127 episodes

A podcast for artists, aspiring creatives, and art lovers.

Two artists share their thoughts on art, life and everything in between. Join Alice Sheridan and Louise Fletcher for honest, generous, and humorous conversations that will feed your creative soul AND get you thinking.

Art Juice: A podcast for artists, creatives and art lovers Louise Fletcher/Alice Sheridan

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    • 4.8 • 68 Ratings

A podcast for artists, aspiring creatives, and art lovers.

Two artists share their thoughts on art, life and everything in between. Join Alice Sheridan and Louise Fletcher for honest, generous, and humorous conversations that will feed your creative soul AND get you thinking.

    Looking Up: How Big Projects can Grow [126]

    Looking Up: How Big Projects can Grow [126]

    This week Alice is joined by Emily (or Emz) Finch an artist and mother from London to discuss the power nature, but also how finding a really strong driver in your work can propel your ideas. Trigger warning, we mention miscarriage briefly as this is the start of Emily’s story and project.

    The work Emily is doing now was prompted by a particular moment after a difficult series of personal experiences. Emily has found the power of nature to has helped with her PTSD flashbacks and has an ambition to build an installation that will hopefully start conversations about loss during COVID and will offer a multi-sensual space to explore the healing quality of trees and nature and reflect on what we all might have lost during this difficult time at a point the world is starting to emerge from lockdown.

    This is an inspiring story - on a personal level, and for artists I hope this will encourage you that sharing what you can have such a positive impact in the world.... look what started from that painted pebble!



    Mentioned

    Emily’s website: www.emzfinchart.co.uk
    If you want to talk to Emily about this project, do get in touch via her website. Do this and hear more about the project by singing up to her newsletter

    Tickets for Somerset House - https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/london-design-biennale-2021

    More about the Forest for change https://forestforchange.globalgoals.org/



    If you have been affected by miscarriage, Tommy’s, the miscarriage association are just two of the amazing organisations that can give support.


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    Credits: "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    • 58 min
    How to Stay in Your Own Lane [125]

    How to Stay in Your Own Lane [125]

    This week we are talking Teflon bubbles, and how to be completely normal to avoid all criticism!

    We had some listener feedback which prompted us to consider how we manage to stay focused, and also feeling less hurt when you receive feedback which could throw you off-track. In the 'old' days we both would have felt this harder - so what's changed? 

    As artists one of the things we need to learn is how to keep going and not be swayed by opinions. We recognise that some feedback can be helpful and share how we distinguish between them, two opposing views to keep at arms length, and a magic question to keep asking yourself so that you can get more grounded in whatever YOU are showing up and sharing. 

    It's the last chance to join Louise's Find Your Joy 2021 and if you take one thing from this week - go out and do one bit of promotion for yourself. xx

    Mentioned

    Last chance to join Louise's Find Your Joy here:
    https://www.louisefletcherart.com/find-your-joy

    Just Bloody Post it podcast from Helen Perry (look for Episode 4 with Nat Lue)
    https://www.helen-perry.co.uk/the-just-bloody-post-it-podcast/

    Robert Pagliarini article in the Chicago Tribune
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/ct-tribu-pagliarini-stop-pleasing-everyone-column-column.html

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    Credits: "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    • 59 min
    Curating Your Art [124]

    Curating Your Art [124]

    This week we're responding to a question from Sara, a listener who recently exhibited a series of paintings. Sara hung 49 paintings in a "gallery wall" style display and she asked "do you think less is more when it comes to displaying your work?" This prompted a great discussion about curation when it comes to our art and why it matters so much. We both believe that curating our work is a way to guide the viewer's experience. Just as we edit a painting, we should also edit our exhibitions or online galleries in order to guide the viewer and help them understand or appreciate the work. But how to do that is the question? What do you include and what do you omit? We discuss the idea of creating a coherent story, the importance of not creating a visual onslaught, and the value of putting yourself into the shoes of buyers in order to understand what they are experiencing when they look at your work. Our key question is 'what do you want people to think or feel when they look at your work?'

    Mentioned

    Jason Stephenson meditations on Youtube

    I Can't Believe it's Not Bhudda Podcast 

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    Credits: "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    • 48 min
    Finding your Colour mojo with Kellee Wynne Conrad [123]

    Finding your Colour mojo with Kellee Wynne Conrad [123]

    It's kind of magical how one thread of an idea can carry through so many different projects in so many different ways. And for Kellee Wynne Conrad that has been colour (or color!)

    With a Virtual Art Summit coming in June 2021 listen how this single focus has lead her through creating courses, memberships and a book deal. Having this focus has helped Kellee through what she calls 'the curse of all artists' and maintain a core vision for what she creates. 

    We talk about circling back on your own creative journey and how collaborations with other artists can propel you... in fact it was promising to record a lesson for Kellee which was the first (and so far only!) online workshop Alice has created. 

    The upcoming Virtual Art Summit 2021 will include lessons from both Alice  and Louise, and offer you live conversations with all artists taking part as well as lessons you can re-watch anytime you need some colour inspiration so do sign up to take part. 

    Mentioned

    Join the Virtual Art Summit here: www.virtualartsummit.com/go

    Get Alice's lesson in the True Colors bundle here: alicesheridan.com/courses

    Visit the home of the Color Crush palettes here: www.colorcrushcreative.com/



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    Credits:

    "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    • 49 min
    Building an Art Career (Louise's story) [122]

    Building an Art Career (Louise's story) [122]

    This week, we’re discussing Louise’s story with Alice leading the conversation. We track back through Louise’s life and discuss the touchpoints - three key moments when things shifted for her.  These include moving back from New York to Yorkshire, meeting Alice and following her instincts, and finding a life coach who helped her move past her limiting beliefs. 

    We also discuss Louise’s journey into teaching, which came about in a slightly unusual way when the idea for a course came to her almost fully formed. That course is now in its fourth year and we discuss the philosophy behind the life-changing concept that simply following what you love is all you ever need to do.

    Mentioned

    Louise's free Find Your Joy taster course: https://www.louisefletchercourses.com/wait-list-FYJ-2021

    Alice's Connected Artist Club is open now  https://soulrocketstudio.com/connected-open

    Find out more about Georgina Noel https://www.georginanoel.com/

    BBC: The Life and Times of Hans Holbein by Franny Moyle HERE

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    Credits:

    "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Building an Art Career (Alice's story) [121]

    Building an Art Career (Alice's story) [121]

    Have you ever wondered how we came to be doing what we're doing? If so, the next two episodes are for you. This week, we're diving into Alice's story, in a conversation led by Louise. You'll learn all about Alice's journey from graphic design to a full-time career as an artist, and what exactly that entails. We travel through Alice's past, talk about the role depression played in making her an artist, and explore the idea of intentionality ... how much of what we do is clearly envisaged from the outset versus that which is arrived a gradually and in incremental steps. Finally, we discuss Connected Artist Club, the online membership group that Alice built from fledgling idea into thriving community. If you have ever wondered about how to build a successful art career, this episode is for you.

    Mentioned

    Alice's Connected Artist Club  https://soulrocketstudio.com/connected-interest

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    Credits: "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

LGpaints ,

fantastic

Thank you both for taking the time to make this work, it is a great comfort, inspiration and help to this painter all alone in her head far too often

mamma weaves ,

Fave Podcast for Artists

Love this podcast! Alice and Louise are professional abstract artists, teachers and workshop coaches who provide great advice on the practice and business of art. Great real life examples from their own experiences, as well as visiting artists and teachers, combined with their honest advice and sense of humour. Every week is a gem. Definitely my favourite art podcast. ❤️❤️❤️

Rock_Flour ,

Delightful and informative

I always learn something listening to this podcast, about the art world generally and about myself as an artist.

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