I feel that to really contribute to the art world, to make art that is pushing boundaries, you can’t be making art for the sake of making money. You have to just make art for art’s sake.

— Garnet Fisher

Born and raised in Asheville, NC, Garnet Fisher is known for her minimalist, abstract giclee paintings.

Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • The story behind how and why Garnet (aka “Nettie”) started painting and how she developed her own signature style
  • The history of the “Weird Bad Art Machine” (which we think is genius)
  • Garnet explains the process and meaning behind her paintings
  • The difference between discipline and curiosity (as an engine for creation)
  • Nettie’s opinion on “working from a place of enough” (and practicing non-dualism)
  • What art vs. design means for Nettie
  • Trail etiquette and leaving a place better than you found it

Show Notes

Garnet Fisher is a designer and artist of many things. Connect with her on her website and Instagram page. You can also buy her prints at Old North on the corner of Walnut and N. Lexington.

@weirdbadartmachine is an Instagram account that Garnet started as a way to showcase her artwork without the pressure of calling it “good art.”

Ensō – Garnet references Zen technique — “a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.”

Salad for President by Julia Sherman (Disclosure: This is an affiliate link.) – Inspirational cookbook with salad recipes and quotes from artists. Nettie references a quote by Tauba Auerbach from this book.

Music by Commonwealth Choir

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