A primary goal for us here at Wide Open Road Art is to facilitate connections between artists, artworks and interested individuals . With this in mind we have been interviewing our artists for the last few months. We will be posting all the interviews here with the intention of creating a database of artists talking about their practice and the practicalities of surviving an artist in the current social and political climate. For a link to the interviews scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Interview Questions:

  1. Tell me about your practice, what drives it, materially and conceptually?….
  2. What do you think are some of the important  roles of the modern artist ?…
  3. Do you think artists have social responsibilities? If so what are they?…
  4. How would you describe your connection to other artists/ an artmaking community?
  5. Do you think that an artist community is important? Why?
  6. What are your philosophies when it comes to making art?
  7. Where do you go/ what do you do for inspiration?
  8. In the current political climate support for the arts is low, how do you manage to get by as artist/ incorporate art making into your life?
  9. What do you consider to be good art?
  10. How does good art make you feel?
  11. What is your dream art collaboration, if history, geography and money were no barrier?


Jaxon Waterhouse

Elizabeth West

Carolyn Cardinet

En En See, Mel Jane Wilson