A Sea Coast Studio

A Sea Coast Studio

Inside the Studio with Richard Whadcock Inside the Studio offers a behind-the-scenes peek into the work environments of WTP artists, as well as insight into their creative process within these resonate spaces. See Richard Whadcock’s work in WTP Vol. VIII #1. By Jennifer Nelson, WTP Feature Writer In 2017, painter Richard Whadcock leased a workspace at Chartwell…

Artist as a Primitive Shaman

Artist as a Primitive Shaman

Madara Tropa is a visual artist living in Latvia, Mexico, and the United States. In her paintings, installations, and videos, Tropa constructs dream-like spaces where the sense of human vacancy is uncertain and nebulous. She studied at the National University of Latvia and the National School of Art in Mexico City. Recent exhibitions have been…

Synesthesia in Painting

Synesthesia in Painting

Christine Olmstead is an abstract painter living and working in Northern Virginia whose clients include tech companies in San Francisco, Marriott Hotels, and home furnishings store West Elm. Christine’s mixed-media paintings focus on movement and mood, as well as the use of color, metallic, and reflective elements. In 2015, Olmstead graduated from Patrick Henry College…

A Painter Making Sculpture

A Painter Making Sculpture

For the past twenty-five years, Heather Gorham has been painting and making sculpture—for this artist, the one complements the other. The painter and sculptor uses a variety of mediums including acrylic, wood, resin, and bronze. Gorham’s figurative artwork revolves around the tangible interpretation of the everyday in which she creates—with a twist—a dreamy window into…

Painting with Gold Leaf

Painting with Gold Leaf

A WTP Website Review By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor Christine Olmstead’s early childhood benefited from having an art historian for a mother, who exposed her to many styles of painting. This early exposure to impressionism and later realism influenced her as young emerging artist, though eventually she would pursue abstraction. She states on her site,…