Woodie Anderson

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


Shelby, North Carolina, USA

Currently live in Winston-Salem, NC



 What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?


Just comes naturally, can’t think of a time I wasn’t drawing or making something, even if it was doodling in the fog on a window pane.





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


As a very small child I would ride down long hills face-first on my skateboard, lying on my belly. This is a very good way to cover yourself in scar tissue; I highly recommend it. My Favorite skateboarder would be my parter-in-crime in this practice: Kim Allison.



Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


I am inspired by many artists. Frida Kahlo and Cindy Sherman come to mind. Also a fan of the german expressionists and of the Spanish painter El Greco.




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


 I am a graphic designer, print-maker, gardener, traveler and I try to enjoy and absorb whatever moment I am in as best I can. 




Who are your biggest influences? 


Making art doesn't require special tools or education. I am influenced and inspired by anyone who embraces that thought and creates without fear. There is a Picasso quote that goes something like “Taste Kills Creativity”. If you can live by that you will make true art.



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


I love experimenting with screen printing on distressed and found fabrics. I also work on paper and wood in media of all kinds. .