Talking Shop with Natalie Tyler

With glass, I am able to incorporate light and color into the work, giving my sculptures another dimension—one that feels a bit more alive.

Talking Shop with Suzanne Benton

"My aim is always to respond to and respect the cultures wherever I am working and let the experience of being there enter the work. "

Talking Shop with Maddine Insalaco

There is no question that plein air painting is a class of painting unto itself, and we understood early on that it can be more akin to an extreme sport than a creative activity.

Talking Shop with Valerie Hird

"My mind is an evocative jumble of myths, facts, and fictions. I view and articulate my world through narrative."

Talking Shop with Hiba Schahbaz

Whereas miniature painting has a history as a decorative art form that documents history, my work in miniature focuses more on self-expression. I strive to create work that has its own voice, instead of producing a beautiful, yet inaccessible object.

    An artist who just wishes to paint with nothing in him to paint from, remains an art student all his life. He depends on schools and teachers, and learns methods and manners. — John Sloan