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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)

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