Welcome to Curator on the Go Podcast - a show for artists and art professionals who are ready to build a thriving art career and business while doing something they are passionate about. If you are ready to set goals, find your artistic voice, brand, and niche, understand how to price and sell your products and services, and change your life – you are in the right place!
This podcast will also appeal to anyone who loves art and interested to learn more about the business side of the art world. Art and entrepreneurship are the two key things any community must have! My goal is to provide the environment that supports both and that will later help fund local art projects.
Interview with Emilie Darlington
Emilie Darlington is a freelance illustrator, painter, and muralist. Most often working with big blooms and bright colours, Emilie’s botanical murals can be found throughout Canada. Emilie’s botanical and abstract series are aimed at creating a targeted sensation for viewers, whether it be by scale, distortion, or immersion. These qualities are intended to evoke a shared experience for viewers and are tailored for each piece to induce a desired emotional response or mental state.
Interview with Grace Croughan
Grace Croughan is a Japanese-Canadian artist who works in acrylic and pastels. She especially loves to build up textures for her signature style in acrylics and is really enjoying creating her Mountain Dream Series of paintings.
For Grace, color and light are the keys to creating and sharing her emotions and vision of the scene. She hopes to move the viewer with this expression in pastels and acrylics and share with others what she is so passionate about.
Interview with Manaz Raiszadeh
Manaz Raiszadeh is an American artist and explorer who has been exploring and discovering our world and herself through art. Referring to herself as an "intuitional abstract painter," the genesis of her artistic inspiration comes from her parent's tale and her Afghani cultural background. Manaz often depicts houses and villages in her compositions, as she believes that "we can all relate to the place where we are from". She creates her works using acrylics, pastels, and collages on canvas or wood.
Interview with Kim VanDerHoek
Kim VanDerHoek creates vibrant, textural oil paintings of landscapes and urban scenes in her Southern California studio. She learned to paint by painting en Plein Air as it combined her love of being outside, creating art, and studying from life. Kim feels that she was able to gain a better understanding of the effects of light and atmosphere and she aims to translate those effects into her studio paintings. Currently, she is working on a series of paintings documenting iconic bridges across the U.S.
Interview with Ella Mazur
Ella Mazur creates art traditionally with pen and ink, as well as digitally on her iPad, often combining the two. Her work is continually inspired by the great diversity of our planet, creatures and plants that inhabit it, by the ocean, the forests, the mysteries of the stars in the sky. With just a little bit of ink, Ella can tell stories about those things, and she hopes that they will make people pause and wonder, let you escape into an impossible world, or awaken your curiosity.
Interview with Robin Crofut-Brittingham
Originally from Western Massachusetts, Robin Crofut-Brittingham work is inspired by mythology, science fiction, and current events, and examines human relationships with the natural world. She works primarily with watercolor and gouache on paper from her studio in Montreal. She has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the US and Canada.
It is fabulous to hear inside knowledge from Liza and her artists! I am an artist who has focussed more on art instruction than the business side of art. Each episode has a nugget or two of information that I can use to improve my art business. Thanks Liza!
Inspirational & insightful
As an emerging artist, I’m so grateful and happy to find this. I think Liza is doing an amazing job in sharing thoughtful insights, inspirations and experiences among the community while introducing local artists. Totally recommended.
I love listening to this podcast. Lots of great local artists and emerging talent to discover. The host offers lots of practical tips and marketing suggestions that anyone in the art world can benefit from.