Professional artists Laura Boswell and Peter Keegan discuss the practical issues of making art your career. Drawing on their own experiences they offer candid advice for artists who want to make a living from their work. Laura is a printmaker working in Linocut and Japanese woodblock, with work is in several public collections. She writes a monthly advice column for Artists and Illustrators Magazine. Peter is a portrait painter working predominantly to commission for both private and public clients and runs his own art school where Laura also teaches. Both Laura and Peter treat their art as a business, always practicing what they preach!
Ask an Artist - Maximising your Creative Content
As an artist or maker your primary function is to make things. However the things you make and the things you do can often be used in ways other than just for their appreciation! In this episode Peter and Laura talk about ways of making the most out...
Ask an Artist - On Being the Other Half
Laura and Peter are both fortunate in having partners who share their creative views. For each of them this has developed into something more though and in this episode Laura and Peter talk with Ben and Kimberley about being the other half of an art...
Ask an Artist - Listener Questions 3
Peter and Laura tackle a few more listener questions: Is it OK for an artist to work across various genres or should they find their place and stick with it? As a portrait artist should I advertise pricing on my website? I am an artist by I'm also...
Ask an Artist - Teaching Children, an interview with Kimberley Keegan
Laura and Peter have talked about teaching several times, it forms a part of both of their working lives. However they both teach adults; people who have sought them out. Teaching children is a bit different, but maybe not as different as you might...
Ask an Artist - The Big Debate! Art vs. Craft
Time to cast the cat in among the pigeons! Laura and Peter are joined in this debate by Silversmith James Dougal and 'the Talented Mr B. (Ben Boswell) to talk about craft and art as descriptions of their work and of the way they identify...
Ask an Artist - Listener Questions 2
Laura and Peter have another rummage in the post bag in this episode to answer some of the listener questions we have received. Today we have questions on working for friends, dealing with 'site specific' artworks and wether it is a good idea to work...
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I am a later in life “emerging” printmaker and artist from the west coast in Canada. I just graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Visual Arts where the business of Art wasn’t really taught in practical terms. I received some great advice from my instructors but the Ask an Artist podcast series offers the real down to earth advice and support I am looking for at this stage in my career.Thank you both for sharing your art experiences and journeys with true authenticity!