When we received what is not the submission on page 21 of the 2014-2105 Repentino. piece titled, Self Portrait, we were drawn to the image. It is one of those images we can’t take our eyes away from – and Szarina Shartle certainly had a knack for grabbing our attention. Using the medium of charcoal, as an artists she is able to bring out a variety of reactions, you’ll want to see her piece in out latest release of the 2014-2015 magazine, but in the meantime, we were able to grab a few details that led us into seeing her as a becoming artist as well. As we see many of our graduating artists trek to Massachusetts, we are happy to have a great representation of this Boston artist in our very own award-winning Repentino..
Where did you go to school?
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
What is your current occupation (student, artist, etc).?
What is your country, city of residence?
USA, Boston, MA.
What is your favorite medium of art and why?
I’ve always liked drawing with pen and ink. I enjoy the precision I can get from a pen, as well as the darkness and permanence of the marks I can make.
What experience allowed you to get into your particular branch of artistic expression?
I grew up in a creative family, so I’ve always been experimenting with different forms of art. As a student, I am still exploring everything from writing to sculpture to performing arts. Drawing, however, seems to be what I always come back to.
What advice would you give to aspiring artists?
Try new things and seek out constructive criticism.
If you have a location where you display your work, can we get that to advertise it to others?
My tumblr page for my work is artbyczarina.tumblr.com. I also post a good amount of my art on my instagram page, welcometoczarbucks.