Virgil Elliott knows traditional oil painting, in fact, he wrote the book on it! It was a few years ago that I stumbled upon his book "Traditional Oil Painting" and read through, I quickly realised that there were many things I didn't know about my own profession; in fact there were many things I was doing in the studio that were causing irreversible harm to the paintings I had painstakingly crafted. Reading Virgil's book, and then joining the private Facebook page by the same name, represented a paradigm shift in my work. Virgil's teachings fundamentally changed the way I approach painting. In this conversation I wanted to revisit some of the themes we discussed way back in episode 2, when we spoke last, and pick up where we left off. This episode is one to keep coming back to: have a notebook handy!
Stephanie Paige Thomson creates some incredible artwork with such a beautiful painterly style. Works of her quality are seldom seen in artists so young. At 24 years of age, she is already achieving some outstanding career goals, like being exhibited alongside some of her artist heroes such as Quang Ho and CW Mundy. Her works are highly sought after, being collected by patrons from across the US. She has been featured in key juried and curated shows and events. I wanted to ask her about how she creates her amazing paintings, what are her techniques, but also, the inspiration behind the work including her early beginnings. It was also cool to hear her reflect on that time she painted Jamie Wyeth! What an awesome conversation... not to be missed!
Carla Grace is a South Australian artist producing some amazing, detailed wildlife paintings. Her work is highly sought after by collectors worldwide. I've had Carla on the show a couple times already, and each interview she shares something new; strategies we can apply directly to our creative businesses. She also gave me the scoop on a brand new product she's crafted with the collector always in front of mind. This was super inspiring! In addition to the art business side of things I wanted to ask how she balances parenthood with her creative passion. As a new father I'm beginning to know the struggle! I got a tonne out of this, and I know you will too!
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Chris Fornataro AKA Paint Coach is an inspiring artist and content creator based in Massachusetts in the United States. I've been watching his Youtube videos for a long while, following his online journey from just a few subscribers to now 200 thousand - no small feat! Chris has an interesting background and had previously explored a few disciplines. Early on, he was an aspiring college footballer, playing at a high level, simultaneously with a background in theater and a passion for painting, it would be hard to put a label on him. Turns out these different avenues have helped him excel on his creative journey. I wanted to ask about those early years where he was up and coming and how he found himself and became Paint Coach.
Follow his awesome work on instagram: @forza43 and on Youtube: https://youtu.be/fQOCDVufB0E
Check out "Will the Machine" https://youtu.be/5Ziuk7D71eo
Jeff Hein is an incredibly talented artist based in the United States, creating some amazing portraits and Biblical figurative scenes. His works are highly sought after. His technical abilities are off the charts. I wanted to hear about how Jeff started his journey: in the early years he overcame some profound challenges. He triumphed in the face of adversity and ultimately reached an amazing level of success. Jeff doesn't shy away from hard graft. The amount of work he's put into his passion is stupendous and the discipline he's developed is inspiring. Jeff is also engaged in some pretty serious side-projects! He now teaches and shares his techniques online.
Please follow Jeff on Instagram @jeff_hein_art and on his website www.jeffhein.com
Tahlia Stanton is a vibrant professional artist from Victoria, Australia. At the young age of 22 she has already achieved some amazing career goals and a level of success many creatives only dream of. Tahlia has fully owned who she is as an artist and embraced her personality to such an extent where she is now unashamedly herself. This is ultimately what led her to MASSIVE success. In this podcast she shared some insights for how we can grow our creative businesses; "There's never been a better time to be an artist." She says...I agree!
Please follow Tahlia Stanton on Instagram: @tahliastanton
Tahlia's Website: https://www.tahliastanton.com
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