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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 Laura Boswell and Peter Keegan

    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

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 - Developing Different Styles

    Ask an Artist - Developing Different Styles

    If you make your living as an artist then having a style that people recognise can help in several ways, it's easier to deal with galleries if they know what to expect, your customer base too likes to recognise your work amongst others and if you are...

    • 29 min
    Ask an Artist - Titling Your work

    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...

    • 30 min
    Ask an Artist - Other People's Podcasts

    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...

    • 20 min
    Ask an Artist - Listener Questions 6

    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...

    • 26 min
    Ask an Artist - Stamina

    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.

    • 27 min
    Ask an Artist - Interview with Dr Robert Travers

    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...

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

veusvi ,

Practical advice and an enjoyable listen!

I’ve been binge listening to this podcast this week and it’s great! Extremely practical advice with enjoyable conversation between Laura Boswell and Peter Keegan. One teeny weeny suggestion: I think it would serve you both well to practice not interrupting each other:-). It does make your conversations sound more laid back, but often one of you interrupts the other in the middle of a thought that I wanted to hear fully expressed. I always interrupt others so I really understand how hard a habit it is to break, but I think listeners would really benefit from hearing your fill and helpful thoughts! I look forward to listening to each and every episode in the future! Thank you for all this helpful content!

KristinMarieL ,

relatable advice

Practical and actionable advice to become a working artist. Thank you two!

maryiscontraryart ,

Fantastic advice

I’ve been looking for something like this in a podcast. I love the practical advice. I’m looking forward to hearing about the real life progress in the the art business. I’m very much looking forward to what Laura Boswell has to say since I’m such a fan of her work. Thanks!

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