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      Artist Interviews

      Read artist interviews featuring some of the most exciting established and emerging figures in the art world. Our conversations with contemporary artists get to the heart of what makes them tick, exploring the development of their style, their inspirations and the stories behind their recent work. Discover our artist interviews to get to know the people whose works that you can browse and buy in our online store.

      Our top artist interviews

      One of our most popular recent interviews was a talk with Nelson Makamo, a South African painter and winner of 2018’s Rise Art Prize known for his expressive portraits. Our conversation with Kelvin Okafor, who creates intricate photorealistic pencil portraits, dove into his unique fusion of the technical and the conceptual. You may also enjoy our interview with Fred Ingrams, in which he discusses both his technical process and what drew him to start painting the Fens.

      Interviews you won’t want to miss

      Among our contemporary artist interviews, you will find our Q&A with Philip Vaughan, author of the landmark 48ft-tall Light Tower which graced the London skyline from 1972 to 2008. You can read about the machinations and motivations driving rising star Anna Sofie Jesperson. Our interview with Mark Chadwick may also be of interest, where the colour master shines a light on the inspiration behind his vibrant abstract paintings.

      Interview with Michael Pfleghaar, Still Lifes Between Realism and Abstraction

      "My artistic style lies somewhere between abstraction and realism with colourist sensibility."

      Interview with Andrea Solaja, the Figurative Artist of Light and Dark

      "As a tailor, I wrap my canvas around you to make you become the art that you wish to narrate."

      Interview with James Robert Morrison

      "The work created addresses my memory and experience of discovering my sexuality, and journey to understanding, accepting and valuing it."

      Interview with Kate McCrickard

      "I make figurative paintings drawn from memory, imagination and years of observing and sketching figures in the street, in bars and those who cross my path in daily life."

      Interview with Lisa-Marie Price

      "I want my paintings to make people think about their lives, what they consume, and how they live daily."

      Interview with Carrie Jean Goldsmith

      "I'm inspired by anything and everything, whether it's music, the landscape, how I'm feeling on a particular day or just life."

      Interview with Clare Thatcher

      "Memory, thought and feelings are all captured and translated in the language of line to my paintings."

      Interview with Fletcher Sibthorp

      “There's a certain mystery where the viewer fills in the spaces and starts creating their own narrative through abstract elements.”

      Interview with Yannis Guibinga

      "I want to get across a message of pride, strength and self-determination for African people across the globe. I want to show us as the proud, complex and nuanced individuals we are through my portraits and show that the African experience is as diverse as any other."

      Interview with Johanna Bath

      "I am endlessly inspired by the construct and the idea of time and timing and how moments, fragments of time and memories have such an impact on us as humans."