After the Jump: Interview with Painter Zoe Pawlak (MP3)

by Grace Bonney

Zoe Pawlak is one of the first artists I ever invested in. I’d never bought a piece of original artwork before, but after seeing her gorgeous and colorful landscapes, I knew I had to have one in my home. That love of Zoe’s work spread far-and-wide in the Bonney family and now one of Zoe’s pieces hangs in my parents’ living room in Virginia, too. So I was thrilled to hear from Zoe a few weeks ago that she would be in New York for a quick visit. She was kind enough to stop by my radio show for a quick chat and so I could hear more about the exciting new rug and textile collection (based on several of her paintings) she has coming out soon. Zoe is incredibly talented (and a mom to two wonderful children) and has so much drive and passion for what she does. I hope you’ll enjoy hearing about her path and her thoughts on the art work as much as I did. Thanks, Zoe! xo, grace

“Music has given access to a whole demographic of people. It’s based on collaboration now,and I feel like that’s the future of art making.”
-Zoe Pawlak on After the Jump

LISTEN: You can download the podcast on iTunes here, or stream it here on Heritage Radio

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  • First off, Zoe, your paintings are amazing! And second, these shows are great. Zoe, thanks for giving such a candid response to how difficult it is in art making to just make a good painting… I think you’re being a little modest (having looked at your portfolio website) but its a truly great response in the sense that you will take that approach for working toward perfection your entire career.

    Cheers ladies… this is great and we’re tuning in on Heritage Radio.

  • Thank you Steven! This is super kind of you and yes, I agree, Grace gives back by giving SUCH quality content! Have a great week!

  • Zoe so inspires me as an artist and with her wise, lovely approach to art making and life.
    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful interview!