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.

Don't Say it, Spray it

Daniela Schweinsberg's abstracts are visceral. You feel these works as much as you see them. We take a tour of her Frankfurt studio to get a glimpse of the processes that lie behind all the spray paint, pastel and paste.

Nick Malone's Tale of Two Lives

Take a tour of his studio, hear about his upcoming show alongside the Venice Biennale and find out exactly what pursuing creativity means to Nick Malone.

Capturing the Unreal with Martin Stranka

When it comes to photography, Martin Stranka is a game changer. Hear his inspiring story and discover how he makes his works - there's a method to his magic.

In the Studio with Irene Hoff

Read our exclusive interview with Irene Hoff to hear her story, see her works in progress and get a glimpse at her incredible studio space.

Fifty Shades of Neon with Rebecca Mason

Delve into Rebecca Mason's studio in our exclusive interview with the artist.

Escape to the Tropics With Kristjana Williams

Check out our exclusive studio visit and Q&A with Icelandic artist Kristjana Williams.

Adriana Marques Meets Edina Gulyas

Edina's works are an explosion of energy, intrigue and passion. In an instant, they communicate big ideas and big moments from both world histories and personal histories, referred to in the titles of each work. Adriana Marques met with one of her favourite artists to discuss her journey to becoming a professional painter.

Tracing the Intangible With Simon Job

Simon Job’s transient, minimalist works capture the shifting natural forces that work around us but lie just beyond our vision. We visited the artist’s studio to get the lowdown on how he fell into the world of art and how he finds the balance between chaos and control.

Live on Leake Street | A Mural by Marc Craig

Check out our stunning time lapse vidoe of Marc Craig & Botjoy painting an epic new mural last weekend at the Leake Street Tunnel in London.

Finding Beauty in the Banal with Stella Kapezanou

Stella Kapezanou's paintings bring the everyday into the realms of the exotic. See into her studio, get a glimpse behind the scenes and discover her figurative works.