This collection of interviews and conversations is designed to paint a realistic picture of what it looks like today to have a career as a representational painter. Everything is fair game as we discuss the ins and outs of having a successfull career as an artist.
Ep. 37 - Sarah Sedwick
On this episode Danny talks with artist Sarah Sedwick about the importance of studio time even when she’s not painting, the satisfaction of seeing her work framed and hung together in a gallery, how she typically spends her time in a day, mentoring students online, and much more.
Ep. 36 - Jon Wos
In this episode Danny talks with artist Jon Wos about the reopening of Quent Cordair Fine Art Gallery in defiance of lockdown orders, developing a love for creating things while dealing with a tough disability, the important role self portraits have played in his life, lessons he learned from Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, how he got into making stained and blown glass, and much more.
Ep. 35 - Julie Beck
In this episode Danny talks with artist Julie Beck about how the things she loves about math and science she also finds in painting, her weekly work schedule, teaching and administrating at ARA Boston, missing her studio because of covid-19 lockdowns, her process of developing paintings and ideas, working from life, photo reference and imagination, and so much more.
Ep. 34 - Scott Waddell
In this episode Danny and Scott discuss handling bad reviews, finding your own path as an artist, Scott's passion for working on the light fantasy book for young adults he's writing and illustrating, new content for his Patreon page, free content on his website and much more!
Ep. 33 - Todd M.Casey
In this episode Danny talks with good friend Todd Casey about his new book, The Art of Still Life, his process for composing paintings, his practice of taking notes in a sketchbook, looking for inspiration everywhere, the importance of making your work your own, and … Tom Brady.
Ep. 32 - Juliette Aristedes
In this episode Danny talked with Juliette Aristedes about the importance of building rest into our lives, the way social media changes the way we see and experience art, the role of art in the public sphere, the way experiencing beauty in our day to day surroundings can have a profoundly positive effect on us, and so much more.