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
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
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
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/
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!
Tom Tischler is a renowned wildlife sculptor specialising in monumental bronze animals. He's also my Dad! I thought it would be great to get him on the podcast and share his story. I also wanted to know about his approach to the business side of art and what made him so successful. In the age of the internet, my father hasn't embraced any of the new technologies. He is a product of "the old school"; I wanted to know what the old school could offer the "new school". This was a fun conversation with plenty of lessons to apply! to see some of Tom's art please visit www.tomtischler.com
Cody Oldham is a 15 year old artist based in Colorado USA. In this episode Cody is interviewing me and asking some of his own questions and some questions I commonly get asked through social media and by email. If you wanted to know a bit more about my personal story or approach to business, check out this episode! You can find Cody's fantastic artwork on his website: www.codyoldham.com
Lena Danya is a realist painter creating stunning figurative works; many depicting water in its varied forms. Taking full advantage of the multitude of interactive and connecting social media technologies, Lena has amassed an online following of hundreds of thousands of people. I wanted to find out more about her personal story as well as some of her strategies for success as a full time creative professional. She was incredibly open in this conversation and I came away with a few new ideas! You can find more of Lena’s work here: www.lenadanya.com Instagram: @lenadanya