Considering Art Podcast – Julie Held, painter

In our latest podcast episode, Julie Held talks about how painting became a refuge as well as a joy, how seeing an Edvard Munch exhibition as a child changed her life, her obsessions with shoe shops and florists, the psychoanalytical edge to her work and her love of colour especially blue.

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Considering Art Podcast – Tatiana de Stempel

British interdisciplinary artist Tatiana de Stempel talks about her work as an art director in film and in theatre design, her experience of residencies in China and India, her love of narrative in her painting, her role as director of Light More Light organising art events in London, her work with the late Indian arts journalist Manoj Nair and her curation of a large group show celebrating his life and work.

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Considering Art Podcast – Henry Jabbour, painter and sculptor

In our latest podcast, UK-based artist Henry Jabbour talks about having to leave his native Lebanon because of constant war and political instability, how he gave up a highly successful career as a medical scientist to follow his passion for art, how he expresses emotion in his paintings through body gesture and rich colour, and his recent love for sculpture.

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Considering Art Podcast – Teresa Kutala Firmino, South African painter

In our latest podcast episode, South African artist Teresa Kutala Firmino describes the brutal and violent atmosphere that existed in her home town of Pomfret within the community of 32 Battalion, a special forces insurgency group that fought in the South African Border War between 1966 – 1989. She talks about how the colourful tableaux she creates include symbolic re-enactments of the trauma felt by the families within the military community and she describes her personal experiences of discrimination as a young woman in South Africa today.

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Considering Art Podcast – Orlanda Broom, landscape and abstract painter

In our latest podcast episode, British painter Orlanda Broom talks about why her hyper-coloured landscapes are more than just decorative, how a stay in Portugal revived her passion for art, how her process for painting landscapes and abstracts differs widely and how she enjoys painting large-scale commissions.

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Considering Art Podcast – Paul de Monchaux, sculptor and Tess Jaray, painter

In our latest podcast episode, these two distinguished octogenarians talk about the common ground they’ve shared throughout their careers – their time studying together at the Slade School of Fine Art, the influence of architecture on their work, their love of Italy, public commissions, their artistic challenges, their experience of teaching and their email correspondences over many years highlighted in their shared exhibition at London’s Frestonian Gallery.

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Considering Art Podcast – Nancy Cadogan, figurative painter

In our latest podcast episode, British/American painter Nancy Cadogan tells how art has been her destiny from an early age, how she began painting landscapes in Africa, the US and Europe, how she turned from the observational to painting from the imagination and how her experience of lockdown influenced her latest exhibition based on the final days of the romantic poet John Keats.

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Considering Art Podcast – Fanny Rush, portrait painter

For two decades, Fanny Rush has been painting the portraits of high profile figures from the world of entertainment, business, politics and elsewhere. In our latest podcast episode, she tells why she gave up a successful career in the fashion and commercial film industries for painting, how she fell in love with portraiture, who influences her and how she goes about her work.

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