I am an artist that likes to work within a range of media – collage, animation, video, painting, drawing, ceramics and music. I use my art to express my feelings and emotions. Sometimes I feel if I’m not doing creative things there is no point living anymore – if I don’t get to express my feelings in my art in a creative way.
An interview with U.K. artist Eddie Callis
How old are you? 26
Where do you live? Temporarily back with my parents in Redruth, Cornwall where I also have a studio at Krowji
What inspires you in your painting? I just like seeing the colours and the shapes in landscapes. After working small with paintings that I then collage I like to get messy with big abstract paintings to see what shapes come out of that – sometimes faces come out. I like doing pictures of other people too because I’m really good at portraits. Sometimes I can take it too far with the details so my portraits end up being not very flattering but truthful.
What is the most important thing you would like people to know about you? I can see things that nobody else can and I also have loads of creative ideas and I don’t know where to put them so I have to keep doing art.
Is there anything you want to say about being autistic? It’s a special gift being autistic because I can do things that nobody else can think of although sometimes it’s challenging – I have a good ear for music too
Eddie share his art below.
More of Eddie’s portraits can be seen in this book:
To see more of Eddie Callis’ art and portraits visit his website.