The Creative Endeavour
Episode 21 - Kate Zambrano

Episode 21 - Kate Zambrano

February 9, 2020

Kate Zambrano is a young artist based in Los Angeles, California. She creates amazing drawings and paintings, primarily portraiture. She also teaches her techniques through her courses and workshops. Kate is an example of someone creating great work and sustaining her creative workflow through art sales and workshop bookings. I wanted to drill down into her art business to garner some insights and find out more about her creative journey. We spoke at length about social media and how this can be both a blessing and a curse. This was a great conversation! I hope you enjoy! 

Check out Kate Zambrano's work: www.katezambrano.com

Kate Zambrano's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katezambrano/

Episode 20 - Steve Chmilar

Episode 20 - Steve Chmilar

January 22, 2020
Steve Chmilar is an artist based in Canada, creating some amazing surrealistic work. He composes his images with a unique combination of references including 3 dimensional models, sets and sculptures. Steve is an incredibly talented guy, transitioning from a life as a professional musician into professional art. He has a unique approach to marketing, choosing to represent himself networking directly with clients. We had a great chat about his beginnings, his creative process and his approach to business. Check out Steves exceptional art on Instagram: @stevechmilar and on his website www.stevechmilar.com
 

 

Episode 19 - Caleb Brown

Episode 19 - Caleb Brown

November 28, 2019

Caleb Brown is a young artist based in Georgia USA creating dynamic paintings of sporting icons and celebrities. He has a slick and graphic style and his paintings are punchy and eye catching. Caleb has nailed the direct marketing side of art and he now paints full time selling his art directly to his clients. What impresses me most is his mindset and how he has trained a state of mind that allows him to persevere in the face of adversity. This was a great conversation, it caused me to revisit my approach to my own creative practice. Check out Caleb's art on his website: https://www.calebscanvas.com and on Instagram: @calebscanvas 

Episode #18 - Renato Muccillo

Episode #18 - Renato Muccillo

November 18, 2019

Renato Muccillo is a successful landscape painter living in Canada. When I say successful, I really mean it! He sells nearly everything he does! It's little wonder too, his work is exceptionally well executed. He is inspired but the wilderness that surrounds him and he draws upon similar themes throughout his work. Many of his paintings have an amazing spirit and emotional quality that comes through. Renato is somebody that I have looked up to over the years and it was a real treat to talk to him. He opened up about his personal journey and what drives him to create. You can find Renato's work on his website: www.renatomuccillo.com and on Instagram: @renatomuccillo_fine_arts

Episode 17 - Bethany Vere

Episode 17 - Bethany Vere

November 5, 2019
Bethany Vere is a young equine artist based in the United Kingdom. Her coloured pencil portraits of horses and various other animals are highly sought after by collectors worldwide. In recent years she has landed deals with major sponsors and had work collected by her childhood heroes. Her work is extraordinarily high quality. I wanted to hear more about the medium and how she makes it work as a thriving business, and also about her artistic journey. Bethany's story is one of perseverance and ultimately breaking through despite the challenges! 
To see Bethany's work please visit: https://www.instagram.com/bethanyvere_art/ and https://www.
Episode 16 - Thomas Fluharty

Episode 16 - Thomas Fluharty

October 28, 2019

Thomas Fluharty is an amazing artist specialising in caricatures. His work is held in high regard internationally and has adorned the covers of Time Magazine, Der Spiegel and Mad Magazine and is in high demand worldwide. I wanted to hear about how Thomas has managed to dominate in such a competitive industry, but also how he got his start on his creative journey. In the 2 hours we shared Thomas completely opened up and I came away totally inspired and wanting to reengage with more purpose and direction! Check out Thomas Fluharty's amazing art on Instagram @thomasfluharty and on his website: www.thomasfluharty.com

Episode 15 - Sandro Kopp

Episode 15 - Sandro Kopp

October 22, 2019

Sandro Kopp is an extraordinarily talented and creatively obsessed artist based in Scotland. His works depict a wide variety of subjects, with a heavy focus on portraits. Though he paints with a classical approach his works explore themes dealing with technology and connection. It's an interesting blend of the contemporary and traditional. Not only does Sandro create fantastic art, but he has also worked in the film industry and has some pretty impressive credits on his resume. This conversation was wide and varied in its topics. It was a great exchange. I thoroughly enjoyed it; I hope you will too! Find out more about Sandro and his Art on his website:www.sandrokopp.com instagram: @sandrokopp

Episode 14 - Miles Johnston

Episode 14 - Miles Johnston

September 24, 2019

Miles Johnston is an unbelievably talented young artist based in Sweden. He creates drawing and paintings of a surrealistic nature. His images are visually rich and layered with meaning, not to mention, exceptionally well executed. I wanted to hear more about Miles's art but also dive deeper into his personal story and how he makes it as an artist. Miles has a thriving art business and in this conversation he discusses a few things that have contributed to his success. To see more of Miles Johnston's art please visit: www.milesjohnstonart.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/miles_art/ 

Episode 13 - Carla Grace

Episode 13 - Carla Grace

September 17, 2019
Carla Grace is an exceptional wildlife artist based in Adelaide, Australia. Her work is hyper-realistic and collected worldwide. Not only is Carla incredibly dedicated to her creative practice, but she is also nails the business side of art. Her strategies and practices ensure that her global following continues to pay top dollar for her exquisite paintings. This conversation explored many different areas from social media to business to her personal story and how she got to  the fortunate position she finds herself in today. To see more of CARLA GRACE'S art:www.carlagraceart.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carla_grace_art/
Episode 12 - Colin Dixon

Episode 12 - Colin Dixon

September 10, 2019

Colin Dixon is somebody very close to me and integral in my story of becoming an established artist. In fact, Colin and his wife Gaye ran the first Gallery I approached back in the early years, just as I was starting out. I noticed something was very different about the way Colin ran the business; at times it seemed diametrically opposed to many of the dealers and galleries I was also associated with at the time. Many of the lessons I learned in those early years are still relevant today. He shared many great insights in this conversation, certainly food for thought for emerging artists!