Artist Interview

A Journey from Catharsis to Social Commentary

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Joana Alarcão for the online magazine Insights of an Eco Artist. I must admit that it was harder work than I expected. I’ve given a few interviews in the past and usually the questions are predictable, generic and a little boring. So I was a little surprised to be sent some more challenging questions specifically about my art practice.

I’m not sure how many people read these interviews, but I always find it a useful exercise trying to explain my art practice to someone. The interview can be found here.

Joana Alarcão is an interdisciplinary eco-artist and writer who works primarily within the concepts of social/environmental justice and culture. Her website is here.


A few years ago I gave an interview to the naturist magazine Clothes Free Life. Somehow I managed to delete the original blogpost about it. It was an interesting exercise as the questions were from a different perspective to your normal artist interview. So here is the link to the article:

Portraits of People with no Clothes

Artist Interview

artist interview at virtual space

“What does art mean to you?”

I hate doing email interviews. You’re given a bunch of generalised questions, and you’re expected to come up with something interesting, without sounding hackneyed. Try answering “what does art mean to you?” without slipping in the odd cliché. I’m not sure if it can be done.

I shouldn’t moan. I sound ungrateful. The nice people at seem to be genuinely interested in promoting artists work, without ripping them off. They organise regular themed virtual exhibitions. I have a painting in their current exhibition “Recurring Memories”, running until 31st August. And they also have a growing archive of artist interviews, which is where you’ll find my hackneyed phrases.

I must admit, this is my first virtual exhibition. I’ve stubbornly ignored them until now. They strike me as a poor substitute for the real thing. But damn it, the “real thing” is no longer what it used to be, with restricted visitors, and no more bustling private views. So I thought I’d dip my toe in.

virtual space recurring memories exhibition