Marika Nell is a South African born artist, environmentalist, podcast host and speaker, who is passionate about sustainability and rethinking waste.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mariska at World Art Dubai and not too long after that Mariska asked me if she could interview me for her Youtube channel.
Mariska and I became friends over the years before I left for Canada and she for Australia, and we still keep in touch.
It was a pleasure to be interviewed by her:
"Tend to each other's growth. Make others successful in the most generous way".
"I am of the opinion that true art takes the viewer beyond themselves and is so much more than mere technique. I suspect that we are currently witnessing a revolution in the creation of images, and that the boundaries between hand painted art and the art created on devices using photographs and apps, are beginning to blur. I am grateful to be part of this movement."
My first ever online interview was conducted by Kate England of Marmalade Moon in 2013 when I was still living in Dubai. It was titled "Creative iPhoneographer Linda Hollier".
Kate, an illustrator and graphic designer based in Stockholm, Sweden, posed some fascinating questions and this still remains one of my favourite interviews.
You can read it here.