Lyrics, poetry and art all meshed together

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Interview with Magalie D. Foster








Magalie Delaleu Foster is a self-taught artist, marching to the beat of her own drum. About ten years ago she decided to use black-eyed peas on canvas instead of cooking them for dinner, her creation then spread from canvas to greeting cards. She is fascinated with colors, characters and stories, coming from a Haitian background goes without saying. A brief interview gives you a chance to know more.

How long have you been painting?
7 years

What’s your inspiration?
Everything inspires me, life, laughter, children. My work is happy, bright and colorful. I tackle several styles and themes. I try to keep it as simple yet color to capture one's attention

Why are you an artist?

It’s in my blood; it’s in the blood that flows through my veins. It feels like I’ve been doing this forever.

What artist has influenced you?

My Uncle Daniel, that man can paint. He is not afraid to pull you into his artwork. Also Haitian art to me is beautiful, the colors, the people, the culture.

What other interest you have besides painting?

I have too many. Crafting, decorating, photography, cooking, the list goes on and on

How have you handled the business of being an artist?

Keeping it classy and professional

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

I see myself successful whether it’s crafting, decorating or painting. I see longevity

What advice do you give to an artist just starting out?

Patience, lots of patience and passion


To check out more of Maggie’s work, visit her website.

18 comments:

Soldier said...

I see art runs in the family.
I checked out your sister's website and damn she's talented (and ispired)
BEPC06 for my entrance and BEP40 for the bar, i want them for my house !!!!!!!!

SLUMP FACADE said...

Her paintings are as beautiful her smile; simply radiant!!!

Epsilonicus said...

I like the colors! They just stand out to me.

constance said...

LY! Your latest acrylic painting that you posted a few posts ago is really beautiful and powerful! I haven't got the time to read through everything but will get to it later...but I'm just amazed at that painting. It's so full of life, full of words, spoken through the eyes/perspective. Your passion is definately felt there in that piece.

And your sister paints too? What an artistic family :) Your sis in art and you with words and soon paintings as well! I'll check her website soon...

Have a great weekend :)

Harlem Purl said...

So now can we add journalist to the long list of titles you hold? :-) Just kidding. Her artwork is just gawjus dahling.

The Professor said...

Wow. Talk about an art family. I love seeing art that makes you think...

Leila said...

self-made artists are always the best, no? you can see the passion!

Xavier said...

When commenting on art I find it difficult not to comment on the artist. I the case of your sister and her art, I can summarize in three words: “Pyrotechnic on ice”. And the video is new. I’ve never heard them before.

It’s confirmed, I’m coming up to NY. Je t’appel avec les détails. A bientôt cherie! ;-)

fallen angel said...

i love the love you show your sister! it makes me all warm and fuzzy!

Nique said...

Hey!!! Been incompete without your words, buts so is a life story. How have you been? I hope well, i wish i could wit down with you and have an interview like that. But anyway i havent posted anything but I miss you girl, email me or something.

Lyrically speaking said...

Soldier, I had my sister email you, did you get her message regarding your order?

Slum Facade: thank you, Maggie is truly talented

Epsilonicus: I agree, the colors are bold and they do stand out

Constance: thank you much

Harlem Purl: Yes, i'm trying to get into journalism, just a tad bit :)

Professor: thank you for the visit and compliment

Leila: thank you for the visit

Xavier: oui, tu dois m'appeler, merci

Fallen Angel: It was a great pleasure to introduce my sister this way...she's never seen my blog til now and she loves it

Nique: thanks for the visit, i'll be posting poems this week don't worry :)

Poetry by Kai said...

u & your sis are soooooooo talented......

warm hugs

Nique said...
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Nique said...

i need your email address

Rethabile said...

What is this? The whole family is talented? Wow!

Lyrically speaking said...

Nique: Cathy@delaleuwritings.com is my email address

Rethabile: Thanks for stopping, i've missed your regular visits

Shelle said...

simply beautiful. such talented sisters. i have peeked in before, and will continue to do so.
your words are so full of life...im inspired.

urban butterfly said...

I can see that beauty runs in your family!! Her artwork is magnificent!