Meet the artist: Lindsay Kaye Gronos
Where can we see your work?
Do you have work for sale?
Not currently, but open to it.
In what media do you work?
Commercial/graphic design photography.
How would you describe your style?
Who would you say have been influences on your work?
Film director Tim Burton. I have always been fascinated by his use of clay animation in the film The Nightmare Before Christmas. The dark, gothic, eccentric big-eyed characters in most of his films inspire me and his use of vivid color with dark contrast is the inspiration of most of my work.
Are there particular themes you like to explore in your work?
I’m attracted to commercial and fashion genres; anything that could be represented in media format.
What do you most enjoy about the creative process?
It makes me feel like I have a purpose and it is meaningful. It keeps me up until 4 a.m. some nights, but it’s worth every minute going over every detail of how something will look or how it will come together in a project.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I grew up in the small town of Burlington with three brothers that didn’t want a sister tagging alongside them, so I indulged in art. My father is a taxidermist; that is where I took my first steps in creativity. I would watch him paint a fish or a bird with such precision and so I picked up a paint brush and followed him. I would paint on pieces of leftover cardboard. My art background has always been with me since I can remember; in school I would always get in trouble for drawing during class – go figure! I knew I had to do something with this creativity, so I recently went back to college for some type of art degree and found myself at Dakota College at Bottineau photography program. It has been the best decision I have ever made. It has opened up so many doors for me and gives real balance to my life.