Meet the talented Taleen Keldjian!

Glendale, CA / WebsiteTaleen_3

Where do you live? What are some of your favorite places? I live in Glendale, California. Some of my favorite places in the world are London, England; Old Town Pasadena, California; and Malibu, California.

What are some of your current obsessions? Some of my current obsessions are eating figs, drinking Earl Grey tea, reading a good book, water subjects, swimming, hiking, and painting with my acrylic inks. I’m also obsessed with Henri Matisse’s and David Hockney’s work.

What is something you learned/saw/heard recently that you would like to share with our readers? This past Spring, I traveled to London, England on a Study-Abroad trip with my school, Art Center College of Design. Having lived in Los Angeles my whole life, I have the tendency to look down as I walk from place to place, but in London, my artist senses were heightened as I learned to be more observant traveling around the city. There was a surprise on every corner–a funky sculpture atop a building, graffiti art by Banksy in an alley way, a candy bar with my instructor’s name on its label at the local candy shop…each one was a gem, and taught me to look at the world with a different pair of lenses. Not to mention, almost getting run over by cars AND pedestrians when it was “safe” to walk! Londoners mean business and don’t have much mercy when it comes to traffic–it gets pretty crazy!Taleen_1Taleen

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