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.

One to Watch: Krista Kim

Exhibiting in New York at the Guy Hepner gallery where her work has also just been on auction, recently interviewed by The Huffington Post, and named one of the most trending artists of the moment... Krista Kim is definitely one to watch. We showcase some of her works, and give you a little inspiration on styling an interior to match one of these beautiful pieces!

5 Minutes with Nick Miners

We touch base with dedicated freelance photographer Nick Miners, quizzing him about his Icelandic excursions, commercial commissions in London and everything in between...

An Interview with Nadia Day

We catch up with Nadia Day, quizzing her about the thoughts and processes behind her tranquil and emotive paintings of English countryside scenes...

Q&A with Pak Keung Wan

We chat to Pak Keung about his art, his life, and everything in between...

Hannah Adamaszek Q&A

Hannah Adamaszek injects new talent and energy in to the street art scene with her female portraits - which brings a painterly style often found in contemporary art to the street art scene. Through her use of different mediums and painting techniques she builds up multiple layers within the works that result in portraits that are both delicate and subtle yet full of energy and life.

A Rise Art Q&A with Ursula Hitz

Ursula Hitz is an artist and designer from Switzerland, whose talents lie in typography and graphics.

Cahill Collection: Mat's Rise Art Picks

We catch up with Mat Cahill to find out a bit more about his own inspirations for his work, from the Cobra movement to David Hockney.

Bridget Davies

Rise Art Head Curator Rebecca Gordon describes the work of Bridget Davies as filled with spontaneity, elegance, sensuality, beauty, and texture... Read on for our Q&A with the artist herself!

How To Paint The Rain by Eva Czarniecka

Watch new-in artist Eva Czarniecka create her bright, energetic painting!

New In October!

As the autumn leaves start to fall, curl up and browse our top New-In picks!