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/
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
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
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!
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
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
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/
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!