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MoAA Interview # 18: Bianca Roman-Stumpff

Sometimes neighbors make the best of friends!

MoAA today stars Bianca Roman-Stumpff, my new BFF from this year’s HeroesCon. Her art is amazing and playful and colorful and deep…and I bought out almost all her fairy tale collection.

She’ll be doing something fun with the Woodcutter Sisters soon, so be sure to pay attention to this gal. She’s FABULOUS!!!

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Alethea Kontis: What’s your preferred medium?

Bianca Roman-Stumpff: I love painting, specifically with acrylic paint. I’m not biased or anything but seriously, acrylic is the best. I have an infatuation with Bristol smooth paper and arches buff. Currently I have a love hate relationship with canvas.
AK: What’s the best thing about art?
BRS: There are no rules. Ever. You are only held back by the restrictions you place on yourself. It is always changing. You can utilize different mediums, techniques and subject matter.
AK: What’s the worst thing about art?
BRS: There are no rules. So sometimes it can get overwhelming.
AK: Finish the sentence: “Art is like…”
BRS: a long term relationship. It takes work, sometimes it is stressful, sometimes you hate it but in the long run it is the best thing that has ever happened to you.
AK: If you could draw/sketch/paint anywhere in the world, where would it be?
BRS: On top of a mountain overlooking the world.
AK: Pick five words to describe your latest work
BRS: Based on my Little Puff Monsters I would have to say adorable, unexpected, silly, random and nostalgic
AK: Pick five words to describe you.
BRS: Sporadic, ridiculous, dedicated, scatterbrained and determined
AK: What’s your favorite type of tree?
BRS: A fig tree, I’ve always wanted one.
AK: What were you like in high school?
BRS: I was a more hyper version of myself now. I was always drawing and when I wasn’t doing that I was bouncing off the walls.
AK: If you could give one piece of advice (artistic or otherwise), what would it be?
BRS: Don’t shelf your dreams. Do everything. If you want to be an artist, do it. Don’t hold yourself back. Apply yourself to anything worth doing. It can be a long road, it can even look impossible at times. I promise if you give it a shot, if you put the time in and perfect your craft, you will be successful.
AK: What are 3 things you’d like to do before you die?
BRS: learn how to weld, blow glass and sculpt
go to all 50 states (21 down so far)
Laugh every day and have a great time with great people.
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My name is Bianca Roman-Stumpff, a mouthful I know. I am originally from New Hampshire and have transplanted to Orlando. I am married to a fantastic husband and we have a cat who enjoys shedding in my paint. My artwork is constantly changing and I try to paint every day. I have shown my work in art walks, galleries, conventions and festivals. You can find my art at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Bianca-Roman-Stumpff/146457122073350

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