Artists ~ Walter Silva ~ Providence

Artist’s name: Walter Silva
Shop name: Silva Ware by Walter Silva

1. Tell us about your work
Doodler, Freelance illustrator, Product designer and Artisan with a strong passion for decoupage. With that said my passion for creating is "ON" at all times 24/7.

2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer?
In my opinion you either are an artist or not! Being a FT Artist continues to be the biggest challenge, but would have it no other way. I have a BFA in Fine Arts and that experience enabled me to grow and explore many media and techniques.
Don't be fooled that any of this is easy, I advise all who want to purse the ART's, don't talk about doing it, Just DO IT!

3. Where do you draw your inspiration?
I follow a lot of design Blogs, Doodling with my Sharpies, exploring new places, Antique Shops, tourist destinations, Gift Ware trade Shows and read a lot of Periodicals to name a few.

I also belong to professional design organizations and Artist groups that meet regularly!

4. What’s your favorite item to create?
My small decoupaged Pill Boxes! Available in my Etsy shop and locally in RI at The FIND on 6, 2953 Hartford Ave, Johnston, RI 02919

5. What’s your best seller?
Hands down my Skull Pill Box those boxes have found homes 'round the world via Etsy.

6. How long have you been in Rhode Island?
Pretty much all my life, have lived in many other places and am back for now.

7. What do you {heart} about Rhode Island?
Summer visits to Beavertail Park in Jamestown. A great place for a picnic and fresh Air...

8. Please include anything else you’d like to add:
Very happy to Announce...
I contributed some decoupage tutorials for a New book released on June 2, 2015. It's called the BIG Book Of Mod Podge published by Lark Crafts.

Also, some of you may want to follow some of my tutorials on my blog and Mod Podge Rocks Blog, were I have contributed many tutorials using Mod Podge with a Male Perspective, LOL. Visit here:


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