Today we’d like to introduce you to Juliette “Numuin” Marino.
Juliette, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
My story begins as a child. I was always drawn to art. My mother and the schools I attended always encouraged it. Growing up in the forest and nature, I was drawn to organic forms. I spent my younger and teen years getting really into cartoon-style art, and as I grew older, I began to find my own unique style. The flow. The more I created, the more I learned who I am. I believe my art reflects many feelings I have about the life I have lived and the wonderful and sometimes not so great experiences I have been through. It is my way of dealing with the traumas I have faced with hardships throughout my years, my mother being sick, as well as losing many loved ones. It also reflects my hopes for the future and the beauty I think is found in all aspects of life, be they good or bad.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I know it’s cliche, but I’m a jack of all trades. I am talented in woodworking, lapidary work, wire wrapping, crocheting, painting, drawing, and various musical arts. I also love dance, but mainly in my bedroom. The message I hope people hear when they view my art is one of hope and growth. Things may get hard in life (and with art) but never give up. Treat yourself nicely and allow yourself room to learn. Make mistakes and work with them; don’t cover them up. I keep my older/first art pieces on my pages to teach people that the more you try and the more you let yourself flow, the better you will get. Of course, “better” is a matter of opinion, but we are all our own worst critics, are we not? I have had many experiences which always lead to that voice telling me, “Why are you even doing this? What’s the point?” but then a person will tell me that my artwork made them feel a certain way or even inspired them, and I’m reminded of why I should continue. Sure, we do this for ourselves, but ultimately we are doing this for others too. A big part of what keeps me creating is the love of my life, James Bradshaw. He often creates alongside me. He gives me a lot of the love I put into my art. If not for him, I probably would have given up on some of my pieces.
What do you know now that you wished you had learned earlier?
Don’t compare yourself or your work to others. Your art is a part of you; their art is a part of them. We each have our unique footprint to leave upon this world. If you get stuck in the whole “They are better than me” mindset, you’ll hold yourself back. Grow at your own rate, be confident in your own style, and you’ll see how happy you are with it, and how happy you make others.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I intend on creating an actual webpage one day and getting my work displayed in a gallery somewhere, but for now, I have only Facebook and Instagram pages. If you’d like to check it out, you can search for Numuin’s Moonlight Creations on Facebook and both Numuin and Numuins_mc on Instagram. For those interested in supporting my art, you can request commissions or purchase prints through either of those venues.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @numuin or @numuins_mc
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/numuin/
- Other: https://soundcloud.com/numuin