Considering Art Podcast – Victoria Cantons, painter and photographer

In this episode, Victoria Cantons takes us through her troubled transgender history from childhood to her transitioning at the age of 39. She tells how photography became her first artistic expression before she opted for painting and fulfilled her long-held wish to go to art school. She also talks about learning technique from both contemporary artists as well as old masters and how her recent self-portraits express themes of power, identity and gender politics.

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Considering Art Podcast – Michael F Rumsby, painter

In this episode, Michael talks about the importance of nature in his childhood, his love of landscapes and the process by which he paints them, his love of water and skies, how he has always travelled for inspiration, how he was living a life that was “inauthentic” and how his latest exhibition, Respair, reflects emotional responses within him released by the pandemic.

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Considering Art Podcast – Francisca Sosa López, Venezuelan mixed media artist

In this episode, Francisca talks about how publicising the plight of her country, which has seen six million of its inhabitants leaving this beleaguered state, has become the main focus of her artistic practice. She talks about her childhood, leaving for the United States and then the UK for her art education, her Million Bag Project, her public letters about her relationship with Venezuela, and how she expresses her feelings in her paintings and installations.

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Considering Art Podcast – Benjamin Hannavy Cousen, painter

In this episode, British artist Benjamin Hannavy Cousen talks about how he converts books into visual artworks by mapping each colour mentioned in them with layers of acrylic paint applied with a syringe. He talks about how he creates “an archaeology of memory” and how his English Literature, History of Art and Cultural Memory studies have informed his work.

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Considering Art Podcast – Beezy Bailey, multi-media artist

In this episode, South African artist Beezy Bailey talks about his family roots, his time in New York with the likes of Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, his Fine Art degree in London, his collaborations with rock stars David Bowie, Dave Matthews and Brian Eno, his alter ego Joyce Ntobe and his response to exhibiting in an English stately home.

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Considering Art Podcast – Victoria Crowe, painter

In this episode, British painter Victoria Crowe talks about how her paintings reflect both her external and inner life, how she was attracted to the landscape of the Pentland Hills in Scotland that she made her home, the influence of Russian icons, how she responded artistically to the death of her son, the inspiration of Venice, her portrait work and her collaborations with poets, musicians and tapestry weavers.

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Considering Art Podcast – Marie-Thérèse Ross, multi-media artist

In this episode, Marie-Thérèse Ross talks about how her sculptural skills developed from collages, how she developed the idea for anthropomorphic furniture, how fragmentation expresses the sense of movement in her work, her fascination with birds and animals through which she can sometimes express anger and her recent collaboration with a composer.

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Considering Art Podcast – Andrea Tyrimos, painter

In this latest episode, prize-winning British painter Andrea Tyrimos talks about how art has been a way for channelling stress, how she began her career mixing street art with fine art, how public art has always been close to her heart, and how in solo exhibitions such as Bipolar Picasso and Resilient, she came to combine large-scale portraits with immersive audio recordings that focus on mental health.

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Considering Art Podcast – Mandy Payne, painter of Brutalist architecture

In this episode, British artist Mandy Payne talks about how she gave up dentistry for art, how she is attracted to Brutalist architecture in particular the Grade II listed Park Hill estate in Sheffield, why she paints on concrete and what advice she’d give to others thinking of changing career to become an artist.

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