Sean Alten

 

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

 

Born in Ottawa Ontario Canada in 1964, living in Barrie Ontario (about an hour north of Toronto) 

 

 

What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?

 

Comic books, album art and graffiti drew me right into the world of creativity.  

 

 

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

 

As for ties to skateboarding, I don't really have any but I've a few friends who are pretty hard core where I live and it's part of a creative community with musicians and artists alike. I've played as a musician at a few skate parks where I've lived. also painted pieces of graffiti on parks many years ago. wish I took more pictures ha! I've always been drawn to the styles, colors, the flash of board art. Such variety in styles. Very parallel to graffiti with it's direction.

 

Who is your favorite artist, living or dead? 

 

Favorite artist would be Andy Warhol. Just for everything he did. Every venture was very well planned and his creativity was focused.

 

 

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

 

When i'm not creating art, I'm listening to it being made or i'm involved in the playing of it. Music is my other passion. I teach it as well as play live.

 

 

Who are your biggest influences? 

 

I don't know about influences so much with visual arts just because the big picture has everything to inspire me. Film, TV, concerts, music, life people I meet and their perspectives... I appreciate it all as an influence

 

 

What mediums do you enjoy working in?

 

I primarily work in digital but I also do screen printing and drawing.

 

 

Anything else you want to say?

 

 

I'd like to thank you for the opportunity to be involved in this project!