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Savvy Painter is a bi-weekly podcast for artists who mean business. Antrese Wood talks to expert painters 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? Savvy Painter digs deep into the struggles and successes of contemporary painters. Artists spend enormous amounts of time alone in their studios. It's easy for them to believe their challenges are ...
 
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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I have followed Jessica Pinsky’s work since 2007 because this woman was my best friend in graduate school at Boston University. We would visit each others studios, talk about art over drinks and overall support and give feedback to each other. Jessica’s drive to create artwork and start major projects is unmatched which is evident in her prolific w…
 
When was the last time you really stopped and paid attention to your surroundings? As an artist, I have spent years training my eyes to pay attention to shapes, colors, and so many other aspects of the visual arts that listening to my surroundings was never a top priority. What can we learn from our surroundings when we deliberately slow down and b…
 
The work of Will Hutnick is filled with movement and plays off of the landscape and pattern. As an artist, he draws inspiration for his work through what surrounds him such as objects he collects or the landscape that shifts as he travels between Brooklyn and Wassaic. In this episode, I learned Will has a background in music and plays the cello. Mu…
 
If you were to sum up your creative career in a phrase or theme, what would it be? Has your style evolved over the years in little ways or in large shifts? If you are one of those artists that like to experiment and likes to play around and maybe feels like you are bouncing around a bit and dipping your paintbrush into many different genres of art,…
 
Madeline Donahue’s work functions on multiple levels. Her figurative paintings have a strong abstract presence that allow the shapes to create the narrative on the canvas. The figures depict sweet chubby babies in the midst of creating chaos. Funny and dark, filled with love and overwhelm, all these emotions grapple for center stage in her work. Ma…
 
What helps you bring your full and authentic self to your time in your studio? Are there certain activities or habits that help you get in the right mindset to start your day and get those creative juices flowing? If you’ve been around the Savvy Painter community for very long, you know that I am a huge fan of meditation and mindfulness. I have see…
 
How do you take the leap from working full-time to becoming a full-time artist? Erika Lee Sears did just that when she felt unfulfilled by her day job. In this episode, Erika shares how she planned her exit, how she got her work out there by applying to everything which led to her work being featured in Portlandia and on the cover of Lana Del Ray’s…
 
What is it that catches your eye when you are determining what to paint? Do you look for color that speaks to you, are you drawn to certain subjects or locations? Growing up in Australia, Mary Tonkin quickly became enamored with, “The bush” - a term mostly used in the English vernacular of Australia and New Zealand where it is largely synonymous wi…
 
The work of Anissa Lewis dives into memory, yet is entrenched in her current community. Her photographs depict the present-day area in Covington, Kentucky, where Lewis grew up, and addresses the societal changes such as race, identity and relationships that have impacted the area over time. Images of the former residents are superimposed over image…
 
When was the last time you encountered a painting that really moved you? What feelings did the painting evoke? Did your initial impression of the painting remain or change the more you pondered it? I love hearing stories from fellow artists who have found themselves entranced by or enamored with the artwork of their peers. On this special episode, …
 
The time in between is something we all deal with in life. The time between waking and coffee, the time between arriving in a doctor’s office and waiting to be seen, the time spent in transportation going from one point to the next. Hilary Doyle took that time and claimed it not only as studio time, but it became a jumping off point for her recent …
 
It was such a pleasure to have Catherine Haggarty on the show! Catherine is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY who recently had a solo exhibition at Massey Klein Gallery. She is also co-director of NYC Crit Club, a space offering community, connection and critiques for artists. In this interview, Catherine talks about learning how to make work when no…
 
Have you struggled with integrating the various aspects of your day to day into a workflow that respects your responsibilities AND your passion for art? How do you avoid burning out and feeling like you’ve wasted too much of your life? If you’ve ever wondered if there was a way to truly bring your art to all aspects of your life - you’ve come to th…
 
Amy Reidel makes work that I can relate to. She brings the viewer into her world that is filled with color, sparkle, and rainbows but all the while, underlying insidious imagery creeps in to complete the picture. Amy’s painterly vocabulary allows for her sophisticated application of materials to slam up against visions of the figure in various stat…
 
Sometimes we can sabotage our creativity without even realizing it. We think we can buckle down or toughen up to just get it done. But what if there is a better way to inspire your creativity? What if you can create from a place of authentic joy without the drama? That's what we explore in this episode of the Savvy Painter podcast!…
 
Amanda Rowan's provocative still life and self-portrait images depict playful and sensual moments, eliciting humor through an exploration of the power and vulnerability of sexuality. Rowan is both curator and subject in each richly styled vignette depicting moments of mysticism and seduction. Her work explores domestic labor and gender using a mix …
 
How do you feel heading into 2021? Do you feel like you just need the clock to strike 12:01 am on January 1st, 2021 before you can even begin to hope for anything good? This has been a tough year, to say the least. But what if there was a way to acknowledge the struggle without letting it bog you down and rob you of your fun, joy, and passion for y…
 
Adrienne Elise Tarver is an artist who makes hard work look easy. From her expansive studio practice, to her position as the Associate Chair of Fine Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta Campus, Adrienne is able to gracefully accomplish making insightful, challenging work while also organizing a great spreadsheet. In this episode, we…
 
In this interview with the artist Steven Walker, we explore how dedication, focus, and setting the right priorities creates an environment that empowers creativity and excellence in the studio. What grounds you in the chaos that life throws your way? Is your painting what grounds you and keeps you headed in the right direction? Maybe for you, it’s …
 
Raised in an artistic family, Rachel talks about memory, spirituality, motherhood and how the process of making is embedded in her life. Raised in New Jersey, Rachel received her M.F.A. in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012 and her B.F.A. in painting, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005. Rachel has exhibited…
 
Do you find yourself struggling with perfectionism? What do you do to turn down the volume and focus on what really matters? I’ve heard from so many of my friends and peers over the years about this topic that I decided to open it up to my Groth Studio participants. Several students were kind enough to open up about how they’ve dealt with perfectio…
 
Kaylan Buteyn is an artist, curator, founder of the Artist/Mother Podcast and founder of Stay Home Gallery & Residency. Her practice primarily focuses on female empowerment, the maternal experience, and community engagement. Her paintings are rooted in abstraction, often referencing the maternal form. She has exhibited in galleries and community sp…
 
Have you ever felt like you just don’t “fit in” at non-artist gatherings? What do you do with that feeling? Do you shrink back and retreat to the safety of your peers and insulate? Or do you press into the discomfort and forge your path? Everyone’s story is going to be different and that’s the beauty of our corner of society, we embrace the mosaic …
 
How do you make work, write about it, and host a podcast when 2020 throws us into a spiral of change? Jamaal Barber, a printmaker and the host of Studio Noize Podcast, talks about how the changes of 2020 have impacted his work and about his prints that celebrate Blackness. As a printmaker who makes large work, Jamaal was forced to shift gears when …
 
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…
 
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