Welcome to the Artist Academy Podcast! I’m your host, Andrea Ehrhardt, and I’m so excited you’re here to catch the weekly replay of my laid back yet very inspiring conversations with other full time professional artists. The purpose of this series is to show aspiring artists that it is completely possible to make a great career out of this art thing. If you ever want to join us live and have your questions answered in real time by myself or featured guests, then just check the schedule over at Facebook.com/Groups/ArtistAcademy every Tuesday! I’ll see you there.
155. Mural Stories with Pietro Palladini
This week’s episode features a lifelong muralist and one of my friends Pietro Palladini. I had the privilege of working with Pietro in the early parts of my career and along with his enthusiasm and friendly character, Pietro set the example for what a great muralist is. Now in his 70’s, Pietro has spent his life practicing his craft out of joy and painting all over the world. He has had many interesting gigs from painting on big movie sets to repelling off of buildings to paint giant billboards. He painted the casinos in vegas and the list goes on and on. For this interview I wanted to just hear about all the stories he’s experienced throughout his life as a working artist. I think you’re really going to enjoy this one. Let me know what you think of this week’s episode with Pietro Palladini.
154. 20+ Years of Murals with Annie Margarita
This week’s episode features Oregon based muralist of 20+ years Annie Margarita. I could talk about murals all day with Annie! She’s been around the block (the world) a time or two painting murals, faux finishing, sculpting, and interior decorating. Annie does it all! She has built her business up to charging $100+ per hour while working a few days a week and a few hours per day. She doesn’t overdo it and still makes a great living with her art! We chat about painting for amusement parks like Disney and several other big names. She’s a big deal! I’m so excited to have her as a guest for May Mural Month because Annie is an amazing example of someone who has put in the work early and is now reaping the benefits of it! I hope you’re as inspired as I am by her so let me know what you think of this week’s episode with Annie Margarita.
153. Excitement Sells!
People underestimate the power of excitement within persuasion. Grow your audience and sell to more customers simply by showing how much you LOVE what you do! Listen to hear how I make sales using genuine excitement regularly.
152. Painting with Emotion with Anissa Perry
This week’s episode features an expressive painter based just a hop, skip, and a jump away from me outside of Kansas City, Anissa Perry. Her Facebook page Niss & That has grown to over 20k loyal fans who are all excited about her work along with a membership group and all the things. One thing I’ve noticed about Anissa’s following is that they are invested in her art and give so many positive praises letting her know they are rooting for her in the comments. This was another interview that surprised me with the many turns it took throughout starting with her story. Anissa started her art business with the goal of making enough money to leave her marriage and still support herself and 4 boys. For all the single moms out there, this is an interview for you. Let me know what you think of this week’s episode with Anissa Perry.
151. Starting an Art Business
I was recently interviewed by Paulina with the Gente Increible Podcast and she was kind enough to let me share it with you. Paulina is from Mexico and being asked questions by someone in a completely different country made me realize that no matter where you are typically the same art rules apply. We talk about how to build an art business, tips on getting started, the whole bit. This is also a bit of an introduction to how I got started in the art business which I thought would be really informative for new listeners being that the intro I did in the very beginning is over 2 years old! Let me know what you think of this interview by Paulina with Gente Increible about me.
150. 3 Steps to a Boss Mentality
So you want to be your own boss, huh? You’ve tuned in to this episode because working for yourself sounds like way more fun than listening to someone else tell you what to do. What does it take? What does “be your own boss” actually mean? Listen to hear the 3 mental milestones you need to overcome ASAP in order to establish a BOSS mentality.
Andrea breaks down the business of being an artists and makes something that used to be a mystery obtainable to her listeners. The podcast is inspiring and motivational. I listen in my car on my way to work. Highly recommended to any artist wanting to get a behind the scenes look at the business of art.
Amazing podcast for aspiring artist
Andrea really dives in and breaks down all the details you need to know in order to run a successful art business. It’s refreshing to hear a successful artist openly speak about everything it took to get to where they are, as well as interview other professional artist. I’ve learned skills that I will take with me for the rest of my art career!
I am a new artist trying to make a name for myself, and this podcast has given me so many great ideas! Andrea knows what she is talking about, and she is so easy to listen to! This podcast is really worth the listen!