LH019: William Henry Price – Painting the Aliveness of the World

Firebird original watercolor and gouache oainting by Asheville artist William Henry Price

William Henry Price is a painter in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC.  Using watercolor, gouache (opaque watercolor), and acrylic, William paints the natural world, but not in the form of traditional landscapes, as he used to do. Being part of this conversation was quite the experience for me–listening to William talk about what … Read more and listen to episode…

LH018: Fleta Monaghan – Abstract painter and owner of 310 ART in Asheville

"Smoky Mangrove" encaustic painting by Asheville artist Fleta Monaghan

When I think about Fleta Monaghan’s interview, the word “evolving” keeps coming to mind.    Fleta talks about giving herself freedom for her work to evolve rather than remaining fixed in one style.  She is a painter presently working in oils and encaustics in an abstracted manner, referencing the natural world. As owner of 310 Art, … Read more and listen to episode…

LH017: Michael Hatch, glassblower – “Have furnace, will travel!”

Michael Hatch of Crucible Glassworks, Asheville area artist

With the mastery that comes from 30 years in glass-blowing, Michael Hatch still experiences the process as a rush! In this interview, Michael gives us a look at what makes the medium unique and so exciting to him. Michael and his wife Hilary Hatch are the owners of Crucible Glassworks, in Weaverville, NC, where Michael … Read more and listen to episode…

LH015: Mary Filiss – Finally Happily Painting and Quilting in Retirement

Oil painting by Asheville area artist Mary Filiss

Mary Filiss is a painter and quilter living in Marshall, North Carolina.  She attended art school, Cooper Union College in NYC,  and upon graduation, Mary and her husband shared studio space in the same neighborhood as some of the rising stars of the period’s art scene. Life happened, and after many adventures and years of … Read more and listen to episode…