Something Lost, Something New: Interview with Painter Maya Kulenovic
The Extraordinary Time of Jay Parnell
David Jon Kassan: Painting a Different Kind of Beautiful
The Inexplicable Paintings of Rafel Bestard
Little Deaths: Spain’s Miguel Angel Moya Paints Creatures Under Glass
ASTROBLAST: How Citizen Science is Increasing Our Understanding Of the Universe
Making A Difference: Community Visionaries
Just Be Yourself, You Are Wonderful: Modern Fresco Painter Ali Cavanaugh On Finding Forgiveness and Freedom
We Were All Women in the Womb: Icelandic Drag Performers On Feminism and Free Expression
Handsome Devils: Alessandro Tomassetti on Painting the Sensual Man
“Beauty Is Not Perfection, It Is Sublimating the Imperfect”: Interview with Helene Delmaire, France
For Beauty’s Sake: Interview with Croatian-American Figurative Painter Stanka Kordic
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Combustus: "Where other conversations about art leave off, ours just begins."


Just over eight years ago I launched Combustus on-line arts and literary magazine. My dream: to create a unique vehicle for artists and visionaries from all genres and all over the globe to inspire and learn from one another.

Deanna Phoenix Selene

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Beauty Lies In Our Ability to Abandon Ourselves: Interview with Muralist Dante Horoiwa


Seattle band, PICKWICK, profiled in Combustus, featured on NPR!

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“I Look for the Cracks,” Faiza Maghni

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Is the Impenetrable Black Male a Modern Heroic Myth? Conversation with Chicago Figurative Painter, Patrick Earl Hammie

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The Censorship Issue

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Down the Rabbit Hole with Symbolist Painter Gail Potocki

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“We Live Our Lives in Circles”: Interview with Mary Chiaramonte

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Marlaine Verhelst, porcelain artist, storyteller, The Netherlands

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Betsy Bensen and the Alchemy of Making Jewelry

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Thank you very much Deanna! The quality of your Magazine is amazing and I'm delighted to collaborate with you. I love your work. Best regards!!
~Miguel Angel

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