ARTIST INTERVIEW: Gloria Noto of NOTO Botanics
Company: NOTO Botanics
Artist: Gloria Noto
Gloria Noto began, and still is a makeup artist, being in the industry for over 10 years – launching NOTO botanics 3 years ago to bring an inclusive and all natural multi use line that spans genders and identities, as well as having an editorial edge and philanthropic goal – With a background in painting and writing, owning and being editor of an art magazine that was called The Work Magazine, and being in editorial industry as a makeup artist – she was able to bring all her visual loves together with her personal love of clean cosmetics.
What would you say is the driving force behind your creative work?
The driving force for me comes in a few ways – One , the drive comes from the ability to be my own boss, and with that comes deep drive to stay on your path, grow, and succeed ( in whatever way success means to me ) – and the other drive is the ability to put something in the world that makes it feel a bit more joy, expression, consideration, and connectedness .
How do you find a balance between practicality and beauty in your creations?
That’s pretty simple for me – dealing with natural ingredients, they already come beautiful and practical – so I get the best of both worlds – it’s then really all about picking the ingredients that suit the need of what I am trying to achieve. But it always ends up beautiful 🙂
What are your most important artistic tools?
My senses, My intuition, my notebook.
Do you have any objects you like to keep around you as inspiration? What are they?
Books of poetry – that i’ve read or written – words , story telling, movement within the lines creates moods, ideas, stories that I want to create.