Astrid Bowlby talks to painter Heidi Pollard about her work and studio practice.
Pollard comments that the image and the paint "can’t be separated from each other particularly. I’ve wanted to become that kind of a painter.... I go back and forth between very shallow space and having some tension between deep and shallow space in one painting. And I agree with you about the directness of the cartoon-y. I think of Hiroshige’s sketches, drawn rapidly from life in the streets. They look like caricatures but also accurate and sincere; so that’s an interesting balance to strike—how far to go to one side or the other."