113 episodes

Known for their down-to-earth conversations, each week, artist Laura Horn and husband, Richie, share their experience of making art, running a business and juggling family life.

Join them as they talk about the hot topics facing artists today. From finding your style to navigating social media, this podcast is packed with relatable stories and practical strategies to help you grow as an artist.

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Known for their down-to-earth conversations, each week, artist Laura Horn and husband, Richie, share their experience of making art, running a business and juggling family life.

Join them as they talk about the hot topics facing artists today. From finding your style to navigating social media, this podcast is packed with relatable stories and practical strategies to help you grow as an artist.

    113. Janet Skates - Becoming Confident and Secure in Your Creative Expression

    113. Janet Skates - Becoming Confident and Secure in Your Creative Expression

    Today’s guest is mixed-media artist Janet Skates. What a beautiful human. As we chatted, it truly felt like I was having coffee with an old friend!

    If you are falling into comparison traps and being hard on yourself, I urge you to take a listen.

    Janet Skates talks about dealing with self-doubt, getting out of creative ruts and keeping social media in balance.

    There are also great tips about transitioning to being a full-time artist, using Instagram to grow your audience and getting started with art journaling.

    After you have listened to this conversation, you will feel like you have been given a big hug! Well, at least that’s how I felt. I hope you enjoy it.

    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/113

    Find Janet on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/janetskatesart/

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    112. A Helpful Guide to Selling Art Online

    112. A Helpful Guide to Selling Art Online

    The art is piling up, but now what? How do you get your work seen and sold? There are quite a few options - especially in the online space. You could use a print on demand service, join an online art gallery, create an Etsy shop or build your own website. All have their pros and cons but which option is right for you?
    This week we chat about the different ways you can sell your art online and how it depends on where you are in your art journey and how hands-on you want to be.
    We also talk about the role of social media in getting traffic to your art and the elements of a good product listing.
    If you are just getting started with selling your art, grab a cup of tea and get cosy. This 40-minute episode is a helpful guide to the many possibilities out there!
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    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/112
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    • 39 min
    111. Roben-Marie Smith - Making the Most of Technology as an Artist

    111. Roben-Marie Smith - Making the Most of Technology as an Artist

    When it comes to the tech side of being an artist, there’s a lot to get your head around - website design, social media, video editing, email marketing … The list goes on! If you struggle with this or just need a bit of encouragement, you will love today’s guest. I am chatting with mixed media artist, Roben-Marie Smith.

    In this episode, Roben-Marie shares her story from the early days of recording online classes with a camcorder right through to the tech-based membership site she runs today.

    What I love about Roben-Marie’s approach is that she understands that artists would rather be making art than spending hours behind a screen. Her suggestions are practical, affordable and user friendly.

    And when it comes to art, Roben-Marie has a similar mindset using accessible supplies and loose intentions to maintain a consistent art practice.

    I hope that you enjoy the episode and that it encourages you to make the most of the technologies that we have available to us as artists!

    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/111

    Join Roben-Marie's membership site, Maker's Tech U at https://www.makerstechu.com/join

    Find Roben-Marie on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/robenmarie/

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    • 45 min
    110. Tips for Painting a Series + Moving House Update!

    110. Tips for Painting a Series + Moving House Update!

    Do you prefer to paint in a series or on one piece at a time? As many of you know, I sit in the more is merrier camp and love working on multiples. This week Richie and I chat about why I prefer this approach and how I go about it? What becomes clear, is that it isn’t exactly a step by step process - it’s much more higgledy-piggledy that that. Some collections are more accidental than you might think. And when it comes to naming a series, I could be a bit more original!

    We also chat about my love of writing notes and lists which leads to a possible new name for the podcast (well not really). Plus we talk about the power of rituals and our tendency to panic whenever we are creatively blocked.

    It’s another big episode. Oh and for anyone following along with our house move - there’s an update on that too!

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    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/110

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    • 52 min
    109. Lesley Grainger - Finding Freedom in Your Art

    109. Lesley Grainger - Finding Freedom in Your Art

    My guest today is abstract artist, Lesley Grainger. Lesley was born in Yorkshire, England and now resides in Orange County, California. Early in her career, she worked as a graphic designer and illustrator. In recent years her main focus and passion has been abstract painting.

    In our conversation, Lesley chats about how her abstract style has evolved and why it is important to her to paint freely and make the art that she truly wants to make.

    We also talk about what it was like to create her first online course, ‘Language of Abstract’. Lesley is kindly offering podcast listeners 15% off the class using the coupon code 57542. 

    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/109

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    Find Lesley on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lesleygrainger/

    Find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/laurahornart/

    • 59 min
    108. How to Find Your Style When You Love Too Many Things

    108. How to Find Your Style When You Love Too Many Things

    I love too many things! How will I ever find my art style? Sound familiar? Well, you are not alone. This week we answer a listener question and tackle this dilemma.

    It brings up many lines of thought from whether you need a style at all right through to the practical steps you can take to find one.

    We also look at the factors that can influence your style choices. Things like space, time, personality, profitability and my favourite - pure passion!

    Plus we’ve put together a great list of tips from artists that we’ve interviewed on the podcast.

    If you have been grappling with your art style, you won’t want to miss this one!

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    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/108

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    • 48 min

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