Artist Interviews

Censorship and Visual Statements - Katherine Stewart chats to Shuby "I've always been interested in how imagery affects the male or female viewer right back to when I did photographs of myself with  'Up Yours' written on my underwear for my degree show in 1991."

Censorship and Visual Statements - Katherine Stewart chats to Shuby

"I've always been interested in how imagery affects the male or female viewer right back to when I did photographs of myself with  'Up Yours' written on my underwear for my degree show in 1991."

Sin City Meets Pop Culture - Katherine Stewart talks to Dean Fox "Time and love are the most precious thing we can offer to someone so I wanted to use my art and time for this cause to give something back."

Sin City Meets Pop Culture - Katherine Stewart talks to Dean Fox

"Time and love are the most precious thing we can offer to someone so I wanted to use my art and time for this cause to give something back."

Rugman on Icons and Symbolism "Symbolism is a major part of my work. The tattoos play the part of filling the space with stories, marks of the human tale. They also show the beliefs, fears and maybe even their standing in that tribal community."

Rugman on Icons and Symbolism

"Symbolism is a major part of my work. The tattoos play the part of filling the space with stories, marks of the human tale. They also show the beliefs, fears and maybe even their standing in that tribal community."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Twinkle Troughton "I am compelled as an artist to understand why we fail to learn from the mistakes we have made throughout history."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Twinkle Troughton

"I am compelled as an artist to understand why we fail to learn from the mistakes we have made throughout history."

 Benjamin Murphy talks to Robert James Clarke "I started by chance with dogs but they seem to have a way of lending themselves to a fluid line an abstraction and vigour which is a challenge to catch."

 Benjamin Murphy talks to Robert James Clarke

"I started by chance with dogs but they seem to have a way of lending themselves to a fluid line an abstraction and vigour which is a challenge to catch."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Carol Robertson "Colour adds personal stories: it’s like music, a fast-track to our emotions. I use it to summon things both seen and felt. It can reference almost anything."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Carol Robertson

"Colour adds personal stories: it’s like music, a fast-track to our emotions. I use it to summon things both seen and felt. It can reference almost anything."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Anita Klein "I paint from feelings and memories, without any visual reference. As I don't use models or photographs I am trying to capture what things feel like to me rather than what they look like."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Anita Klein

"I paint from feelings and memories, without any visual reference. As I don't use models or photographs I am trying to capture what things feel like to me rather than what they look like."

Benjamin Murphy talks to David Shillinglaw "A word or phrase can conjure up an image in a way an image cannot, as a metaphor or an idiom, there is a sense of humour and cultural reference."

Benjamin Murphy talks to David Shillinglaw

"A word or phrase can conjure up an image in a way an image cannot, as a metaphor or an idiom, there is a sense of humour and cultural reference."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Danny O'Connor "For me the richness of most things are in their diversity. It's that which gives it depth and interest to me."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Danny O'Connor

"For me the richness of most things are in their diversity. It's that which gives it depth and interest to me."

Art on a Postcard talks to Fin DAC "I focused on the pointillism style that my spray technique creates and reproduced that effect with a fine point pen."

Art on a Postcard talks to Fin DAC

"I focused on the pointillism style that my spray technique creates and reproduced that effect with a fine point pen."

Reverie with Carne Griffiths "I believe a successful painting must have balance...whether through symmetry or through asymmetrical forms, the balance helps to make sense of the chaotic elements."

Reverie with Carne Griffiths

"I believe a successful painting must have balance...whether through symmetry or through asymmetrical forms, the balance helps to make sense of the chaotic elements."

Marc Standing on Masks, Tribal Culture and Identity "We’re all either our own island and we search for solitude or we look for enlightenment or belonging – where we feel we “should” be in a world of multiculturalism. You can live anywhere in the world, but you have to find a sense of identity."

Marc Standing on Masks, Tribal Culture and Identity

"We’re all either our own island and we search for solitude or we look for enlightenment or belonging – where we feel we “should” be in a world of multiculturalism. You can live anywhere in the world, but you have to find a sense of identity."

Love is all you need...with Carl Cashman "Every now and then I convince myself that less is more .... either stripping back the design or colour and trying to let the subject matter speak for it self."

Love is all you need...with Carl Cashman

"Every now and then I convince myself that less is more .... either stripping back the design or colour and trying to let the subject matter speak for it self."

Life and Death with Piotr Karpinski "Time has always fascinated me - maybe because is so abstract and beyond Life and Death (sic), which seem so ultimate already.. I enjoy observing time and life-death are closely related to that."

Life and Death with Piotr Karpinski

"Time has always fascinated me - maybe because is so abstract and beyond Life and Death (sic), which seem so ultimate already.. I enjoy observing time and life-death are closely related to that."

Catalina Villegas on monochrome paisley and fresh takes on symmetry "In life we lack control so through my work I want to show the routines and discipline that I enjoy. There’s something so appealing about having control."

Catalina Villegas on monochrome paisley and fresh takes on symmetry

"In life we lack control so through my work I want to show the routines and discipline that I enjoy. There’s something so appealing about having control."

Questioning Our Liberty With Pam Glew "Art should respond to the here and now, and we’re in a very interesting time politically. Art is somewhat a sanctuary where you can let ideas grow."

Questioning Our Liberty With Pam Glew

"Art should respond to the here and now, and we’re in a very interesting time politically. Art is somewhat a sanctuary where you can let ideas grow."

Dance, Dance! with Adam Bridgland "I have always been interested in transcending mediums like print, sculpture, painting and photography.  I think that each one should inform the other and new work should grow out of this."

Dance, Dance! with Adam Bridgland

"I have always been interested in transcending mediums like print, sculpture, painting and photography.  I think that each one should inform the other and new work should grow out of this."

David Bray "Split personality. We both agree."

David Bray

"Split personality. We both agree."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Ray Richardson "The English Bull Terrier is me."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Ray Richardson

"The English Bull Terrier is me."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Ceal Warnants "Today's children are typically not allowed such innocence. By transforming old into new and weaving sweet with unsavoury, the satiric manipulations are sugar-coated in a classic style to make a slightly exaggerated reality easy to swallow."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Ceal Warnants

"Today's children are typically not allowed such innocence. By transforming old into new and weaving sweet with unsavoury, the satiric manipulations are sugar-coated in a classic style to make a slightly exaggerated reality easy to swallow."

Rosa Torr talks to Jon Burgerman "I’d like to doodle on Donald Trump's forehead. I probably shouldn’t say what I’d draw if I had that opportunity."

Rosa Torr talks to Jon Burgerman

"I’d like to doodle on Donald Trump's forehead. I probably shouldn’t say what I’d draw if I had that opportunity."

The Power and Beauty of Nature - Katherine Stewart chats to Catherine Eldridge "I wanted the paintings to be of an animal making a very human but subtle gesture, bowing."

The Power and Beauty of Nature - Katherine Stewart chats to Catherine Eldridge

"I wanted the paintings to be of an animal making a very human but subtle gesture, bowing."

Filippo Minelli and the relation between landscape and Identity "I was inspired by political demonstrations, where smoke or teargas chokes participants and hide landscape."

Filippo Minelli and the relation between landscape and Identity

"I was inspired by political demonstrations, where smoke or teargas chokes participants and hide landscape."

Alicia Rothman's Water Horse "I painted Broadway dancers on an egg to represent Easter for the state of New York.  This activity was rewarded by a tour of the White House by then first lady, Laura Bush." 

Alicia Rothman's Water Horse

"I painted Broadway dancers on an egg to represent Easter for the state of New York.  This activity was rewarded by a tour of the White House by then first lady, Laura Bush." 

The Visual Soup of Contemporary Culture- Alice Primrose talks to Stuart Semple "The most honest thing I can think to do is to make representational things that reflect the cultural landscape we’re in."

The Visual Soup of Contemporary Culture- Alice Primrose talks to Stuart Semple

"The most honest thing I can think to do is to make representational things that reflect the cultural landscape we’re in."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Vanessa Gardiner "There is a grandeur and beauty articulated through the natural architecture of the monumental cliffs set against an unbounded sea."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Vanessa Gardiner

"There is a grandeur and beauty articulated through the natural architecture of the monumental cliffs set against an unbounded sea."

A Chat with Rebecca Salter RA "The only thing you can control is the integrity of the work you produce so watch that carefully."

A Chat with Rebecca Salter RA

"The only thing you can control is the integrity of the work you produce so watch that carefully."

Richard Levine and Iconic Imagery "Art has a lineage where one artist is influenced by another artist or art movement. I have scooped up as many as possible and thrown them back into the pot, with the help of new technology to provide a fresh spin."

Richard Levine and Iconic Imagery

"Art has a lineage where one artist is influenced by another artist or art movement. I have scooped up as many as possible and thrown them back into the pot, with the help of new technology to provide a fresh spin."

Daisy Emerson Talks Typography "I’ve always loved lettering and typography, I went on a sign writing workshop and I was instantly hooked."

Daisy Emerson Talks Typography

"I’ve always loved lettering and typography, I went on a sign writing workshop and I was instantly hooked."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Simone Lia "With my artwork I try to reveal the truth of what it is to be human, sometimes this is funny, or sad or absurd."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Simone Lia

"With my artwork I try to reveal the truth of what it is to be human, sometimes this is funny, or sad or absurd."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Mick Rooney RA  "All medium is of use to artists... The diverse "tools" and techniques laid before the artist are the servants and not the masters of art."

Benjamin Murphy talks to Mick Rooney RA

 "All medium is of use to artists... The diverse "tools" and techniques laid before the artist are the servants and not the masters of art."