Under the pseudonym Bizzy, Lzolda lautner has gone on to carve out a position as a stencil artist. Her entry into the urban art scene began when she moved to Bristol in 2009 where she was exposed to the urban art scene. From that point forward, Lautner was captivated by the urban art world and as Bizzy she began creating stencils. Boasting no artistic background or studies, Bizzy has created works that are the result of sheer talent, effort and patience. In 2014 Bizzy was a Stencil Art Prize Finalist.

How did you get into making stencil art? 

It all started with me moving to live in Bristol. The city’s graffiti scenes and street art captivated me from the first moment I saw it. About 4 years ago I made my first stencil painting and I haven’t stopped. I am  a self taught painter without any formal arts training.

How would you describe your style of art? 

I am still looking for my exact style if there is such a thing for me. At the moment I like experiencing with different styles and techniques. I mostly like to do grey scale paintings or black and white ones and female figures. I tend to prefer ‘fine art’ themes and interesting perspective paintings.

What are your goals and ambitions? 

I would like to prove myself in fine detailed work. I’m focussing on detailed photo realistic paintings. This year I will be taking part in the Upfest graffiti and street art festival where I will be painting live in front of a big crowd first time in my life. I will see how it goes. I’m also planning to paint some murals at some point.

What is the hardest part and best part about being an artist? 

For me the hardest part is that I have a full time work and can paint only after work. Frequently, I am very tired but it is still the part of the day that I enjoy the most. It would be great to be able to support myself through full time painting.

Where do you see yourself in five year’s time? 

It is hard to say as 5 years ago I didn’t even dream of painting, but I’m hoping that painting will be an ever developing part of my life. I plan to make big scale canvas paintings and a few murals by that time.

If you could impart some wisdom to young stencil artists what would you say?

I would like to just show one photo here which will tell more than thousand words.(Image number 5) 1 year has passed between these two paintings and lots of cutting on other projects. Nothing improves you more than practicing – so just keep on cutting.

Check out Bizzy’s website .

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