Artist Nuria González Alcaide shares how she has awoken and unleashed her inner artist after years of "following the line". Nuria draws on society for inspiration; her project 'When you pretend...' explores themes of compliancy, pretence and solitude, when we feel the need to hide or mask our emotions to conform. Art is a tool for self-exploration; she goes beyond her perfectionist tendencies and allows her emotions to pour onto the canvas. In our chat she shares her studio rituals, creative process and her dreams as an artist.
Holly Bantleman launched Wild and Wave to create eco-conscious, affordable and beautiful pieces of art that spark conversations and drive action to protect our wild, in the hope of re-wilding the world. Holly shares how her love for marine life has fuelled her mission to protect beautiful animals that face extinction and how the brand intends to improve representation and diversity of marginalised groups in the art and conservation space. Find out how we can reduce our human footprint further with simple, small changes and how artists can practise art more sustainably.
In Hannah Buchanan's landscape paintings, she explores the ever-changing nature of the environment. Hannah seeks to portray the tranquility of a landscape with the absence of human interference to highlight our role within climate change; encouraging the viewer to think about their responsibility in keeping the climate stable. Her work explores Biocentrism, the idea that everything and everyone holds equal importance on the earth. Hannah shares some of the biggest lessons that have shaped her practise.