Behind the paint brush
Magnus interviews restaurant’s go-to art gal, Sabrina Muscat.
What work have you done for
I painted the faux-stone exterior of the building, with help from my daughter, Wendy. I also re-painted their old wood sign, which now hangs in the interior of the restaurant. I refinished the frames on the paintings in the front dining room to give them a “weathered boat” look. I had the honor of painting a variety of fish carved by John (Reinstra). We have a couple more projects to complete as well.
Tell us a little about yourself: Have you always considered yourself an artist?
What inspires you to paint?
I have always doodled on whatever was in front of me, but I didn’t take my first art class until I was 35. Even though I had been doing decorative painting for a living, I didn’t consider myself an artist until studying with the Animation/Illustration department at San Jose State. An injury last year ended my illustration education, but I am excited about where my art is taking me. I am inspired by many things: life, love, music, the colors of nature…. There isn’t enough time in the day to paint everything that I feel.
What are your future aspirations in the art world?
I currently have mixed media paintings in the “Art Addicts” show presented by the Art Attic, above the La Di Da Cafe in Half Moon Bay. I would love to do more shows, group and solo. I am also working on T-shirt designs, making prints and cards of my illustrative works, and building my mural portfolio.
Favorite part about Princeton Seafood?
I love the friendly service and family environment. And the salmon and cheese raviolis