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I sat down with artist Aneka Ingold in Muskegon, Michigan, the day after she had won The Bennett Prize. Aneka paints complex figurative painting that are filled with personal symbolism and power. We talked about her practice and approach.

Here are some of the subjects we talk about:

  • The Bennett Prize,
  • Planning a body of work,
  • Inspirations,
  • Reference,
  • Drawing,
  • Colour,
  • Substrates,
  • Materials,
  • Social media,
  • Lighting,
  • Flat space,
  • Perspective,
  • Control,
  • Empowering women,
  • Self-expression,
  • Growth,
  • Inclusivity,
  • Symbols,
  • Motherhood,
  • Explanations,
  • Artists and marriage,
  • Children,
  • Authenticity,

To find out more about Aneka and her work go to:


Referenced in the podcast . . .

The aluminum pannels I mention are made by Dibond, not Durabond.

Here is an article about painting on Dibond.

Here is a link to Mary Jane Ansell talking about painting on aluminum panels in her episode of the podcast

Mia Bergeron talks about them in her episode also

George O’Hanlon form Natural Pigments answers a question about aluminum panels here

And David Kasan talks about them on his episode.

Other artists mentioned in this episode who have been on the podcast . . .

Ep 74 – Katie O’Hagan : Getting On With Grit

Ep 109 – The Bennetts : Collectors with Heart

Ep 105 – Patricia Watwood : The Spirit in Excellence

Ep 31- David Kassan – Part 1 : Presence In Absence

Ep 86 – Mary Jane Ansell : Impress Yourself First

Ep 121 – Iva Troj : Breaking things in the right places

Ep 119 – Inka Essenhigh : Trust what is easy

Ep 117 – Alonsa Guevara : The Fruit of Life

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