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.

Portrait with the Artist: Ting-Ting Cheng

On the launch of a new series of prints, we sat down to discuss her practice, habits and latest releases.

Life is a cabaret: The Photography of Alma Haser

Alma's confident and inspired photography tells stories and captivates the viewer with intense images of life and finding oneself.

Introducing: Anna Marrow

New to Rise Art, we talk to Gina Cross about Anna Marrow's work.

Blog of the Moment: Come Into Land

In this week's Blog of the Moment we look at 'Come Into Land', an online culture magazine that features cutting edge art, music, fashion, design and more!

In Focus: Mat Cahill

We have a chat with Rise Art's own Mat Cahill about his work and his advice to other emerging artists.

The Weird & the Wonderful: An affordable art collection to stimulate the imagination from Laura McBeth

Art marketeer and writer Laura McBeth introduces you her collection of artworks that inspire the imagination.

Memory, traces and the healing power of art: a conversation with Chris Shaw Hughes

In advance of London Art Fair, we met with Artist Chris Shaw Hughes to discuss his art practice and his exciting recent editions on Rise Art

My Life In Pictures

We have asked Select Artist Pedro Guimaraes to share some images with us from his personal album. Discover the person behind the art...

Ting–Ting Cheng: Identity and the Still Life

We recently caught up with Rise Art artist Ting-Ting Cheng to discuss her practice a bit further and find out about her loves and secret habits...

Interview with Select Artist Rosalind Davis

Rosalind Davis discuss her paintings, practice and new releases on Rise Art.