Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Interview with Cherry Baumbusch

Scottsdale Valley by Cherry Baumbusch

Cherry Baumbusch is currently on travel. She divides her time primarily between Scottsdale, Arizona and her home studio in Washington, DC where she paints while usually listening to jazz or Spanish guitar. Among her work are abstracts, animal portraits, florals and landscapes - inspired by places she's visited and lived, including Dubai. She is a native to the DC area, having been raised on a farm in a small town just outside the capital.

She completed this interview from a restaurant in Sedona, Arizona. Her website is and you can also find her on Facebook. We interviewed Cherry about her approach to painting, and how art can inspire us to conceive a better world…

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Interview with Tati Valle-Riestra

Waves at Pulpos by Tati Valle-Riestra

Maria del Carmen (Tati) Valle-Riestra is an interesting woman. She is a critically acclaimed dancer - born and raised in Peru - who has toured extensively internationally. She is a marine biologist by training. She has also been painting since 2001 and exhibiting her visual works consistently in the Washington, D.C. region since 2007. She just wrapped a February exhibition at The Arts Club of Washington and her work is currently on display as part of the All-Media Exhibit at The Art League in Alexandria. She is the Artist of the Month at ENO wine bar in Georgetown for March, 2015.

Her website is We interviewed Tati recently about her work, methods, inspirations and her multi-discipline approach to artistic expression and thoughts on life in general…