Tim McFarlane, on Artblog Radio

Roberta and Libby interview painter Tim McFarlane in this 14-minute podcast for ArtBlog Radio.

On the podcast of our interview with Philadelphia painter Tim McFarlane, you can hear the buses passing outside his otherwise quiet studio in Old City as he talks about how his abstract subjects and mark-making have evolved–and about taking risks and about letting work marinate until he can paint his way into a new direction.  A fellow blogger, McFarlane uses his blog site to keep a record of what he’s been working on and thinking about. The artist, who has worked at Essene Natural Foods for more than a decade and is a manager there, talks about how an art teacher and also a substitute art teacher at Olney High School turned his life around. And he talks about how it feels to be in the rare position of having gallery representation in Philadelphia.

Tim McFarlane in his studio

This episode is edited by Peter Crimmins. The music is by Eric Biondo. Thanks to the Knight Foundation for helping us get the ball rolling on this project. Thanks also to J-Lab‘s Enterprise Reporting Fund and William Penn Foundation for additional support and to our partner WHYY NewsWorks for their ongoing support. You can listen to Artblog Radio on Apple and Spotify.