ahtcast Visual artist interview conversations about process and inspiration.

Words of the day: immediate. energy. inform. nature. color.

This interview is with Philadelphia based painter, Adam Lovitz. We dig in and talk a bit about education and how Lovitz was encouraged to create daily while growing up. Balancing work and painting can be a challenge, listen in as he shares how he has dealt with that issue. Nature also comes up and we talk the importance of it's image in painting. Lovitz also shares his thoughts and practices in color, space and dealing with paintings as objects. Listen in for more!

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

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

Words of the day: shape. space. arrangement. up-side-down.

London based artist, Fiona Stanbury, shares her thoughts on painting and process in this interview. Inspiring to Stanbury, early on, was her time living in Africa, she details that the "Colors, deep shadows and..." were part of what she took away from her time there. Also inspirational was her studies under painter, Stass Paraskos, who was teaching at Cyprus College of Art Lemba. Stanbury has some nice words about Paraskos, who recently passed away. His inspiration lives on, as mentioned throughout the interview, for Stanbury who studied his teachings on being a brave painter, and also to draw with color, among other disciplines. Listen in for more!

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

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

Words of the day: grid. imagination. fundamental. intentional, and pair.

Stephen Wright, based in Kentucky, is a painter deeply moved by color, not just any color, but greys. Wright talks at length about his relationship with the perceived meaning of his work by others and would prefer...
As one who works on a number of series at once, Wright is interested in how each approach has it's independence as well as....

Listen in for more(some strong language).



The artist's tumblr blog: http://stephenwrightblog.tumblr.com/


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

Words of the day: share. stories. share. community building. share.

David A. Linneweh joins ahtcast to share his experiences as host of the esteemed Studio Break podcast. Linneweh talks about the beginning of his podcast and how it has grown to enrich his own studio practice as a painter. Listen in as we both express some of the rewards and inspiring aspects of hosting an artist interview podcast. Thanks for listening! (Some strong language)

 

 

 

 

Studio Break host, David A. Linneweh

 

ahtcast host, Phillip J. Mellen

 

 

Studio Break website: http://studiobreak.com/

 

 

 

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

"There's no place for being careful when making art." This episode is with Rapid City, South Dakota artist, Matt Schaefer. Schaefer's beginnings with art worked in tandem with playing music. Painting shortly took over his focus and his unique ways of studying art history was born. He let's you in on his thoughts over an important artist that has let him down. He also share's his feelings on planning as it relates to process. Listen for more! (Some strong language)







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

This interview is with Prince Edward Island artist, Stephen B. MacInnis. Parts of the process MacInnis enjoys most is the "history of the accidents that occur" along with the "ghost images" that sometimes appear will working on multiple layered paintings. Catch some of the thinking that went into titling his ongoing "Long Series" and how studying art can bring a creative freedom.






The artist's website: http://sbmacinnis.wordpress.com/category/abstract-painting-2/long-series-12x12-inch-paintings/




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

Words of the day: work and work and work and work, destroy. Meg Lipke joins ahtcast for this interview. Working out of Brooklyn and drawing and collaborating with the past to create a modern conversation. Carrying the experience of an art filled background, Lipke shares that an artist has to work with a "faith" to get through creative blocks and figure it out. She also describes where, and how, the ideas tend to flow. What is painting? Lipke responds: "It's where one works out..." Listen in for more!

The artist's website: http://meglipke.com/

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

Words of the day: pause. confusion. change and interested. This interview is with Bloomington, Indiana artist, Peter Shear. I asked about the beginnings of becoming an artist, and Shear talked about it as being a kind of attraction to it, and that can be what makes one an artist. I asked about education and a bit of the response I got was about "self-educating" without shortcuts, and much more. One of my direct questions was: "What is your favorite thing about the internet? A snippet of Shear's answer was: "It's where our..." On creative block? Answer: "It doesn't last..." Listen in for more! (due to a couple of audio blips, this interview is not recommended for headphones. Some strong language)







The artist's website: petershear.com/home.html




(original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen. Also appearing in this episode is the music of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)

Ahtcast talks with Ashley Garrett for this interview. You will discover great descriptions of experiences that are both universal and specific in their private nature. To Garrett, art making is the tapping into the "energy and/or space that hovers around us all the time." It brings us together, both artist and non-artist. According to Garrett, there may be no such thing as 'non-artist.'
Her work needs no sketch, because it would "take away the mystery and drain the energy of the discovery." Learn the inner workings of her process and how listening to creative impulses can keep one on the right track to being present and "aware." Listen in for more! (some strong language).





The artist's website: www.ashleygarrett.com/



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





Ahtcast revisits the work of artist, Lorri Ott, in this episode. Lorri Ott and I originally spoke in February of 2012 and I thought it would be interesting to see what she has been up to in her studio as of late. We also talk about past work and how it has changed as well as how the work has, in a sense, come full circle. Thanks for listening.

The artist's website: http://lorriott.net/home.html

(podcast intro/outro music by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)

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