Interviews With Contemporary Visual Artists

Interviews with Contemporary Visual Artists

Get acquainted here with the many contemporary visual artists Interviewed by The Woven Tale Press. Enjoy their fascinating insight into their work and thought processes. 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. And if you’re an artist seeking to be found, submit your work to us but also remember to leverage your own SEO on your website!

William Vollers: Found Objects and Wabi-Sabi

Contributor William Vollers on his inspiration, history with design, and time in the studio.

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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.

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WTP Artist: Nancy Breakstone

Nancy Breakstone finds images in the sand along a Costa Rican beach in her fine art photography.

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WTP Artist: Brian Wehrung

Brian Wehrung gives a behind-the-scenes look into his abstract photographs which utilize Extractive Reductionism to hone in on shape and color.

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Sooo-Z Mastropietro: Painting with Fabric Tubes

“Variables actually help me reach for new challenges and push the limits.” Emily Jaeger interviews Sooo-z Mastropietro about her textile art.

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WTP Artist: Agnieszka Gzyl

“Art is a basic component of human nature” Emily Jaeger interviews Agnieszka Gzyl on her original technique of painting with silicone.

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WTP Artist: Julia Randall

Julia Randall’s surreal drawings, with hyperrealist technique, appear in June’s WTP.

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WTP Artist: Julia Wright

Sometimes pushing the limits is the only way to move forward. An interview with Julia Wright about her recent work in textile arts.

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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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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.

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A Painter Making Sculpture

Heather Gorham's figurative artwork revolves around the tangible interpretation of the everyday in which she creates—with a twist—a dreamy window into common experiences.

3D Models as Still Life

interviews with painter Amy Bennett, whose small-scale paintings are modeled after miniature 3-D models she actually creates herself.

Drawing Gorillas

"Drawing has become an intuitive way to process information and concentrate for me." Jen Bradley's stunning gorilla portraits appear in WTP Vol. VII #6.

Abstract Expressionism as Figurative

"To remain a curiosity is one of the things that can make a work of art successful." Abstract paintings by Henry Jackson appear in WTP Vol. VII #6

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.