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Savvy Painter is a weekly podcast for artists who mean business. Antrese Wood talks to experts in the field about the business of art and how it gets created. Want to know how leaders in the fine art world of plein-air and landscape painting got their start? What habits do top artists have in common? Every week, we talk about representational painting, abstract art, alla prima painting, art competitions, art materials, watercolor, oil painting, how to get into an art gallery, how to succeed ...
 
I Like Your Work supports artists! Each week artist Erika b Hess interviews artists, gallerists, collectors, and curators to cover topics that will help you in your art practice! From inspiring interviews from the lives of artists to business practices you will walk away ready to get in the studio!
 
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Susan Carr captured my attention over a year ago when I saw the work she sent in to be a Studio Visit Artist and I was hooked. Soon I was able to see her work in person and again, I couldn’t stop looking and thinking about it. Susan is an artist’s artist. She works hard, she is in tune with the materials, and her work takes us to another place of t…
 
How do you feel about the big idea you’ve been keeping on the back burner? Does the thought of executing your big idea fill you with excitement, dread, or somewhere in-between? Those big creative ideas that bubble up deserve their time to shine - so what are you waiting for? Let’s face it, most of us shy away from pulling the trigger on a big idea …
 
What is it like to work with fibers in Senegal and the artist Kehinde Wiley at his residency Black Rock? Artist Heather Jones whose work questions and pushes traditional conceptions of both quilt making and painting talks about her experience being part of Kehinde Wiley’s inaugural class at Black Rock Senegal. Heather’s work explores the formal pos…
 
When it comes to your time at the canvas, do you paint from observation or with reference photos and other tools? Have you had the opportunity to experiment with the size and scale of your paintings? I know that artists like you will be thrilled to hear from the brilliant and talented artist, Mike East. Mike is a representational painter who lives …
 
How do you balance being an artist and a mom while dealing with haters who voice their opinion on your life choices? Kate Sable is a painter who talks about having kids when the opinion surrounding her was children and art do not mix. Spoiler alert, this was less than ten years ago, and sadly this is a sentiment many of us still face. Kate shares s…
 
Who was it that inspired and empowered you as you began your journey as an artist? Did you have a family member who nurtured and encouraged your creative aspirations? Maybe it was a peer or a mentor from afar - almost everyone has that special person or group of people who spurred them on as an artist. While our world continues to grow more interco…
 
Thinking about taking the leap into becoming a full-time artist? Erin Loree did just that and through a crazy twist of fate, landed in Kim Dorland’s old studio in Toronto. Erin talks about how she approaches her large paintings, color palette and materials. From artist residencies in Peru, Plant Medicine, and observing the inner and outer world aro…
 
What comes to mind when you think of the word, failure? Do you start internalizing the word? Do you hear that inner voice roaring the negative talk that sends you spinning? Or have you found a way forward to understand and overcome the fear of failure that plagues so many artists? By no means will I say that I’ve discovered all the answers or every…
 
Maja Ruznic, a prolific and active artist, is primarily a painter, a storyteller who conjures form and narrative from ground up mineral, smeared oil, and stained canvas. Born in Bosnia and Hercegovina in 1983, Ruznic immigrated to the United States with her family in 1995, settling on the West Coast where she eventually went on to study at the Univ…
 
How did you get to where you are right now in your career? Can you remember and identify clear moments that brought you to where you are today? How have you evolved over the years? It’s funny how often we become unaware of the passage of time - you think you’ll be stuck in a phase FOREVER and blink - 10 years go by just like that! I’m learning to s…
 
The last time we had an Office Hours episode I got a ton of positive feedback so I decided it would be good to feature another session. These topics and questions come from our Savvy Painter Growth Studio. Artists just like you who are looking for ways to hone their craft and move their creative process forward have all found a supportive environme…
 
Have you ever stood in awe of a large scale painting? When was the last time you felt like a painting sucked you in so totally that you could almost say you lost yourself in that painting? I love to explore and encounter the sheer magnificence that large scale paintings have to offer. Here to give us a welcome peek behind the curtain of his large s…
 
I’ve been hearing a lot of questions from long time listeners of the podcast and from fellow artists who are taking some of my growth courses. This episode is the result of compiling some of those questions to provide helpful answers to artists like you! I don’t have all the answers but I have picked up some helpful tips and insights over the years…
 
Do you remember that initial spark of creativity or that idea that ushered you on your journey to become an artist? For many of us, that spark was so long ago that we feel like we were born with it. Sometimes we can lose sight of our creative spark or it may even dim over the years - here to give us a powerful perspective from an impressive and sea…
 
I know that talking about race and the on-going impact of racism is a challenging subject, to say the least. Given the recent events of police brutality in the United States, I wanted to do my part to create a space where we can discuss positive solutions and really understand what our black neighbours are experiencing. Many of you are scared and u…
 
Have you ever tried painting from memory? How did it turn out for you? Have you ever thought of a picture as a thing in and of itself rather than a memory of the image it captures? I was thrilled to get the opportunity to speak with the talented and engaging artist, Edwige Fouvry who often takes the approach of painting from memory. Edwige Fouvry w…
 
In this episode, I talk to the incredible painter, Susanna Coffey about her life and work. We dive into Susanna’s childhood, how she discovered art, the work she did with others during her time in school, feminism, her palette, her love of teaching, and so many other topics. I sincerely mean it when I say, I had such a wonderful time talking to Sus…
 
When was the last time you saw a painting that really challenged you? How do you typically react to paintings that portray suffering or difficult political topic? I am grateful for the opportunity I had for a long-ranging conversation with the artist, Max Ginsburg. Max is a native New Yorker, many of his paintings center on people and places around…
 
I am thrilled to introduce the artist, teacher, and entrepreneur Faith Evans Sills! Faith is an inspiring artist who has created so much for others from leading artist retreats in Costa Rica and various other areas to her books and classes that she offers. She has a passion for helping women connect with their most heartfelt ideas through creating …
 
In this episode, I talk to the artist Jean Koeller about her approach to painting, making a living as an artist, and how she works between observation, memory, and invention. Jean received her BFA from Wright State University, her MFA from Parsons School of Art and Design, and is an alumna of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work…
 
What subject matter do you love to paint? For you maybe it’s going outdoors and painting en plein air or to a crowded marketplace. Each artist has to find their own source of inspiration and motivation as they travel on their artistic journey - for Ricky Mujica - it’s all about family. Ricky is an award-winning artist whose work appears in collecti…
 
I had a wonderful time talking to Pennylane Shen an artist consultant, curator and educator. She runs Dazed and Confucius, career support for artists and in this episode we discuss mistakes artists make when approaching a gallery, how to approach a gallery, thinking of spaces outside of the white cube, artist statements and more! Since 2006 Dazed a…
 
In this episode, I talk to the artist Marcelina Gonzales about challenging preconceptions of being a Hispanic female through her work. Marcelina creates meticulous pieces that combine paint and resin to recreate memories of her youth. In our conversation, she discusses how she navigated her experience from adolescence to womanhood while growing up …
 
What comes to mind when you think of the phrase, “Taking up space?” Does your mind go to something large and inviting or intimidating and serious? Too often the idea of “Taking up space” has been reserved for negative connotations - what if we flipped the script? This week’s guest focuses a lot of her time in the studio creating large-scale oil pai…
 
This week, I talk to artist and entrepreneur Jamie Smith, founder of THRIVE! Jamie creates mixed media work that layers her memories of traveling, family stories, and lost places. She began her artistic career by completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Victoria and later receiving her Bachelor of Arts Education from the University o…
 
In this episode, I talk to the artist Corey Lamb about his life, work and his teaching experience. We dive into his current body of work, where he sees his relationship with his partner transposed over a larger,more archetypal theater. Specificity gives way to persona, as figures take on the guise of familiar roles: the mother, the lover, the fool,…
 
In this episode, I talk to Ashley Jude Jonas an artist, writer, curator and educator originally from Key West, Florida about her work and also creating the artist-run space, The Blue House. She holds a BFA in ceramics from the University of Florida and an MFA in ceramics from the University of Colorado Boulder. Her work reframes potential and wonde…
 
In this episode, I talk to the artist Francis Sills. We discuss his move from NYC to South Carolina and how this impacted his work, working from observation and how teaching and family play into his life as a painter. Francis earned an MFA from Parsons School of Design, New York, NY and a BFA from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. His work has bee…
 
In this episode, I talk to the CEO of Big Cartel, Anna Brozek, about selling work online and tips for artists on marketing. Some of you may use Big Cartel but for those that don’t or haven’t heard of it, Big Cartel is a technology company built by artists for artists. The company makes tools that are empowering, affordable, and easy-to-use in order…
 
What does it take to hone your visual memory skills as an artist? Can you really build a successful business by selling your artwork? Isn’t (insert any age here) too old to get started as an artist? What am I supposed to do with all this time at home caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Thankfully, my guest, Lucy Kalian was kind enough to take the…
 
What type of magic happens in the artist’s studio? Is there some special formula that “Successful” artists use that helps them maximize their creativity and studio time? I wanted to take this opportunity to explore this critical topic with the vast spectrum of artists we have represented in the Savvy Painter community. From all over the country and…
 
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