recently, i asked beautiful artist kelly haigh
..how does music influence her art..
and this is how she kindly responded.
Music has a huge influence on what I paint.
I need to hear music to get me going,
or I cannot manage to pick up a paint brush.
Neko Case’s music is especially visual, and when I listen to her, magical pictures come to me, without having to actually look at anything. Finding, or creating images through the influence of words is a very appealing way to come up with ideas. (Far better than looking at what other’s are doing.) Bob Dylan’s music is the same deal.
It is so visual as well.
I guess that’s it…
the music I choose has strong visual ideas,
but even more…it is fun to sing
and dance to while I am painting.
I manage to lose myself
and before I know it, by the end of the day,
a brand new painting sits before me,
and I have no idea where it came from!
..kelly’s favorite songs..
‘The one that got away (with it)’ by Carolyn Mark because i listened to that song about twenty times in a row while I painted the cover for that album… somehow, the image just came out … from within the songs themselves…
art, words & playlist by kelly haigh