ahtcast Visual artist interview conversations about process and inspiration.

Words of the day: intuitive. doodle. travel. process. environment.

Splitting her studio time between Santa Fe, NM and Delray Beach, FL, Brenda Hope Zappitell finds her work heavily influenced and inspired by travel and life experiences. Family and scheduling studio time are also part of the gig. Movement, gesture and energy all come to mind as Zappitell translates these factors into her expressions in paint. Listen in as she shares the details of her studio practices and inspirations.

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The artist's website: http://www.zappitellstudio.com/

(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen. Outro music by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)

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Words of the day: simultaneous. absurd. journey. celebration. intervention.

Brooklyn, NY artist, Jennifer Shepard joins ahtcast and shares a bit on her art and practice. Early on, Shepard was active in both art and music, and thought it was tough to decide which to focus on. As an artist in adult life, things appear to be a little clearer in the way that location, art community, and an organic studio practice all help contribute to success as an artist. Listen in for more.

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The artist's website: http://www.jennifer-w-shepard.com/

(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen. Outro music by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)

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