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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)