Savvy Painter is the podcast for artists who mean business.
Antrese Wood talks about the business of art and how it gets created.
Artists spend enormous amounts of time alone in their studios. It's easy to believe their challenges are unique when in fact they are not. Fortunately, others have been there before, and by sharing our stories with other artists we all win.
Your Self-Concept as an Artist
Have you ever thought about what it means to YOU to be an artist? Do you have a good grasp of your identity? I invite you to gain clarity on how you define that for yourself so you can have more confidence in your studio. On this episode, we will explore our self-concept and take a deeper look at why the way we see ourselves matters so much to our art practice.
Outline of This Episode [1:18] The three concepts of art creation [5:43] Why our self-concept is so important [10:58] The art of constantly becoming Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community The Stories We Tell About Our Art - EP 277 The Artist Thermostat: Why It Can't Be That Easy - EP 273 Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
The Stories We Tell About Our Art
Does your art practice feel limited? Is your mindset preventing you from achieving your full potential as an artist? Our possibilities are determined by the kinds of stories we tell about our art. On this episode, I’ll teach you how to notice the negative stories that keep you from the art practice you want.
Outline of This Episode [1:22] Why our stories matter and finding our super power [7:04] The power of awareness in changing our mindset [9:43] Exposing the false stories we tell ourselves [18:00] Choosing the story that serves you best Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
Creating Ease in Your Studio
Is your art studio a place of peace or chaos? How do we intentionally create a sense of ease in our art practice? On this episode, I’ll take a deep dive into how you can bring that ease into the studio, why "hard" work is over rated, and the benefits of bringing fun, curiosity, and playfulness into our art practice.
Outline of This Episode [0:57] What does (and doesn’t) ease in our art studio look like? [3:09] Why hard work doesn’t automatically make good art [11:04] Why ease and black and white thinking don’t mix [14:29] The benefits of fun, letting go, and choosing ease over hardship Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Yes, You Can Create Flow On Purpose - EP 261 Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram
How We Grow and Evolve as Artists
Is there a general path to success when it comes to our art? I’ve come to embrace that success is determined by how we grow and evolve as artists. On this episode, I’ll dive into what that looks like, the role each side of our brain plays in the process, and how to overcome the need for linear success.
Outline of This Episode [1:15] Why we think we need linear success [3:29] Bringing the right side of your brain into your art practice [8:28] The evolution of our art through trust [21:54] Cultivating curiosity, exploration, and wonder Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
When the Muppets in the Balcony Are Yammering Away
Get a taste of what it’s like to be a part of the Savvy Painter Community as I share a recent talk I gave during Mindset Monday all about our witness. We all have one! That inner critic sees everything we do and provides a running negative commentary like Statler and Waldorf from the Muppets. Listen to this episode to learn how to shut those guys up and turn your mindset (and your witness) into a positive one!
Outline of This Episode [2:41] Can I get a positive witness? [5:48] Recapping the damage negative underlying beliefs can create [10:41] Asking your inner critic the right questions [16:27] Come back to yourself Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community The Artist Thermostat: Why It Can't Be That Easy – EP 273 The Messy Middle Is an Essential Part of the Art Journey - EP 271 Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
The Artist Thermostat: Why It Can’t Be That Easy
Are limiting beliefs holding you back from being the artist and person you want to be? Many artists are not satisfied in their art practice but fail to see why they haven't reached the place they want to be. Is it external circumstances or something deeper? On this episode, I’m going to discuss how our underlying belief systems impact what happens in our art studio and how you can take control of your growth.
Outline of This Episode [0:54] The reason our feelings are so powerful and how beliefs shape actions [6:42] Why this episode probably applies to you too [10:11] What if being an artist was easy? [17:51] Exploring internal beliefs, limits, and expectations Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Episode artwork by Lisa Diebboll This Is How You Take Your Power Back - EP 266 Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
Savvy Painter podcast: Antrese is a gem!
I’m a long-time listener to the Savvy Painter podcast, and I cannot tell Antrese (and the world!) enough how she inspires and encourages me in my art practice and journey. Her wonderful selection of guests has opened the world for me; the awesome conversations really engage me and each person’s story resonates in so many ways. Following this podcast, and these artists, provides a strong sense of connection, like I’m part of a gorgeous community of artists and creatives. Not least of all Antrese’s fabulous tips and advice and sharing of so much experience and ideas have helped to push me forward in my practice. I’ve often revisited podcasts and relish being able to take away something more, realising how I’m developing over time, making me look forward to new growth, and always hope, even when life is sometimes filled with despair. Thank you Antrese, you’re a gem in this world. I’m forever grateful for your generous spirit and will keep painting and striving to achieve my art with real intention and meaning. Georgia Tsarouhas x
Always a pleasure
Every time I tune into your podcasts I always feel more motivated to do my art. You’re down to earth nature and relaxed open attitude make your show so relate-able. I’m 53 yrs old, currently in my 1st year of my BFA in Melbourne Australia and hearing the stories of all the painters from all different backgrounds & ages is inspiring and encouraging for me to keep going. Thank you for what you bring to us every month.
So thrilled to have found this podcast! Downloading many many previous episodes and hanging out for new ones. Antrese has a relaxed interviewing style and her choice of guests makes most episodes fascinating.