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.

Introducing Guns & Rain: Julie Taylor

Julie Taylor is founder and director of Guns & Rain, a new online platform for contemporary fine art from Africa. She is an anthropologist, communications guru and art entrepreneur, interested in addressing the under-representation of African fine art in the global economy. Before moving into art, she was Google’s Head of Communications and Public Affairs for Sub-Saharan Africa. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, she holds degrees from Oxford and Cambridge in Social Anthropology and Development Stu

A Man of the Mountains: Alexander Heaton

Alexander Heaton is an english painter, printmaker and mountaineer based in urban London. With a love for nature and all things wild, Heaton uses mediums such as Oil, Acrylic, Gold Leaf, Silver leaf, and Screen Print to share the cosmos with disjointed public. Known to exhibit both locally and internationally, Alexander Heaton is an artist to watch out for.

Finding Out The Truth Behind Paul Bennett

A London based painter who creates abstract-like depictions of nature and people. Relying on his memory, his works celebrate the surreal, placing greater importance on expression rather than documentation and capturing the subtle sense of recollection.

Top 5 Living Female Artists

In terms of being 'top', it is difficult to judge what that means as being 'good' is subjective. Here, 'top' is considered as artists that fetch the most at auction. Varying from abstract to figurative painters, photographers and sculptors, some of these women also feature on Most Expensive Artist lists.

12 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Nick Malone

Nick Malone is known for loving to cross art forms just to express his ideas in a clearer fashion. Despite having very abstract work, he believes that in their own way, due to the images raw form, they become their own version of realism.

Collecting Art & Photography - Interview with Sandra Higgins

Sandra Higgins is an Independent Art Advisor and Curator with more than 20 years of experience in the London art world. When Sandra came to the UK from the US in the early 90s, she opened a gallery in Mayfair. Currently she acts as an advisor/curator for individual clients, corporations and institutions. She is a Tate guide and a long-standing member and former Vice-chairman of the Chelsea Arts Club. We ask her about her own Personal Art Collection

Finding Out More About Helen Bridges

Helen Bridges has graduated with a Masters in Printmaking from Cambwell College of Art in 2005. With this degree, she has made it her soul purpose to explore and combine traditional printing techniques with modern technologies. Drawing from typography, maps, medical diagrams and everyday objects, she focuses on capturing subtle patterns and combining them with the familiar.

Getting to Know Claire Cansick

Experimenting with different styles and mediums, the one thing that remains consistent with Claire Cansicks work are her definitive lines and her experienced use of colour. Living in Norfolk one can imagine where her inspiration for her famous 'Landscape' series came from. Other than her beautiful compilations of nature she has also created a collection of emotive female figures that translate effortlessly to the viewer.

60 Seconds with Bruce Mclean

Bruce McLean is a major figure in contemporary British Art. Taught by Anthony Caro at St. Martin's in London, he found the attitudes of his educators ponderous. He recounts as, 'twelve adult men with pipes would walk for hours around sculpture & mumble.' In petition he turned to making sculpture out of rubbish in order to highlight the pompousness of the art world. McLean exhibited at the Tate Gallery at the age of 27. Bearing this in mind, 60 seconds went quickly & I had to learn to type fast

5 Questions with Slovakian artist, Slavomir Zombek

Slavomir Zombeck is a Slovakian artist, who lives and works in the town Levoca. He works with painting, drawing, mixed media, graphic art and architecture. Through his works, he communicates not the reality, but the feelings that give him the sense of reality. As he considers his own identity as a little space, he strives to achieve the maximum effect by using the minimum means of expression.