Kasey Tarauj


Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?


1986, USA, NJ.   Living in Hamilton, NJ



What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?


I've always been drawn to it since i was a teeny baby, always coloring, drawing, and copying my favorite characters.



Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding?


Have to be honest, I don't know much about skateboarders.  What I DO know is I really want to try adaptive skating one of these days! (I'm a paraplegic!)



Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


I don't know if i have a favorite one artist anymore.  There are so many unique artists and different types of artwork that i adore.  I want a little piece of them all covering my walls!



When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing?


Traveling, board/video games, adaptive surfing, snuggling with my pup.



Who are your biggest influences?


I'm a huge follower of the Vinyl Toy scene.  I follow tons of toy artists and toy blogs who influence and inspire me every day.  Especially the ones that work daytime jobs but still put in endless hours afterwards to pursue their true passion


What mediums do you enjoy working in?


I love to customize Vinyl Toys and paint canvas with acrylics.  Toys are my favorite, but a close second lately has been 3D paintings where i sculpt directly onto the canvas or board to hang on the wall.


Anything else you want to tell?


I'm obsessed with cotton candy, dinosaurs, and popsicles! (I'm 28, not a child, in case you got confused.)


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