Savvy Painter is the podcast for artists who mean business.
Antrese Wood talks about the business of art and how it gets created.
Artists spend enormous amounts of time alone in their studios. It's easy to believe their challenges are unique when in fact they are not. Fortunately, others have been there before, and by sharing our stories with other artists we all win.
Staying True to Your Own Vision (Regardless of What Other People Think)
As artists, we know the feeling of putting our heart and soul into a piece of work, only to second guess ourselves and worry about what others might think. It's a common struggle we all face! But it's important to remember that art is subjective, and the only opinion that truly matters is our own. On this episode, we will explore the struggle of staying true to our vision, how to overcome it, and other ways to embrace our authenticity while creating without fear.
Outline of This Episode [2:01] The pressures of needing others’ approval [9:13] The negative impacts of seeking external validation [12:19] The role of self-doubt in the art-making process [25:03] Recap and final thoughts Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
How to Stay Sane and Productive When There Is So Much Going On
The holidays are a time filled with both magic and chaos. It’s the most wonderful, and often most stressful time of the year. Especially if you’re an artist torn between staying productive in your studio and enjoying the season’s festivities. On this episode, I’m going to breakdown why this time of year can feel so hectic to artists, how to be kinder to yourself when the holidays get overwhelming, and how to plan ahead to make the end of 2023 merry and bright!
Outline of This Episode [3:39] Why are the holidays so hectic? [7:06] Giving yourself the gift of breathing room [17:17] Planning the holidays around your goals [22:38] Navigating unexpected holiday surprises Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
Why You’re Not Selling Your Paintings
Most artists struggle to sell their work at some point. Even Van Gough! But what if I told you it's not because your art isn’t good enough, or that your prices are too high? What if I told you that you're sabotaging your offer before you even give it? On this episode, I’m going to discuss why limiting beliefs undercut our ability to sell our work and how awareness and self-love can turn it all around.
Outline of This Episode [0:07] I’m moving! [4:24] Stereotypes, assumptions, and the pitfalls of adopting other people’s opinions [12:20] How limiting beliefs undercut you’re ability to sell your art [18:05] The power of YOU and how self-love creates connection Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
The Power of Connecting With Other Artists
Your creative habits are the small things you do today and every day that will determine the results in your art practice next year. If you want something different in your art practice a year from now, start paying attention to the creative habits you practice today. On this episode, I want to focus on how celebrating small wins can rewire our brains for a healthier and more productive art practice.
Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
So much of what we do as artists requires an intense level of mastery. Not only with the skills we use every day in our studios, but over how we think about our work, how we show up as artists, and how we perceive ourselves. On this episode, I want to help you develop creative mastery by changing your relationship with resistance, expanding your tolerance for uncomfortable feelings, and practical tips for getting more in touch with your emotions.
Outline of This Episode [0:07] Shoutouts and the joy of new music [7:39] Keeping promises to ourselves and changing our relationship with resistance [21:28] Expanding our tolerance for uncomfortable feelings [27:43] The key to expressing emotion in your work and the journey of mastery Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
Antrese is the voice you want in your head
As a painter who has had her life upended too many times, getting back into it can feel like climbing the same mountain again and again without a trail and never reaching the top. You lose touch with friends, live in places where you don’t fit in. Putting on headphones and walking with Antrese and her interviews in your head is like being in a community again. I’m working my way up from the earliest podcasts. It’s a nice place to be.
More than art this is supportive of a healthy mindset
Words can’t adequately describe this podcast!
Antrese gets to the heart of the matter while simultaneously offering a different perspective to explore. Pick a subject that any artist struggles with- and it’s probably presented here with more truth and love than our beautiful divergent minds can absorb in one sitting.
Thank you so much!