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Art & Life with Talia Ceravolo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Talia Ceravolo.

Talia, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I was born and raised in San Diego, in a vibrant community of Flamenco musicians, artists, & dancers. Every summer, my parents would host have 3 days long Flamenco festival in my 2-acre backyard, which happens to be located in the SDSU area. I grew up being surrounded by amazing live music, delicious food, and wild characters. Because of this, community, good food, and quality of life have always been super important for me. It also set me up to be sort of a perfectionist. I have a keen eye for quality when it comes to music, food, and art!

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
My art has always been inspired by the people around me. I usually paint my friends or other people in my connected community that I’m inspired by. My latest body of work is “The Artist Series,” which is a series of paintings based on local young artists from my community. I wanted to place the subject in their studio or home to show an intimate view of them and their unique personalities.

I am also a singer-songwriter and just released my first full-length album “Dirty Seeds.” My music is created through a stream of consciousness and pure emotions, versus the carefully planned oil paintings that I create. I love to find pleasing and powerful melodies and allow the words to flow. I’ve always been inspired by old school artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, but I’m also strongly influenced by my favorite modern artists such as Feist and Laura Marling.

I’m also a very passionate cook and foodie! When I’m not painting or singing, I am usually in the kitchen obsessing over a new recipe or perfecting a new dish. Food, music, and art all influence each other, bring people together, and are the juice of life!

What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
I think artists and creative minds have a lot of power to influence the community by gathering people together to promote change. Artists are always the ones who inspire the community, and we can use this power to get the people fired up!

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Most of my work is on my website, www.taliaceravolo.com. But I do have some pieces that are hung in family’s restaurant Cafe-Bar Europa in Pacific Beach if you want to see them in person. You purchase gilcees or prints of my work by contacting me through my website.

My music is currently on Bandcamp at taliaceravolo.bandcamp.com where you can purchase the album. It will also be available on Spotify and Itunes June 1st!

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Talia Ceravolo

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