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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Artist Interview: Brenda Hope Zappitell

Words of the day: intuitive. doodle. travel. environment. process. 

Splitting her studio time between Santa Fe, NM and Delray Beach, FL, Brenda Hope Zappitell finds her work influenced and inspired by travel and life experiences. Family and scheduling studio time are also part of the gig. Movement, gesture and energy all come to mind as Zappitell translates these factors into her expressions in paint. Listen below as she shares the details of her studio practices and inspirations...

50 x 72 inches 
acrylic with cold wax on canvas

in the midst of the journey
 50 x 50 inches
 acrylic with cold wax on panel 

 journey of imperfection
40 x 60 inches
 acrylic with cold wax on panel

sat chit ananda, 
72 x 72 inches
acrylic with cold wax on panel

 the power of two II
60 x 48 inches
 acrylic with cold wax on panel

 The artist's website: Brenda Hope Zappitell 

Audio interview with the artist:

Brenda Hope Zappitell

Artist's etc. mentioned in the interview:

Willem de Kooning
Pablo Picasso
Joan Mitchell
Salvador Dali
Zoe Keating 

Below is a Chuck Close quote that Zappitell would like to share:

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

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Artist Interview: Jennifer Shepard

Words of the day: simultaneous. absurd. journey. celebration. intervention.

Brooklyn, NY artist, Jennifer Shepard joins ahtcast and shares a bit on her art and practice. Early on, Shepard was active in both art and music, and thought it was tough to decide which to focus on. As an artist in adult life, things appear to be a little clearer in the way that location, art community, and an organic studio practice all help contribute to success as an artist. Listen below for more.

 Blister in the Sun
dimensionas variable, approx 12" x 14" x 18"
acrylic, collage, house paint on wood
(Three alt views above)


 Bubonic Beach
dimensionas variable, approx 17" x 18" x 14" x 20"
acrylic, graphite, calk, spray paint, house paint, collage on wood
(Three alt views above)

Clam Bake
22" x 30"
graphite, collage, spray paint, acrylic, house paint, inkjet printer ink on paper

dimensions variable, 12.5" x 41"
acrylic, graphite, house paint on wood

Land Shark
dimensions variable, approx 13.5" x 12.5" x 16"
spray paint, house paint, ink, acrylic, calk on wood and paper

The artist's website: Jennifer Shepard

Audio interview with the artist: 

Jennifer Shepard in her studio.

Artists etc. mentioned in the conversation:

David T Miller
Jasper Johns
John Cage
Eva Hesse
Christopher Wool
Hans Haacke
Jenny Holzer
Donald Judd

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