April 14, 2021
Daniel Bilmes is a portrait artist based in LA in the United States. His work is unlike anything I've seen. He creates portraits in oils that look as though they've been stitched together like embroidery. How often can we say that there's a unique approach to painting? Perhaps Daniel has found that unique form of expression? We not only talked about the technical side of painting, giving me an opportunity to geek out on some new colours and approaches, but we took a dive into Daniel's past and learned about his origins, teaching at his father's art school from the age of 15... This conversation even covered ground on the education system at large and how important early influences are.
Check out Daniel's work on instagram: @bilmesart and on his website! www.danielbilmes.com
April 7, 2021
Jess Anderson is an inspired and incredibly talented artist living in the United States. He paints a wide variety of subjects in Oil and Acrylics. Jess approaches his career and creativity with an unmatched enthusiasm. He is a passionate and skilled teacher, sharing his knowledge of art, far and wide. One thing I wanted to explore with Jess, was his time teaching art in maximum security prisons in the US. It was awesome to hear about the positive difference he made in the lives of many people, not just the inmates.
Check out Jess Andersons artwork on Instagram: @jess_anderson_artist Make sure you visit his website! https://www.jessanderson.com/about
October 14, 2020
Lloyd Lewis is an artist based in the United Kingdom. He creates beautiful portraits in his signature style with chunky bold brushwork and a well considered palette. His paintings evoke a Lucian Frued quality, and his drawings have a freshness and vibrancy to them that is exceptional. Not only is Lloyd an accomplished full time artist, he is also the 2 time world kickboxing champion! He's had an incredible creative journey and has lived many lives! It was a great treat to talk with him and hear about his path and trajectory.
To see Lloyds work, please visit: https://lloydlewis92.wixsite.com/lloydlewisartist/ or on Instagram: @lloydlewisartist
August 26, 2020
Deano Cook is an extraordinarily talented dude living in Georgia in the United States. He's a tattoo artist specialising in underwater imagery. In addition to this he also paints in an exquisite realist style and takes all of his own underwater reference. This puts him in direct contact with creatures that many of us go out of our way to avoid, like SHARKS! Deano is out there living it and doing it, he approaches his dreams and goals with an intensity seldom seen. His success did not come easy however, he's been through his fair share of trails and failures. This is ultimately a story of overcoming and flourishing. Deano is an inspired guy; you'll love this episode!
Check out Deano Cook's instagram page: @deanocook
Deano Cook Website: https://deanostudios.com
Sink or Swim Studio: http://sinkorswimstudio.com/
August 19, 2020
Lubomir Arsov is an artist and filmmaker based in Toronto, Canada. He's got an incredible graphic style; his art has an immediacy to it that communicates instantly. In this podcast we talked about many things from Lubomir's beginnings to his current projects and what inspires him today. Lubomir created "In Shadow" a short 13 minute film exploring the nature of reality and the society in which we live. The film challenged me on many levels and consequently I've been sharing it far and wide. It is one of the most POWERFUL pieces of art I've seen, period. In my opinion it speaks to the core of what's shaping our world today.
Check out Lubomir on Instagram: @lubomirarsov "In Shadow"
August 12, 2020
William Patino is an extraordinary photographer based in the South Island of New Zealand. He captures the landscape and environment with exquisite light and atmosphere. It takes hard work to be in the right place at the right time to get images that reach another level of impact; he shows the drive and passion necessary to making it work as a full time creative professional. William didn't always have his sights set on being a professional photographer - he fell into it after his personal struggles along his life's journey. He's a man on a mission and he now teaches his techniques and photography skills online.
Check out his amazing images on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/william_patino/?hl=en
William Patino's website: https://williampatino.com
August 6, 2020
John Coleman is an extraordinary artist based in Arizona in the United States. His works are inspired by Native American culture and in each piece he explores real human stories and emotion. John works across different disciplines creating breathtaking bronze sculptures, amazing charcoal drawings and masterfully crafted oil paintings. He became a member of the National Sculpture Society and the famous and prestigious Cowboy Artists of America. In this conversation we talked about a wide variety of things including his beginnings and philosophy on art as well as his views on the current global situation and how he plans to create his way through. Check out John Coleman's stunning art on:
Instagram: @johncolemanart John Coleman's
July 28, 2020
Sean Cheetham is a phenomenal figurative painter based in California in the United States. His works are not only technically well executed in his signature style, but they have a narrative quality exploring everyday themes and going beyond the surface into something deeper. His paintings have been included in numerous significant exhibitions internationally including the National Portrait Gallery in London. He has a devoted following of collectors and art students that are inspired by his work and distinctive technique. His alla prima paintings show a deep understanding of drawing. In this episode I wanted to dive deep into Seans beginnings as an artist and find out more about his story. In addition to this, I wanted to know about some of the ways he was going to adapt and change with the times and in the face of current global challenges.
Find Sean Cheetham on Instagram: @SeanCheetham
Sean Cheetham's Website: https://www.seancheethamfineart.com
June 8, 2020
Maria Brophy is an art marketing genius and author of the book "Art Money Success". Her beginnings were in marketing and business, before she married renowned surf artist Drew Brophy. Maria is also a speaker, educator and a creative success coach. Her teachings and her book cover many of the foundational things that are essential considerations for the creative professional not to mention incredible strategies for navigating the world as we find it. Her book has become one of my favourites on the topic of art business, and is a must read for any artist wanting to turn their passion into their career.
Check out Maria's work here: https://mariabrophy.com Get the BOOK! https://mariabrophy.com/book Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariabrophy/
May 18, 2020
Cesar Santos is an incredibly talented figurative artist based in Miami Florida. He was classically trained in the traditional atelier system in Florence Italy. His works have been displayed in prestigious galleries and he has produced several commissions for clients around the world. Cesar creates unique visions of everyday people, created in his signature style of meticulously detailed forms juxtaposed with abstraction. In this podcast we reflect on the current global situation and explore our feelings, hopes and reservations moving forward. Could this be a time for artists to adapt, grow and potentially thrive? Always a pleasure to shoot the breeze with Cesar! Hope you enjoy! Check out Cesar Santos' masterful artwork: https://cesarsantos.com