The Creative Endeavour
Episode #50  Virgil Elliott

Episode #50 Virgil Elliott

April 27, 2022

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! 

Here's a link to the latest edition of his book! https://www.echopointbooks.com/art/traditional-oil-painting
Episode #49 TJ Cunningham

Episode #49 TJ Cunningham

April 20, 2022
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TJ Cunningham paints some incredible images of rural America and the animals that inhabit the farmed landscape. His paintings are not only incredibly realistic, he paints in a variety of ways taking a rather experimental approach to oils. I wanted to hear about TJ's approach to his creative practice, how he comes up with his images and how he developed his signature style. He didn't hold back, and there were so many take-aways in this conversation. It was wonderful to hear his experiences with Galleries and clients; it was refreshing to hear we hold similar views! There were so many nuggets of wisdom dropped throughout the interview!
Please check out his amazing art at https://www.cunninghamfineart.com and on instagram @cunninghamfineart
Episode #48 Mark Maggiori

Episode #48 Mark Maggiori

April 11, 2022
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Mark Maggiori has experienced a meteoric rise to success in the American art scene. Originally from France, with a background in film and music, he is a creative powerhouse making art about the west, scenes that could be in a classic western film. His paintings have a brilliant graphic quality to them with bright punchy colour and an unmistakable style. His works are collected internationally and he's been featured in incredible shows and exhibitions winning awards like the prestigious Don B. Huntly "Spirit of the West" award in 2018 and 19 and the Sam Houston award for best painting in 2016. Now he's absolutely killing it on social media and with online print sales. I wanted to ask him about his journey and his art as well as the business side of things! So much was packed into this episode!
 
Follow Mark Maggiori on Instagram @markmaggiori and on his website www.markmaggiori.com
 
(LANGUAGE WARNING - just a few strong words are in this episode.)
Episode #47 Stephanie Paige Thomson

Episode #47 Stephanie Paige Thomson

April 4, 2022
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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!

 
Please follow Stephanie Paige Thomson on Instagram: @stephaniepaigethomson and on her website www.stephaniepaigethomson.com
Episode #46 Carla Grace

Episode #46 Carla Grace

April 1, 2022
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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! 

Please follow Carla Grace on Instagram @carla_grace_art and on her website www.carlagraceart.com
Episode #45 Chris Fornataro AKA Paint Coach

Episode #45 Chris Fornataro AKA Paint Coach

March 23, 2022

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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

Episode #44 Jeff Hein

Episode #44 Jeff Hein

March 16, 2022
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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

Episode #43 Tahlia Stanton

Episode #43 Tahlia Stanton

March 8, 2022
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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

 

 

Episode #42 Joe Paquet

Episode #42 Joe Paquet

February 22, 2022

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Joe Paquet is an incredible Plein Air painter from New Jersey in the United States. His work is exquisite and he is up there with the best artists working outdoors, in my opinion. I wanted to do a deep dive into the craft of painting and pick Joe's brain about the techniques he uses, but what I wasn't prepared for, was the depth of conversation that we'd engage in. I loved hearing Joe's story and what has shaped him as an artist over the years, from his humble beginnings to his experiences with galleries and teaching. It was great to hear another artist reflect on the state of the art world and social media. There were so many take-aways in this conversation, it'll have you coming back to listen to it over and over again!
 
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Please find Joe's work here: www.joepaquet.com and he's also on instagram: @paquetjoe 
Episode #41 Christopher Remmers

Episode #41 Christopher Remmers

February 14, 2022
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Christopher Remmers is an extraordinary artist from the Pacific Northwest, producing monumental narrative paintings exploring mythology as many of the great masters of the past did. His work is exceptionally well crafted with an attention to detail that is seldom seen. His practice and exploration into these themes take him into other dimensions, searching the depths of the mind and soul. This was a fascinating journey into what makes a creative powerhouse like Christopher tick and the inspiration and motivation necessary for sustaining and thriving as an artist. I wanted to pick his brain not only about his art, but about social media and the business side of creative life. This was AWESOME! I hope you enjoy the conversation! 
 
Please follow Christopher Remmers on Instagram @christopherremmers and on his website: www.christopherremmers.com
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