Author and Artist Interview Series 

I’m currently doing video interviews of artists and authors in order to recognize their work, invite them to tell their stories, and ask them to share the wisdom they’ve gained from work in their fields. 

The series kicks off with this interview of award-winning author Andy Kutler. Learn more here: 

Author Interview – Andy Kutler

Check back for more interviews soon! 

Continuing my series of interviews with creative people, in this video I talk with NY-based artist and fashion designer Carly Beck. We discussed her work in fashion and journey as an artist, creativity and wellbeing, and the amazing animals in her art. I loved hearing about the process for her evocative pet portraits, and we had a chance to talk about pet loss, grief, and remembrance through these paintings. Learn more here: 

Artist Interview – Carly Beck

 

I was so grateful for this opportunity to interview the remarkable visionary artist Virginia María Romero, “painter of primal voices.” Virginia has works in public and museum permanent collections as well as numerous private collections throughout the United States and abroad. In this in-depth conversation, Virginia shares her story as an artist, describes the process of creating her pigmented wood works (retablos), and shares how her experiences inform her art. She also describes her connection with wildlife and nature, and talks about the meaning of her work as an artist advocate for animals. Please join me for this fascinating and meaningful conversation including a “virtual tour” of works in Virginia’s home.

Learn more here: 

Artist Interview – Virginia María Romero

 

It was an honor to do this interview with Maribeth Decker of Sacred Grove about a very difficult topic: healing after being part of or witnessing harm to animals. It’s something that has haunted me for a long time as well.

Maribeth and I had a conversation about a set of practices I’ve been using that have helped me in the work of healing, based in ecopsychology and narrative therapy. Seeking reciprocal relationship with the rest of nature and incorporating storytelling and creative expression can be supportive. 

Click here to learn more by reading Maribeth’s blog post:  

Hurting Animals Haunts Me

Thank you, Maribeth, for being willing to approach this hard subject.

 More here:

Conversation with Maribeth Decker