Suzanne Redmond talks with artists about their artwork, techniques, and how they’ve created a successful business. With her background in accounting, finance, and exhibiting art, she knows what it takes to get your artwork seen and sold. She’s chosen artists who are working their business – exhibiting their art, teaching others, and finding unusual opportunities. You’ll hear from some unsung artists, who are extremely talented and creative, and hopefully you’ll look up their work and be inspired by what they do. Artists really do the coolest things, and they do this while running a family, traveling, and living an art-filled life. Enjoy listening to these successful artists who are happy to share the keys to their success with you.
Seth Apter: Mixed Media Artist, Instructor, Designer, Author
Seth Apter is a mixed media artist in New York City. He designs and sells art supplies and tools for a few companies and combines paint, ink, stencils, stamps, and various papers to build his mixed media creations. Since he hasn’t been traveling and teaching, he does weekly Facebook Live demos, talks, and now online classes, including a business class he'll be creating in a few months. The Show Notes and links for all my episodes can be found at https://suzanneredmond.com/my-podcast/list-of-artists/
Rachel Davies: Mosaic Artist Using Slate, Stone, and Glass
Rachel Davies is a mosaic artist in Dunblane, Scotland. She uses slate that she finds near her home, plus stones and glass for her creations. Like so many artists, her in person classes stopped in 2020, but she figured out how to offer online classes and get the mosaic supplies to her students. We talk about her materials and techniques, as well as an arts organization where she is a member. The Show Notes and links for all my episodes can be found at https://suzanneredmond.com/my-podcast/list-of-artists/
Cathy Nichols: Making Art with Paint, Paper, and a Little Magic
Cathy Nichols is an artist, teacher, and author. Her medium is paper and paint, and a little magic. She creates painted collage layers, and she puts her art on washi tape, pouches, and oracle cards. She even offers a class where you can learn how to make your own oracle deck. In Cathy’s book, Storytelling Art Studio, she explains how you can create mixed media art to tell impactful stories. The Show Notes and links for all my episodes can be found at https://suzanneredmond.com/my-podcast/list-of-artists/
Taylor White: Figurative Painter and Mural Artist
Artist Taylor White paints in a figurative style. People are painted in many different positions, with geometric shapes and colors, creating great depth and movement. In Australia, she developed her skills in mural painting, focusing on young subjects. After returning to Raleigh, North Carolina, she created murals on outside walls as well as in restaurants and office buildings. Show notes for all of these episodes can be found on my website at https://suzanneredmond.com/podcast/list-of-artists/
Tanya Ortega: Artist Residencies at the National Parks
Tanya Ortega is the Founder of the National Parks Arts Foundation, which offers residencies to artists at a variety of our National Parks. She started as a photography artist with a long-time love of the outdoors. Discovering that the Parks did not have residency programs, she created her own and opened them up to artists around the world, later creating a non-profit Foundation. Show notes for all of these episodes can be found on my website at https://suzanneredmond.com/my-podcast/list-of-artists/
David Ruggeri: Painting in a Graffiti Style
David Ruggeri paints in a brightly colored graffiti style. His passion for the outdoors is apparent in his work, with many paintings featuring endangered animals. He travels to outdoor festivals to sell his art, and he’s glad that they’re returning and he can get them back on his schedule. Dave shares many great business tips with us, so I think you’ll really enjoy this episode. Show notes for all of these episodes can be found on my website at https://suzanneredmond.com/my-podcast/list-of-artists/
I really enjoy this content. On the days when I can’t get into my own paint practise for whatever reason, I develop my creativity another way by listening to this podcast.