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Artist Q&A, The Woven Tale Press

Q&A with Heather Gorham

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 common experiences. She is a self-taught painter, who branched out into sculpture, studying the art of bronze casting under artists David Illes and Martin Delabano. Her painting and sculpture have been shown in galleries across the country including Santa Fe, Napa Valley, Los Angeles, and Austin. She is represented by the Craighead-Green Gallery in Dallas and the On Center Gallery in Provincetown, Mass. She lives and works in Dallas with her husband and two shaggy dogs. See her work featured in The Woven Tale Press Vol. VII #8.

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Inside the Studio, The Woven Tale Press

Inside the Studio: Manuel Knapp

Manuel Knapp, a true master of string as fine art, relishes mornings in his third-floor studio in a half-timbered historic building in Grossglattbach, Germany. As he sips his 9 a.m. coffee, he enjoys the quietness of the attic space and witnessing the town slowly awakening—sunlight floats through glass tiles, spotlighting spider webs as he begins his day creating his string sculptures one piece at a time

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Inside the Studio, The Woven Tale Press

Inside the Studio: Maya Kuvaja

Maya Kuvaja loves how she can experience nature from her home-based studio in the Lakes Region of western Maine. Through a single window in a two-hundred-square-foot room, she gazes out on acres of pine and oak forests and visiting animals. The varying light shining through the room influences her artwork. “Bright orange summer afternoons, pale blue winter mornings, deep violet autumn evenings all filter in and inform the atmosphere and mood of my work,” says Kuvaja. “My studio feels like a part of my natural surroundings. It is a space where I am lost in abstract thoughts and tuned in to nature.”

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Artist Q&A, The Woven Tale Press

Q&A with Amy Bennett

Amy Bennett is an American artist who lives and works in Cold Spring, NY. Her paintings have been shown at numerous national and international solo exhibitions, including Miles McEnery Gallery in New York; Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in Vermont; Galleri Magnus Karlsson in Stockholm; and Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo. She’s had recent group exhibitions at Wilding Cran Gallery in Los Angeles; Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT; and MUba Eugène Leroy museum in France.

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Artist Q&A, The Woven Tale Press

Q&A with Jen Bradley

Jen Bradley is a painter and printmaker whose work has been exhibited in the United States, and is held in public and private collections in America and abroad. In 1994, Bradley began routinely drawing at the gorilla habitat at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. Since then, she has continued to record her experiences and observations through the process of drawing and video. She refers to this ongoing series as The Ape Drawing Project. Her recent work contains references to mythical geographies, interiors, and the natural world. She received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, MA. She splits her time between Boston and Provincetown, MA.

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Artist Q&A, The Woven Tale Press

Q&A with Henry Jackson

A resident of San Francisco, Henry Jackson has exhibited his abstract paintings nationally and internationally. His work is part of the permanent collection of the De Sassait Museum in Santa Clara and the Boise Art Museum in Idaho, and it is held in numerous corporate and private collections. Jackson combines figurative and abstract elements in bold, colorful paintings composed of oil paint, dry pigments, wax, graphite, and sometimes collage. He draws inspiration from the abstract expressionist movement. He received artist-in-residency awards from Monte Azul Contemporary Arts (MACA) in Costa Rica, the San Francisco Zoological Society, and the Bernard Osher Foundation, as well as a fellowship award from the Vermont Studio Center. He studied fine art and environmental design at San Francisco State University and California College of the Arts in Oakland.

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