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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Artist Interview: Ian White Williams

Words of the day: immediacy. environment. intimate. respond.

This interview is with Ian White Williams. With roots as a sculptor, Williams finds himself drawing and painting as of late. He gives us a history of 'why the shift to painting?' Also in this interview, Ian shares what has helped him stay connected and current on what is going on in contemporary painting, and how this continues to be valuable to him today. Listen below for more!

The artist's website: Ian White Williams 

Audio interview:

Ian White Williams

Artists etc. mentioned in the conversation:

Vincent Hawkins
Tim Schwartz
David T Miller
Italo Calvino
T. S. Eliot

 (Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen. Outro music by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Artist Interview: Adam Lovitz

Words of the day: immediate. energy. inform. nature. color.

This interview is with Philadelphia painter, Adam Lovitz. We dig in and talk a bit about education and how Lovitz was encouraged to create daily while growing up. Balancing work and painting can be a challenge, listen in as he shares how he has dealt with that issue. Nature also comes up and we talk the importance of it's image in painting. Lovitz also shares his thoughts and practices in color, space and dealing with paintings as objects. Listen below for more!

bright boned bond
acrylic and vinyl paint on panel
10" x 11"

ice cream seafood chicken bbq
acrylic on panel
8" x 9"

slick hero smile
10" x 11"
acrylic on panel

monday night football(unsanctioned mural)
15' x 6'
enamel and spray paint on metal construction barricade

play off
acrylic on panel
9" x 11"

The artist's website: Adam Lovitz

Audio interview:

 Adam Lovitz in his studio

Artist's etc. mentioned in the conversation:

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Max Ernst
Carl Sagan
Chris Martin
Patrick Maguire
Agnes Martin
Marc Chagall
Douglas Witmer
Fernando Pessoa
Murray Dessner
Jan Baltzell

(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen. Outro music by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Artist Interview: Fiona Stanbury

Words of the day: shape. space. arrangement. up-side-down.

London based artist, Fiona Stanbury, shares her thoughts on painting and process in this interview. Inspiring to Stanbury, early on, was her time living in Africa, she details that the "Colors, deep shadows and..." were part of what she took away from her time there. Also inspirational was her studies under painter, Stass Paraskos, who was teaching at Cyprus College of Art Lemba. Stanbury has some nice words about Paraskos, who recently passed away. His inspiration lives on, as mentioned throughout the interview, for Stanbury who studied his teachings on being a brave painter, and also to draw with color, among other disciplines. Listen below for more!

 'Surfing on Paint,'  (2013) oil and acrylic on board, 18" x 24"

 'Paphos Glimpse,'  (2013)  oil and acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24"

 'Watching and Waiting,'  (2013)  oil and acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24"

 'Escape from Winter,' (2013)  oil and acrylic on board, 18" x 24"

 'Paintscape,'  (2014) acrylic on canvas, 16" x 13"

The artist's website: Fiona Stanbury

Audio interview with the artist:

Fiona Stanbury

Artists etc. mentioned in the interview:

Stass Paraskos, Valerie Brennan, Bridget Fahy, Henri Matisse, Richard Diebenkorn, Grace Hartigan, Robert Motherwell, Stuart Davis, Jacob Lawrence, Joan Mitchell, Franz Kline, Pierre Soulages, Serge Poliakoff, Paul Cezanne, as well as British painters- Alfred Wallis, Howard Hodgkin, Ivon Hitchens, Peter Lanyon and Keith Vaughan.

Two Picasso quotes shared in the conversation:
"Everything you can imagine is real." - Pablo Picasso 

"In art, intentions are not sufficient. What one does is what counts and not what one has the intention of doing." - Pablo Picasso


(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen. Outro music by Ani Difranco and Utah Phillips)