Category Archives: Interview

My Onion Interview

Onion Interview
In 2007, I took some time off from painting to work on a book.  Unbeknownst to me, the story I was about to write was a bit more autobiographical than I ever wanted to admit at the time, and the project took on the format of a comic book.  In November, shortly after the book’s publication, I was interviewed by Sean O’Neal of the AV Club, and my interview appearing in the Onion. Continue reading

My farewell to the Austin Art Scene

Austin Art Scene

Just before my final show in Austin, I was asked some questions about the Austin Art Scene by Robert Faires, the Arts Editor for the Austin Chronicle.  In the midst of setting up the show as well as packing up my belongings before heading to Kansas City, I exchanged some emails and fleshed out my thoughts about my experience in Austin as a self employed artist.
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Artist Interviews – Coming Full Circle

Unearthing some artist interviews…artist interviews

While spending a few hours updating some old stories from past versions of my website, I ran across an old series of artist interviews that I did in 2006.  It was a rather interesting time capsule to see just what these folks were thinking and what has transpired since.  I’ve reposted the artist interviews and included links below, and I plan on catching up with each artist and post a new interview for each, to see what has happened, how their thoughts have changed, and what the future looks like for each of them against the radically changing backdrop that is Austin. Continue reading

An Interview with Chris Chappell

Chris Chappell

Chris Chappell
(interview originally appeared on schliefkevision in March of 2006)

I met Chris at the ARThive in 2002 shortly after my arrival in Austin.  For the next few years, we painted side by side in adjoining studios at the ARThive and Blue Genie, trading jokes, eating lunches, and challenging each other to produce better paintings. Continue reading

An Interview with Wade Beesley

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Wade Beesley
interview originally posted in January, 2006

Wade was one of the first members of Austin’s art community I met when I moved here in 2002.  Wade has made an indelible mark in Austin’s art scene.  Wade owned and operated Mojo’s Daily Grind for ten years.  While serving coffee and beer, Wade was personally responsible for its monthly exhibition schedule, performances, DJs, and starting its celebrated TV Smashes.  The coffee shop took on a life of its own and became a celebrated stomping ground for the disenfranchised and creative elements that didn’t have any other place to go.  Annual TV Smashes took place, along with a free wall for graffiti and ample room by the bar for the posting of political and social activist tracts. Continue reading

Slide Talk!


January 17, 2006 – I was invited to present my work in a slide talk at the Women and their Work Gallery. After joking about my status as a man with some close friends for a couple weeks, the night of my talk arrived. I sat down across the road at the Texas Chili Parlour and hammered out a small speech to correlate with 15 slides over a burger and three beers. Continue reading

An Interview with David Ohlerking

David Ohlerking

David Ohlerking
interview originally appeared on schliefkevision in January of 2006)

David is not your stereotypical artist.  I’ve known him for just about three years and it always surprises me to not see him wearing a suit.  He works full time at a downtown Austin stock brokerage and is a card carrying member of the Republican Party.  His life is fueled by his unflinching belief in Christianity. Continue reading