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 - Titling Your work
In this episode Peter and Laura discuss some of the issues that arise from putting a title on the masterpiece you have just created. Is it necessary, will it make a difference to whether it will sell, or what people will think of it. It's not always...
Ask an Artist - Other People's Podcasts
Strange as it may seem when Laura and Peter are not recording this podcast they are not sat in their studios listening over and over to previous episodes! However they both like to listen to podcasts and in this episode they chat about which ones they...
Ask an Artist - Listener Questions 6
This episode of Ask an Artist is another opportunity for listeners to pose questions to Perter and Laura. Today the questions cover some of the tricky things that you need to consider if you are a printmaker taking on a commission, some of the things...
Ask an Artist - Stamina
Becoming a successful artist is not a sprint, it's a marathon. Laura and Peter chat in this episode about the various things that you need a bit of stamina for is for want to make it as an artist.
Ask an Artist - Interview with Dr Robert Travers
In this episode Laura and Peter are delighted to welcome Dr Robert Travers whose gallery in Holland Park in London is currently hosting - Online - a Ben Nicholson exhibition. However, the main topic of conversation is the 'Ruth Borchard Collection' a...
Ask an Artist - COVID-19 , How it has affected Peter and Laura
Making a podcast about the business of being an artist we did not imagine having to make episodes about global pandemics, but here we are, 10 months on - How has the pandemic affected us and how have we steered our businesses through these difficult times?