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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 • 25 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 - Photographing Your Work - a splash of colour from our archive

    Ask an Artist - Photographing Your Work - a splash of colour from our archive

    For a couple of months the Ask an Artist Team are taking a break from recording to concentrate on other things that need to be done: On-line teaching and book writing both have deadlines that cannot be put off!  While we are away  we have selected some...

    • 54 min
    Ask an Artist - Interview Michael Harding - a splash of colour from our archive

    Ask an Artist - Interview Michael Harding - a splash of colour from our archive

    For a couple of months the Ask an Artist Team are taking a break from recording to concentrate on other things that need to be done: On-line teaching and book writing both have deadlines that cannot be put off!  While we are away  we have selected some...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ask an Artist - Listener Questions 7

    Ask an Artist - Listener Questions 7

    In another of their popular Listener Questions episodes Peter and Laura discuss how to wrap paintings and works on paper to send them to customers, wether you should, if asked, trim your work to have a different amount of border and if you should take...

    • 25 min
    Ask an Artist - Signing your work

    Ask an Artist - Signing your work

    In this episode Laura and peter talk about the tricky subject of signing your work.  Their different genres have different conventions and getting it right so that you fulfil the conventions and your own aesthetic ideas and the need to let your public...

    • 35 min
    Ask an Artist - Having an On-Line Exhibition

    Ask an Artist - Having an On-Line Exhibition

    After a year of cancelled shows, fairs and other events it would seem that the people (craetive ones) that have fared best are those that have come up with their own solutions to their lack of places to sell their work.  In this episode Laura talks to...

    • 36 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 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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