111 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

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.7 • 165 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.

    Nasty or Nice? How our Attitudes Shape our Reality [110]

    Nasty or Nice? How our Attitudes Shape our Reality [110]

    This week's main topic was inspired by some recent events within online art communities. These included an anonymous letter intended to hurt and intimidate one artist, an ill-informed discussion of Cy Twombley's work, and an angry email that turned out to be the result of a mistake. We discuss how our attitudes shape our experience of the world. It is true that our assumptions often determine not only the outcome of any situation, but how we feel on a day-to-day basis. Neither of us is perfect (no really!!) but we share how we look at challenging situations and some of the ways we turn things around in our minds. 

    We also answer a listener question about the amount of work we produce - do we just have lots of ideas or is it something about our process that allows us to produce so many paintings in a year? This leads to a discussion about the value of working in series, and the extent to which one idea can feed many paintings.

    Mentioned

    Elaine Tobin on Instagram

    Jon Clayton's website (look under books)

    Joan Mitchell book


    Find our websites and sign up for our newsletters at: 

    www.alicesheridan.com 

    www.louisefletcherart.com

    Follow us on Instagram:

    @alicesheridanstudio 

    @louisefletcher_art

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

    • 57 min
    Loose Representation & Disrupted Realism with Gabriel Lipper [109]

    Loose Representation & Disrupted Realism with Gabriel Lipper [109]

    This week, we are joined by representational painter Gabriel Lipper who has been painting professionally for over 20 years and teaching for more than 15 years. In this conversation, we discuss Gabe's transition from classical figurative work to a much looser style that brings in elements of abstraction and he shares his reasoning for making this move. During our chat, we learn about Gabe's passion for daily drawing an, his desire to portray the beauty of our world, and his commitment to sharing more of himself in his work. (We also discover that Alice has an aversion to the word "sketch!") Gabe is about to teach his "Learning to See" course, which ran for the first time last year, and we discuss both the course content and his experience of teaching it. Finally, we share two inspirational artists for you to check out.

    Mentioned:

    Get access to the Learning to See free workshop classes HERE
    Perfect for exploring that hybrid between realism and abstraction

    Learning to See course is now open (end Feb 2021)
    Gabe would love you to watch the free classes first which you can do on the link above.
    Find out more about joining the full program  HERE

    Gabe's website

    Roger Cecil: A Secret Artist 

    Raimonds Staprans: Full Spectrum (out of print)



    Find our websites: 

    www.alicesheridan.com 

    www.louisefletcherart.com



    Follow us on Instagram:

    @alicesheridanstudio 

    @louisefletcher_art

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

    • 52 min
    The Process of Abstraction [108]

    The Process of Abstraction [108]

    This week, we're digging into the subject of abstract and non-objective art. We consider the different types of abstraction, from its beginnings with Hilda F. Klimt through the abstract expressionists and their focus on emotion, all the way to the more conceptual modern day abstraction. We also consider where to draw the line between art and simply making marks, and we share our own experiences with abstraction. Finally, we offer suggestions for those artists interested in abstraction, but unsure how to go about it, including the importance of identifying your 'why.' We explain why having an idea behind the work will sustain you when things get challenging and how it helps you make decisions, strengthens your desire to keep working, and protects you against ill-informed criticism. This feels like a topic we need to come back to again and again, because there is so much to discuss. But we hope this first conversation sparks some ideas or spurs a discussion.

    Mentioned:

    Join the free Art2Life workshop HERE. (started February 15th but you can still join)

    Vitamin D:New Perspectives in Drawing: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vitamin-New-Perspectives-Drawing-Themes/dp/0714845450

    Ways of Drawing: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ways-Drawing-Royal-School/dp/0500021902/

    Anna Sigmond Gudmundsdottir https://www.gudmundsdottir.com/

    Find our websites: 

    www.alicesheridan.com 

    www.louisefletcherart.com



    Follow us on Instagram:

    @alicesheridanstudio 

    @louisefletcher_art

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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    5 False Beliefs that Hold Artists Back [107]

    5 False Beliefs that Hold Artists Back [107]

    This week saw us both experiencing self-doubt brought on by limiting beliefs. This inspired us to create a list of the most common beliefs that we feel hold artists back. This is so important, because these beliefs are often unspoken and we might even experience them, not as beliefs but as facts of life. When this happens, we don't even realise there is anything we can do about them. By bringing them out into the light and questioning them, we can often gather the courage to move forward despite our fears or doubts. So, join us as we discuss these pesky beliefs and share our thoughts on how to manage them. 


    Mentioned: 

    Join the free Art2Life workshop HERE. Starts February 15th

    Find our websites: www.alicesheridan.com www.louisefletcherart.com

    Follow us on Instagram:@alicesheridanstudio @louisefletcher_art

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

    • 57 min
    Take your Art to a New Level with Nicholas Wilton [106]

    Take your Art to a New Level with Nicholas Wilton [106]

    This week our special guest is Californian artist and Art2Life founder Nicholas Wilton. Nick has been helping artists to raise their game for many years and he has been a pivotal figure in both our careers. In this conversation, we discuss what it takes to elevate your work, whether talent has anything to do with success, and the magic that can happen when you start to make unique and personal work. The conversation goes deeper when Nick reveals the personal issues that made him finally commit to his art, and he also shares the vulnerabilities that come with greater success. Finally, Nick explains why teaching is so important to him and his art practice. This is a conversation you won't want to miss - and be sure to sign up for the free workshop he is teaching later this month. This once a year event has the power to transform your life (as we know all too well!)



    Mentioned:

    Join the free Art2Life workshop HERE. Starts February 15th

    Find our websites:
    www.alicesheridan.com
    www.louisefletcherart.com

    Follow us on Instagram:
    @alicesheridanstudio
    @louisefletcher_art

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

    • 57 min
    Creating Your 100 Day Project [105]

    Creating Your 100 Day Project [105]

    Have you found your creative well has run dry of inspiration? Especially recently? This week we have two projects to share with you which will help inspire and re-invigorate your art.

    The 100-day project was started by the designer Michael Beirut and has since become an annual free global art project for creatives. Just pick an action, do it consistently for 100 days and share it. Today we meet Lindsay Thomson who has been involved in co-ordinating the project since 2017

    We talk through some tips on how to pick your project - maybe choosing one of the three key areas projects often cover: play, practice or produce. We also discuss how specific to make it, how figuring out your motivation can really help, what your starting point might be, and how to find time.

    The project kicks off on 31st Jan and runs until May 10th.

    What to do now:

    1. There are some great FAQs and tips on the website page where you can also sign up for the newsletter.  http://the100dayproject.org

    2. Go to @dothe100dayproject account on Instagram to share one of their recent posts to announce your commitment :-) Look in the Stories for a Q&A session done earlier this month

    3. Think of your project and share using #the100dayproject and your own personal invented hashtag

    Artist, psychologist and creativity coach Rachel Davis, who some of you may know from her AJ visits, will be offering free support, accountability, inspiration and humour through her IG account @racheldavisart.bayarea as she embarks on her third #100 day project. Rachel knows this terrain really well and is ready to help you stay on the creative track, even when self doubt, boredom and frustration show up, as they inevitably will. Follow #100daysupportwithrachel to keep up with what she’s offering and so she can comment on your journey.

    Mentioned:

    Don't forget to join the free Art2Life workshop HERE which starts on 15th February. These online lessons are a great guide for you to learn a new approach to making personal, powerful and authentic art. If you follow and learn from these we are happy! 

    Follow and find Lindsay @lindsayjeanthomson 

    “Does this sound like fun? I'm not sure. But some years, up to two dozen students start the assignment. And some years, more than half drop out before the end. Everyone starts with high hopes. But things get repetitive by day ten. By day twenty, no matter what you've decided to do, it feels like you've been doing it forever. And bridging the end-of-year break is always a big challenge. But the students who get past day thirty or forty tend to get in a groove that will take them through to the end. Here's a sampling of what's been done through the years, including some of my favorites.

    Read about the original Michael Beirut project here: https://designobserver.com/feature/five-years-of-100-days/24678

    Find our websites:
    www.alicesheridan.com
    www.louisefletcherart.com

    Follow us on Instagram:
    @alicesheridanstudio
    @louisefletcher_art

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

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
165 Ratings

165 Ratings

Dan Hans ,

More than a podcast

Every week I download Art Juice and either listen to it whilst I’m out running or whilst I’m painting. I’ve listed to lots of other art-related podcasts but none of them have given me what Art Juice has. I just love how natural, funny and down to earth both Alice and Louise are. They talk very honestly about things lots of artist or budding artists will struggle with. I don’t have any artists friends and so for me Art Juice isn’t just a show I simply listen to, it’s one that allows me to really relate to some of the topics they discuss. It gives me a sense of community and makes me feel not so alone in my art practice. This has been so important to me, this year more than ever.
The stories they tell are interesting and also naturally funny, I often catch myself laughing out loud when I am running and listening along to the show.
Thank you Alice and Louise for giving us such interesting and entertaining shows. They are more inspiring than I could ever express in a review but I thought I would leave one just to say thank you so much. Have a great Christmas all the best for 2021, Dan x

Ellieren ,

Just great!

When ‘chalk and cheese’ found art and became podcasting besties! I completely Love the synthesis of differing perspectives that is Art Juice. Louise and Alice are proof that you can agree to disagree, and we are all the richer for it. Not to mention some exceptional guest interviews. Inspiring, uplifting, thought-provoking, funny, and unapologetically real. This podcast will give you the confidence that you need to be yourself and keep pursuing your art!

Fynn67 ,

Wonderful conversations

I love this podcast. I listen to it while I’m painting or during my daily walk. Their conversations are so honest and authentic and insightful. I’m learning so much about creating a painting practice even though at the moment I’m still a hobbyist. It’s like listening to two friends having a chat over coffee. So soothing and fun.

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