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".
©2021 Linda Hollier
Stephen Paré is a writer, a composer and a visual artist. A large part of his work is devoted to pieces that have both text and image, or both music and text.
Stephen is currently working on a book, and I look forward to it being published.
Stephen and I have been friends on Instagram for many years now, and I have always been inspired by our discussions. I was delighted when Stephen, @verbonnet, agreed to collaborate with me and write a text to accompany my piece, "Interconnected". I was thrilled when Stephen informed me that he would also write accompanying music.
Please take a few minutes to sit back and relax, and look at the artwork above whilst listening to Stephen reading "Marroni Caldi" (Roasted Chestnuts) set to music:
For the written text, see here.
"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.