I am a big fan of Fares Micue’s work. I initially learned about her through last year’s collaboration with Liz, after which, I purchased one of her self-portraits (Too Many Expectations, which is still available at Liz’s gallery!). Fares is a photographer based in Spain. I love that photography was initially just a hobby for her.. it gives the rest of us hope that turning that hobby/passion project could someday become a real thing.
Artist Q&A: Fares Micue
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Spain, specifically in the Canary Islands.
How did you get your start as an artist?
I have always loved art, especially movies and storytelling, and have always been into writing but it wasn’t until 2009 that I picked up the hobby of photography and through constant practice, I ended up where I am today.
What are your favorite sources of inspiration?
I find inspiration in many things but when I feel a bit drained I always turn to relaxing music, movies, or walks in nature to revive my ideas.
What is something that is important to you?
My well-being, being calm, relaxed, and, balanced are very important for me as it has a huge impact on my personal and professional life
Something others might not know about you?
Maybe that, despite doing self-portraits I am quite an introverted and shy person, although I really enjoy sharing with others about the things I am passionate about, like photography and self-discovery, therefore I would say I am exactly like my art, shy (cause I hardly show my face) but with a message that I am committed to putting out there for everyone who needs it, to hear and see.
Want more of Fares? Follow on Instagram, or view her available works at Liz’s gallery.
In case you missed it, I am collaborating with my friend Liz Lidgett on a series of artist features! Check out our digital art show, save 10% off your purchase with code GRACE through 8/11. And all month long, I will be profiling some of my favorite artists here on the blog.
I was blown away by her work and purchased a piece through your collaboration with Liz Lidgett. It’s even better in person, you can feel the passion behind the art. THANK YOU for putting Fares on my radar!
Oh yay, that makes me incredibly happy! Thank you for telling me!!!