February 17, 2020

Fabienne Jenny Jacquet is a painter and writer. She also started this blog and we thought it was time to turn the tables and ask her about her own practice. 

Why art? 

I am one of these outsiders who sought and found refuge in creativity. I grew up in a small town and ar...

November 10, 2019

Maybe I should not have chosen a cold and rainy Saturday afternoon for my visit to Hackney's Transition Two. Maybe the foul weather had already soured my mood to such an extent that when I arrived at the gallery, shivering and wet, and struggled to press their bell wit...

May 22, 2019

Geoffrey Stein is a painter based in New York City.  

You describe yourself as a ‘recovering lawyer’, I am curious to hear why you left that profession to become an artist and how you managed to make such a radical career change work for you.

I have always made art...

April 5, 2019

British artist Chris Klein moves effortlessly between set design for Hollywood blockbusters and painting compositions inspired by theatre and opera costumes. 

How did you start your art practice? I am interested in hearing more about the link between your pain...

December 6, 2017

Marcus Aitken is a painter and multi-media artist based in South London. 

 What are the inspiration and concerns behind your art practice?

I have always been really interested in the process of making art, it helps me understand why other artists decide to take certain r...

September 21, 2017

Edwin Aitken is a UK-based painter.

You describe your work as an exploration of the interaction and intersection of the natural world and suburbia. Can you tell us about the inspiration and concerns behind your art practice?

I really believe that an environment in which...

August 20, 2017

Svetlana Grishina is a painter, sculptor and installation-maker based in London and Moscow. 

Can you tell us about the inspiration and concerns behind your art practice? For example why did you choose to focus on the conflicting theories of science and religio...

August 6, 2017

Harry Pye is a painter and writer based in London, UK.

You are known as a painter but you also publish magazines and blogs, write, make music and often collaborate with other artists. How do you connect the various strands of your practice together?

Harry: “I love painti...

July 29, 2017

Richard Thomas is a painter based in London, UK. 

Your paintings seem to take inspiration from the people you meet and the street scenes you witness. Can you tell us a bit more behind the concerns behind your art practice and the artists that inspire you?

I live and I gr...

July 26, 2017

Jennifer Smith is an Irish painter based in the Netherlands.

Can you tell us about the inspiration and concerns behind your art practice?

I paint from a place that emphasis a strong influence on the female nude. The themes I return to again and again are of the female bo...

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