Blog — Long Island

An Interview with Artist Jackie Maloney on the Inspiration Behind Her Art

An Interview with Artist Jackie Maloney on the Inspiration Behind Her Art

Why did you decide to become an artist? Growing up I was a very introverted person (still am!). So most of my childhood was spent observing the world around me and filling my days with tons of solo creative activities. Drawing was an outlet for me. My mother was also very creative and artistic and she would always encourage me to create for myself. She is my inspiration. My parents also nurtured my ability with private art lessons throughout my childhood. Their encouragement ultimately paid off with a scholarship at my dream school - Maryland Institute College of Art [MICA]...

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That Time We Interviewed Ourselves

That Time We Interviewed Ourselves

It feels a little self-indulgent to start with our own blog post, but... how else can we properly introduce ourselves?? locaLI bred was conceived with the desire to champion Long Island's entrepreneurial and creative spirit. When we both moved to Long Island from Brooklyn around the same time (five years ago) we were nervous to leave city life behind. We had just seen firsthand Brooklyn undergo this tremendous transformation. The emphasis on patronizing everything artisanal and locally grown saw the city blossom into this mecca of hip and cool and new. Meanwhile, the city perception of Long Island was... great...

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