When I think about Fleta Monaghan’s interview, the word “evolving” keeps coming to mind. Fleta talks about giving herself freedom for her work to evolve rather than remaining fixed in one style. She is a painter presently working in oils and encaustics in an abstracted manner, referencing the natural world.
As owner of 310 Art, an art gallery and art school for adult learners in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC, Fleta shares how her business has also evolved, growing to meet the needs of the vibrant artist community she has nurtured in the space. The community includes resident artists, gallery artists, students, and teachers.
To connect with Fleta and see more of her work:
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- visit her art website http://fletamonaghan.com
- visit her gallery’s site https://310art.com
- follow 310 Art on Facebook
- visit 310 Art at Riverview Station in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC
Highlights of this interview include:
- Fleta’s explanation of how she approaches painting abstractly
- why becoming mother to a daughter influenced Fleta to focus on her art career, even choosing jobs which allowed her to learn skills applicable to the business side of art
- Fleta’s discussion of how failed pieces can become an artist’s greatest works
- This gallery owner’s impression of the element that helps an artist’s work be most readily appreciated by the public
- a glimpse into the vibrant community of 310 Art
- lots of wisdom from this professional artist about the internal process of creating art and making a living as an artist
Other artists mentioned during this interview:
Examples of Fleta’s work (contact Fleta at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and prices):