Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Interview with Lani Irwin

I was extremely fortunate to be invited to Lani Irwin’s home and studio near the Umbrian town of Assisi this summer. Ms. Irwin graciously agreed to an email interview in which she talks about her paintings, process and thoughts on art making. I can’t begin to thank Ms. Irwin enough, not only for her generosity […]

Conversation with Jane Culp

August 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Featured Interviews, interviews, landscape painting

This past spring the painter Jane Culp invited Celia Reisman and I to visit her home and studio complex in the Anza Borrego desert area about an hour and a half from our home San Diego. Ms. Culp bought a large expanse of property here in 2000 and eventually built her studio and strawbale adobe […]

Celia Reisman – California Paintings

Celia Reisman currently has a solo show at the Paul Thiebaud Gallery in San Francisco up until June 13. I had the pleasure of interviewing Celia Reisman back in 2011. A year or so ago Celia contacted me again to ask about what living in San Diego was like and any suggestions I might have […]

Interview with Julian Kreimer

In February 2015 I had the pleasure to sit down and talk at length with the painter Julian Kreimer while he was the artist in month long residence at the Lux Institute here in San Diego. He took time out from his busy painting schedule of making one painting each day, many works done from […]

Conversation with Langdon Quin

Langdon Quin, a highly respected painter living in both Italy and upstate New York is having an exhibition of recent landscapes at The Painting Center from March 31–April 25, 2015. Quin has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally. Since receiving his MFA in Painting from Yale University in 1976. He is the recipient of many […]

Conversation with Lois Dodd

Lois Dodd has been painting her everyday surroundings for sixty years. Her current exhibition, from February 26 through April 4, 2015 at the Alexandre Gallery in NYC shows twenty-four recent small-scaled paintings that depict familiar motifs such as gardens, houses, interiors and views from windows. Dodd, now eighty-seven, is an iconic figure of the early […]

Interview with Elizabeth O’Reilly

February 10, 2015 by  
Filed under cityscape painting, Featured Interviews, watercolor

I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to interview Elizabeth O’Reilly by video skype and email and would like to thank Elizabeth for her generosity with her time and energies with this interview. Elizabeth O’Reilly shows at the George Billis Gallery in NYC, NY and her tenth solo show there is planned for […]

Conversation with Margaret McCann

This past August I was fortunate to meet with Margaret McCann in her studio in NYC for an interview. My good friend and fellow painter, Matthew Mattingly, joined the conversation with many brilliant observations and comments. Larry Groff:  Thank you, Margaret, for talking with us about your painting, background and the new Skira/Rizzoli book you edited […]

Interview with Ann Gale

by Larry Groff I am honored that Ann Gale agreed to this telephone interview and thank her greatly for being so generous with her time and attention with sharing thoughts about her art and process. Ann Gale is a leading American figurative painter living in Seattle. Her portraits were shown alongside other leading painters of […]

Interview with Kyle Staver

Thaddeus Radell wrote in his review of the 2013 Kyle Staver Tibor de Nagy Gallery show: …“Staver is a brilliant inventor whose success lies in her commitment to her inner vision that is at once original and sophisticated and she is remarkably adept at rendering that vision into cohesive luminous constructs. From a broad, almost […]

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