Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you very much to everyone that has written inquiring about artwork or fabric. I apologize that I could not respond to each email, but I hope this FAQ makes things a lot easier. Thanks again!
1. I am a designer and would like to purchase a particular artwork I have seen on your website. Is it available?
Images on my website may be already sold. If you are a design client and would like to see the current collection, please email me your information and your website and we can make arrangements for you to do this.
2. I would like to purchase fabric. How can I order it from you?
I do not personally produce fabric at this time. I create original paintings that my clients purchase and put into production themselves. If I ever do, the pricing and shipping will be posted on the website in a way that is crystal clear on how to order it.
3. I would like to purchase a painting, print or other artwork from you. What are your prices, sizes, etc?
I am not set up to sell artwork from my website at this particular moment. If I ever do, I absolutely promise that prices, sizes and shipping will be clearly marked!
4. I would like a position or internship at Luli Sanchez.
Trust me, you wouldn’t. Often, it’s just me painting and occasionally throwing things. The truth is, I am pretty much a semi-recluse.
The following are questions that can make someone really cranky after a while because they are either impossible to answer or would require hours to answer accurately. Nevertheless, here is my attempt at answering them…
1. Where do you get your inspiration?
Inspiration is everywhere. Seriously. No fooling. This is not breaking news! There is enough inspiration in the average fingerprint to keep that person busy for a while. It’s also ever-shifting.
2. What’s your favorite artist/ book/ place to get inspired/ fill in the blank?
There is rarely an answer to a question like this that is genuine. The answer is usually too many to choose one!
3. Why don’t you produce your own fabrics, products, etc?
I love painting, experimenting, and researching imagery. I do not love art directing other people, sorting out production, multitasking, or the minutia of running a company. It’s best if the people who love and are excellent at doing the latter do that part.
4. What advice can you give me for my textile design/surface design/ art career? How did you get started?
There are so many paths and so many different types of people with different aptitudes, strengths, circumstances, personalities and desires, that I could not possibly address this question with any actual degree of helpfulness.
When I was starting out, I often heard “Network! It’s all ‘who you know’”. As a shy person, this froze me in my tracks and gave me indigestion. Yet some people thrive on networking.
My own beginnings involved a night class at SVA in NYC while working as a receptionist, followed by a series of lowly and low-paying jobs at textile converters where artists were pretty much considered caca! I learned some useful things, but how someone with a college degree in art or design with higher expectations or resources that I had at the time should proceed is unknown to me.
The only advice I can safely offer that might be potentially ‘one size fits all’ (besides don’t listen to advice, listen to your own inner voice of course!) is this:
Start by creating work you would like to see. Do that as a regular practice. Do that a lot. Do it some more. Eventually the people who are right for your work will fall in step with you. For real’s.