Peter Kiil — ARTIST


Interview with Austrailian artist Peter Kiil —

1. Who are you and what do you do?
I am Peter Kiil, and I have been drawing since early childhood. I was born in Whyalla South Australia in July 1968.



2. Why art, and what do you like about your work?
I virtually live for my art, and I am determined to just keep creating, I just never seem to run out of ideas, ( I currently have nearly 2000 original works on Instagram). Some pieces, of course are more pleasing for me than others, and sorry I could not really include a piece I am currently working on, as I work fairly fast and like to get it finished. I believe that this spontaneous method has worked very well for me, so far, and by the way, I never pre sketch my work. I know some may think I am foolish for doing things this way, but it always generally works out, and as I don’t accept commissions,  I can correct any mistakes as I go, no matter  even if I end up with a totally different image, then I started with.



3. What are your favorite subject(s) and media(s)?
I have no preference for style or subject, but I must admit, I tend to lean toward surrealism, mostly. My “tools of trade” – I works strictly with various thicknesses of felt tipped pens, and fine liners, and I am very picky about the paper I use, preferring to use watercolour papers, preferably cotton, if possible.




4. What do you like about your work?
I draw EVERY single day and get depressed if I don’t. I have been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and have various other physical disabilities. I have had several exhibitions and been in several local festivals, here in Adelaide, South Australia, where I currently reside.



5. What are your favorite art work(s), artist(s)?
I don’t really have a favourite artist, but if I was forced to choose, I would pick such greats as Dali, Picasso, CezanneMiro, Kandinsky and countless others.



6. What are the best responses you have had to your work?
My exhibitions have been successful, and in my last one, in the SALA festival, ( South Australian Living Artists) I sold eight out of 20 pieces entered.



7. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
In 5 or 10 years time, I hope am still healthy enough to continue creating art. It is about all that I am living for at the moment.


Peter Kill


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