Artist Interview: Rebecca Perea-Kane, Jewelry Designer and Poet

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Charlottesville based jewelry designer Rebecca Perea-Kane. Rebecca crafts delicate jewelry inspired by nature, casting many of her pieces directly from found botanical objects (see her “Hollowed Red Oak Acorn” necklace). In addition to jewelry design, she also harbors a passion for writing, having earned an MFA in Poetry from the University of Virginia.  Without further ado, here’s our conversation: Continue reading “Artist Interview: Rebecca Perea-Kane, Jewelry Designer and Poet”

Story Contest Winners!

Our current story contest is on our Facebook page. Check it out here and enter to win a $250 eGift card!

Spring 2018: “What was the moment that you knew you were in love with your significant other?”

I knew the moment I saw him, his picture – that I’d love him for the rest of my life, a true moment of “koi no yokan” – I knew nothing about this man other than the fact that in time, if I allowed myself to speak to him, our love would be inevitable. Continue reading “Story Contest Winners!”

Artist Interview: Renée Caouette, Emerging Contemporary Painter

Artist Interview with Renee Caouette | StoriesToArt

If you haven’t heard of Renée Caouette, we suspect you will soon. Her contemporary classical oil paintings have been starting impassioned conversations all around the art world.

Taking cues from her classical training, Renée has found a way of utilizing the skill and precision of the old masters to depict contemporary imagery that expresses both universal themes and deeply intimate experiences. In our interview with the artist, Renee reveals her creative process, sources of inspiration, and most prized works. Continue reading “Artist Interview: Renée Caouette, Emerging Contemporary Painter”

Artist Interview: Padmaja Madhu, Poetic Landscape Painter

I am incredibly excited to have interviewed artist Padmaja Madhu. Padmaja is a painter originally from Bangalore, India who began her artist journey by painting scenes from Hindu mythology. Now living in the U.S., her focus has switched to landscapes, which she depicts in impressionist, expressionist, and abstract styles.

 

As both an artist from India, where women are generally encouraged to take on more traditional professions, and a landscape painter with strong narrative sensibilities, Padmaja’s story made for a very exciting interview. Enjoy!

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