ahtcast Visual artist interview conversations about process and inspiration.

January 30, 2020  

Words of the day: joy. newness. magic. manual. looking.

In this episode I have a conversation with Hamden, Connecticut painter Cat Balco. Cat shares how she manages time and how having lots of time doesn't necessarily make good paintings. We also talk about the series of paintings in her current show My Exploding Stars. Cat fills us in on where these paintings came from in process, and how a studio visit can really be valuable to ones own progression. Listen in for more!

 

balco_12766sml_2.jpg

 

 

The artist's website: https://catbalco.com/home.html

 

 

 

Thanks for listening!

 

 

(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)

Words of the day: art. community. Chicago. commission. tea.

Welcome to Part Two of the Renee Robbins interview! In this episode Renee talks about the Chicago based art podcast Bad at Sports, as well some of the artists working in the Chicago art scene and how they enrich the art community both in and out of the studio...

And be sure to stay tuned as Vincent van Gogh makes his way into the conversation in a fun and optimistic way. Listen in for more!

 

Moon_Pollinators_72dpi_1_.jpg

 

Renee Robbins' website: https://reneerobbins.com/

 

 

Thanks for listening!

 

 

(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)

 

Words of the day: microscopic. invented. cinematic. fantastical. Chicago.

This episode features Chicago based painter Renee Robbins. I think it's safe to say that there is plenty of enthusiasm on display in this interview regarding sea creatures, titling artwork, connecting with biologists, working in a series, and public artwork...

In this episode Renee shares quite a bit about her fascinating Daily Drawing series and I encourage you to check it out on her website here: https://reneerobbins.com/daily-drawings/

 

Buried_Treasure_72dpi_1_.jpg

 

Thanks for listening!

 

(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)

-