Conversations with creative practitioners about how we live, learn and work in dialogue with nature.
Anna Laurent on botanical art through history and photographing seeds
In this episode, Anna Laurent is my guest talking about her work at the intersection of science and art, researching botanical art through history and photographing seeds. She is passionate about 'understanding plants from the plant's perspective and plants from people's perspective.' She traveled the world, researching the visual history of plant depiction, as well as collecting specimens for 'Dispersal', a series of photographs, portraits, exploring the form and function of seed dispersal.
Mugdha Sapte on holistic healing, ayurveda, and rituals
In this episode, Mugdha talks about an urge to connect to nature in a more sensory manner: smelling things, touching things and feel them that is different from simply walking in the park and breathing in fresh air. We also talk about Ayurveda, holistic healing and what ritual means to us.
Ali Mackie on painting, joy and the art of bright
In this new episode, I’m talking to Ali Mackie, who is, a painter and mixed media artist based in the Chilterns in the UK. We talk about wide ranging subjects, encompassing all what it entails to live and work as an artist, including motherhood. Ali talks about her work and inspiration in great detail. Nature portrayed with bright colours plays an essential role in her paintings, collages and mixed media work. She comes from an interior design background, which, she tells me more about in our conversation, and how she draws on those experiences in her current work, both as a small business owner and as an artist.
Bex Partridge - Everlastings, An ode to the art of drying flowers
In this episode I talked to Bex Partridge, a floral artist who you may have come across on instagram as @botanical_tales. She recently published her first book: Everlastings. In this interview she talks about her creative practice in great detail, about growing, foraging and drying flowers. I asked her what the word everlastings meant to her. What she responded to that question is one of the reasons what makes this episode a great one to listen to! Later we talked about raising nature loving children, the joy and beauty in nature, the perpetual learning and a few words about weeds.
How can I be of service through my creative practice?
Dialogues with Nature podcast is back.
In this episode I’m pondering about where I am now, where we are all, the changes I’m going through and what we are experiencing at a global scale. I’m talking a lot about hope, how nature and a creative practice can be a solace, especially in our current times. Thinking through how creative work can continue in our dynamic times, how I could nurture more resilience through my practice and what possible ways there are moving forward.
Eleanor Cheetham on independent publishing and seasonal living
In this episode I'm in a conversation with Eleanor talking about her writing work and journey through Creative Countryside to Folk+ Field, publishing a magazine, and the inception of the seasonal community that has naturally evolved over time, through realising the value of building in-person connections.