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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Artist Interview: Douglas Witmer

Words of the day: elemental. aspire. ambient. place. context.

Philadelphia based painter Douglas Witmer joins me for a conversation on this episode. The interview starts of with Douglas sharing some of his early experiences with art and what feeds his work most. Then the conversation focuses on his ambient album FORTY, FOR YOU, a forty track album where each track is paired up with a painting. We talk about the relationship between the music and the paintings and what Douglas' process was like changing up the format a bit within his studio practice. The paintings, as well as the music, are an invitation for contemplation... Listen below for more! 


Day 9

10 inches square 

acrylic on paper


Day 23

10 inches square 

acrylic on paper




installation view of entire set of paintings

Douglas Witmer in his Philadelphia studio

More work by Douglas:

35 x 28 inches
Acrylic on canvas

Audio interview with the artist:

Mentioned in the interview:

 Agnes Martin

Franz Kline


Rothko Chapel

Morton Feldman

Tantra paintings

Tibetan prayer flags

Jane Rohrer 

Warren Rohrer


 Link to the digital album FORTY, FOR YOU on bandcamp: FORTY, FOR YOU

 Douglas Witmer's website: Douglas Witmer

Instagram: @dgelless

Current virtual show at: Gallerie Biesenbach


Submitted questions for this interview by previous ahtcast guest Cat Balco.

Thank you Cat!

Below is a work from the series School Papers by Douglas that Cat Balco asks about directly



School Papers

Dimensions variable. approx 9 x 6 inches

Mixed media on found paper





Thank you for listening! 



(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)