agnes also talks about the intersection of her interior design background and her art, and how they complement each other. She emphasizes the importance of being genuine and passionate in one's creative pursuits. Agnes is currently exploring abstract art and has a show coming up.

In this episode, we discover:

  • The artistic journey of Agnes Gummere, a Philadelphia-based artist and interior designer, renowned for her expertise in oil-based figure painting, portraits, and illustration.
  • Agnes Gummere's unique fusion of time-honored oil painting techniques and contemporary digital tools, as she takes us behind the scenes of her creative process.
  • How Agnes Gummere draws inspiration from the rich artistic tapestry of Philadelphia's art and architecture, infusing her creations with the city's vibrant spirit.
  • Agnes Gummere's background in interior design lends a strategic edge to her artistic process, as she meticulously plans and crafts her paintings, seamlessly integrating various mediums.
  • Get an exclusive peek into Agnes Gummere's latest artistic venture – a journey into abstract art – and learn about her upcoming show that promises to showcase her ever-evolving artistic prowess.

Join us as we explore the fascinating world of artist Agnes Gummere, where figure painting, interior design, and illustration converge. Prepare to be captivated by her masterful techniques and the depth of emotion in her work. Don't miss this inspiring conversation!

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Agnes Gummere
Agnes Gummere
Agnes Gummere is an artist whose work ranges from figure painting, portraits, interior design, and illustration. Throughout her lifelong passion for making art, she has channeled influences from art history, centuries-old oil painting techniques, as well as digital mediums. Growing up in Philadelphia, and earning her Bachelors of Science in Interior Design from Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, she has always found inspiration from the city’s rich history of art, design and architecture, as well as museums and galleries. Agnes’s creative practice stems from both her genuine enjoyment of painting, as well as a passion for portraying people, capturing their sense of character and emotion in layers of oil paint created over time. Her body of work, including formal portrait commissions, other depictions of the human form, and architectural illustrations, incorporates oil paint, pastel, and graphite, layered to achieve an ambient quality of light, texture, dimension, and realism. Her style is realistic, overlaid with drips, abrasions, and markings, as indications and appreciation of the painting process.
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