Lucy Clark, Owner of The Lucy Clark Gallery & Studio, will dive deep into the essence of the artists in her gallery and beyond to find their inspiration and exactly who they are and why they do what they do. If you have ever wondered what drives an artist to create or perhaps you are looking to connect with an artist that you admire, this podcast strives to deliver. Lucy will explore in conversation with other artists just what it means to create and where, down deep, we all want to touch another. That small, still authentic voice that yearns to give rise to connecting with others in a way that can be transformative for the listener as well as the participants.
EPISODE 015: Interview with Photographer Mark V'Soske
Mark started capturing life through the lens of the camera in 1967, initially intrigued with Black and White darkroom work. He has changed and evolved over the years as a photographer through a full career in leading 4 different Chamber of Commerce office between Michigan and Ohio. His influences include Paul Klee, David Black and Harold Ross. You can find Mark's website here; and see the available works I have for purchase on my website right here. As always, comments, subscribes, likes and Love are always welcome :)
Episode 014: Interview with Playing Duo, Bill Drellow and Richard Hardy
Bill and Richard have been playing together for a couple of years, both retired from careers and back to doing what they love. During the pandemic, they continued to play together as part of each others pandemic posse. The program that Richard spoke of, The JAM (Junior Appalachian Musician) Program in Transylvania County offers free lessons and weekly opportunities for students to play music together in an informal setting. Lessons are offered for the guitar, mandolin, claw hammer banjo, fiddle, standup bass and song. The teachers are working musicians with a passion to keep traditional music alive in the Appalachian region. You fine their website here. They also have a You Tube channel with over 100 short teaching videos for the various instruments for anyone to use! The name of the channel is Transylvania JAM teaching videos. What a beautiful world we live in.
Episode 013: Interview with Oil Painter, HM Levan
Hope graduated from PCA (now University of the Arts) in 1978 with a BFA in Painting. After having her first child, she spent almost 30 years as a partner in a small design firm called Levan Design. The firm specialized in graphic design, product designs and photography in the china and glass industry. In 2005, Hope gradually made her way into her second career as an oil painter and now paints full time from her home in rural Pennsylvania. Her work is at once realistic and impressionistic with ghosts of paintings underneath her final work. She works for the painting to take her somewhere even if it isn't to the place that she had been envisioning. You can visit her website here. You can view the available work at my gallery here. You can also visit the website of her husband, Ken LeVan, who is a pretty darn special Banjo maker here.
Episode 012: Interview with Oil Painter, Jeff Ripple
Jeff Ripple is an oil painter who creates fine contemporary realist paintings in the Luminist and Hudson River School traditions honoring North American landscapes. Some of the contemporary painters that have influenced him are Joseph McGurl and Erik Koeppel. A few of the Masters that have made an impression on Jeff are Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt and Asher Durand.
His fellow artists that have been of immeasurable help on his road to authenticity include Clyde Butcher, Richard Currier and his wife, Susan Currier. You can find his work on his website here and available work that I have in my gallery here.
Enjoy the conversation!
Episode: 011: Interview with Metal Maker, Steve Joslyn
Steve thought he wanted to be a jeweler until he found metalworking. Since graduating with BFA from the University of Wisconsin in 1981, he has continued down the path of fine metalwork and never looked back. The principle of "Wei wu Wei" defined in the Dao Ta Ching as "Doing not Doing" has been a focus for Steve in becoming absorbed in the action without thinking about the action. This has allowed his gates of imagination to fly open and to follow it wherever it goes. You can visit his website here as well as the available work at my gallery here. As always, please like, share, comment!
Episode: 010: Interview with Singing Duo, Gypsy & Me
Gypsy & Me is comprised of Carolina-based duo, Mike Moore & Kyzandrha Zarate. Together they bring a unique sound to their offerings including original Americana/Folk/Country and Acoustic music. They have released 4 CD's with enough material to take them far into the future. They are beautiful people and I am delighted to sit down and have a conversation with them about their life, their partnership and where this Life of music is taking them. You can find all their goodies here. As always, you can find my website here. Safe and well; creative and joyful to you all!