Angela Staehling has been an artist for as long as she can remember! She spent time early in her career working as a graphic designer for several advertising agencies. Eventually, she returned back to her love of painting and started creating art for home décor products. Twenty years later, she continues to do what she loves and is looking forward to working on more inspiring collections.
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What are your favorite Creative Co-Op products that you have been involved with?
I’m a passionate gardener, so my plants, holiday foliage, and Christmas trees have probably been my favorite collections to date. However, I am loving the new Urban Homestead line with all the vintage farmhouse feels!
Who inspires you?
My sources of inspiration have changed over the years as my styles have changed. I used to paint with a lot of realism and looked toward Old Masters’ work to get inspired. Now, I enjoy scrolling through Instagram to see a lot of new fresh artists. As my work has gotten much looser and lighter, I gravitate towards finding unique color combinations and subject matter.
What medium do you work in?
Today, I mostly work in gouache and acrylics. I’ve changed my art mediums over the years and used to spend a lot of time working in oils and gold leaf.
Do you have any other creative outlets?
I’m not sure if social media constitutes as a creative outlet, but lately I’ve enjoyed posting and sharing stories to my Instagram and Facebook accounts. I think this medium is an extension of my love of graphic design. You can also find me creating one-off projects around my home, such as re-purposing a dead bush from my yard, painting its branches white, and wrapping them around the ceiling light in our entryway. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed sewing, knitting, and traditional mosaic-making (using a hammer and hardie).
What is your favorite meal?
Right now, I’m hooked on my brother’s Eggplant Parmesan recipe. But as someone who enjoys following a plant-based diet, you can pretty much serve me a plate of any fruits and veggies and I will be quite happy. Celery juice and fruit smoothies also make up my daily go-to drinks, along with any herbal teas I infuse from my garden.
What’s your favorite place that you’ve traveled?
We’ve been fortunate to travel quite a bit (over 40 countries) over the years. And of all the places we’ve visited, there is always an interesting gem that sets each location apart.
Florence, Italy might rise to the top as the most influential when it comes to creative inspiration. Not only does it have a rich history in the arts, but craftsman continue to carry on all the art traditions such as marbleizing paper, gilding, wood carving, and book binding.
Tell us about your studio!
My studio is located in my home which makes working quite convenient! I like to display some of my finished products around my studio, but mostly you will find bins of paints, brushes, pastel pencils, and other creative supplies. I typically spread my sketches, palettes, and any notes for upcoming collections across two large tables that I built with my husband. And of course you can always find my one cat, Theo, sprawled out across the table to watch me paint.
Free Download: About the Artist Merchandising Card
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