Interviews: Artists

Meet many of the artists that appear in our Woven Tale Press magazine.  Most interviews will link to the issue where their works appear. If you are interested in their work, we are happy to put you in touch.

WTP Artist: Rebecca Giles

Rebecca Giles speaks to the inspiration behind her striking, “glowing” still-life paintings.

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WTP Artist: Bronwen Hazlett

“Even though there are only two colors used in the Blue Van Dyke photographic process, their interaction with each other is constantly fascinating me.” Bronwen Hazlett talks her photography series, featured in Vol. VI #1.

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WTP Artist: Alan Bray

Alan Bray, “the visual poet laureate of nature,” creates works in casein capturing the natural phenomena in Maine.

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WTP Artist: Francesca Tabor-Miolla

“Contemporary Expressionist is what I like to call myself, after all, I am a woman of today and am expressing myself!”

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WTP Artist: Amy Genser

Amy Genser rolls paper and uses the rolls to create images and installations evocative of nature.

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WTP Artist: David Quinn

Self-taught nature photographer David Quinn finds artistic and unique ways to capture the nature of Long Island, New York.

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WTP Artist: Kelly Zélen

Kelly Zélen, on her artistic process of sculpting steel wool into shade-like figures which portray hidden emotions.

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WTP Artist: Tao Ho

Vol. V #7 artist Tao Ho strives to reconcile the chaotic imbalances of photography in his abstract analog photographs.

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WTP Artist: Judy Stone

Sculptor Judy Stone, on the unique art of enameling.

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Sculptor Dana Filibert on Carving Foam

Dana Filibert creates whimsical sculptures using the medium foam.

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John M. Humphries

Painter, architect, and interior designer John M. Humphries on how his different mediums of work inform each other, the challenges of watercolor, and his exploration into ceramics.

Susan Cantrick

Susan Cantrick creates digital montages from photographs of her completed paintings to create studies for new works. Behind her work, a fascinating hybrid of the tactile of painting and then the digital.

Liz Dexheimer

"I’ve always been interested in suggesting a sense of place, the timelessness of the natural landscape, the interplay of the ephemeral and the enduring in the natural world."

Helen Cantrell

Arts Editor Richard Malinsky spends time with WTP artist Helen Cantrell, exploring her early beginnings, influences, and her recent successes. Cantrell's paintings appear in WTP Vol. VII #4.

Liz Nielsen

"Like Monet studied the light on the haystacks and painted them over and over at different times of the day, I’ve been creating photograms that have the same shapes but shifting and changing light." Liz Nielsen speaks to her photograms, appearing in Vol. VII #3.

Francene J. Levinson

"When joined, it has a beautiful, textural, flowing, dynamic strength which I find inspiring." Francene J. Levinson shares behind the scenes of her modular paper sculpture, inspired by the Chinese Zhe Zhi art of paper folding.

Amy Kanka Valadarsky

"After twenty-five years of creating intangible software products, I felt the need to do something concrete and creative, use my hands not just my head." WTP artist Amy Kanka Valadarsky shares her journey to photography and behind the scenes of her process.

Ken Collins

“It is my firm belief that having a film background is a great advantage working in digital photography.” Ken Collin's portrait photography won an honorable mention in WTP's 2018 contest. More about his work in our artist interview.

Gordon Leverton

"I think of media as different games—one might be bridge and one, chess." In our WTP interview, contributor Gordon Leverton speaks to his evolving series of works and exploration of different media throughout his career.