310 episodes

The Savvy Painter podcast, hosted by Antrese Wood, offers a treasure trove of insights that artists can't afford to miss. Antrese's teachings focus on nurturing a creative mindset and prioritizing mastery over perfection, making it a must-listen resource for artists worldwide.

Whether you're an emerging artist looking to hone your skills or an established pro seeking fresh perspectives, the show offers practical advice and inspiration

But the real magic happens when you apply Antrese's teachings in your own studio. Her guidance can help you unlock new levels of creativity and growth in your art. If you're serious about elevating your skills and mindset, join Growth Studio—a unique opportunity to work directly with Antrese and join an amazing community of like minded artists.

Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood Conversations about the business of art, inside the artist studio, and plei

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 820 Ratings

The Savvy Painter podcast, hosted by Antrese Wood, offers a treasure trove of insights that artists can't afford to miss. Antrese's teachings focus on nurturing a creative mindset and prioritizing mastery over perfection, making it a must-listen resource for artists worldwide.

Whether you're an emerging artist looking to hone your skills or an established pro seeking fresh perspectives, the show offers practical advice and inspiration

But the real magic happens when you apply Antrese's teachings in your own studio. Her guidance can help you unlock new levels of creativity and growth in your art. If you're serious about elevating your skills and mindset, join Growth Studio—a unique opportunity to work directly with Antrese and join an amazing community of like minded artists.

    Q and A with Antrese - Your questions answered! - Ep306

    Q and A with Antrese - Your questions answered! - Ep306

    In this episode, I answer questions about my evolution and growth over the past couple years. I'm back from a lengthy break with fresh perspectives to share.
    A few takeaways from this episode:


    I obtained several advanced coaching certifications and feel they complement my artistic side. My vision for the podcast and community is even stronger now. Progress in art and life is not linear.  I encourage reframing frustrations as opportunities to grow rather than indications of failure. Find balance across periods of your life, not daily. Different priorities may have more focus (and time) during different seasons of your life. It's supposed to be that way. Time management is a learnable skill. Set boundaries and create small creative spaces amidst obligations. What's next for Savvy Painter? Going forward, I have 10x more conviction in my vision of supporting artists through this podcast and community. I see frustrations in art and life as invitations to grow so that I can make an even bigger impact. I'm more convinced of that than ever. This is just the beginning. Got questions for the next Q and A episode? Send me a message on Instagram or shoot me an email - I'd love to hear them! 

    • 55 min
    Yes! Savvy Painter is back - Ep 305

    Yes! Savvy Painter is back - Ep 305

    What's next with Savvy Painter? After a much needed (and longer than expected) break, Savvy Painter is back! 
    I'm thrilled to reconnect with you and continue the conversation with our artist community. In this episode, I share what I experienced during this pause.  I reflect on the importance of mental health and trusting your intuition. I explore self-imposed deadlines and the realization that growth often comes from stepping back rather than pushing through.
    I have so much gratitude for the unwavering support of the podcast community.  I am continually in awe of the interconnectedness of artists and the power of collective encouragement.
    Moving forward, the podcast will return to a weekly schedule, with upcoming episodes featuring Q&A sessions, discussions on creative thinking, and occasional interviews. To submit questions for the Q&A episodes, email me at podcast@savvypainter.com 
    Thank you for being a part of the Savvy Painter community—I'm excited for this next chapter together!
    Talk soon!
    ~Antrese
     

    • 24 min
    The Hidden Gold in Your Artistic Goals

    The Hidden Gold in Your Artistic Goals

    Goal setting is an important part of any artistic journey. However, we often think goals are about achieving the thing and getting to the end rather than treasuring the gold that can be found along the way. On this episode, I want to share how setting goals is the way to mastery and how missed goals can be the path to creating the art practice of your dreams.
    Outline of This Episode [0:01] The real power of goals [4:48] Unpacking the gift of resistance  [14:10] Exercising the skill of overcoming doubt [28:43] Lessons learned from goal setting Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community The War of Art (Book) Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter

    • 36 min
    Trading Expectations for Appreciation

    Trading Expectations for Appreciation

    Humans are pretty generous when it comes to loving other artists. It’s loving ourselves as artists with the same intensity that often needs some work. On this episode, I’m sharing insights from my recent and wonderfully unexpected time off around expectations, identifying when and why previously successful thought processes are no longer working, and leaning into appreciation to find and strengthen your inner voice.
    Outline of This Episode [3:15] When helpful thoughts no longer serve you  [7:56] Identifying unhealthy expectations [15:36] Leaning into appreciation 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

    • 21 min
    Staying True to Your Own Vision (Regardless of What Other People Think)

    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

    • 27 min
    How to Stay Sane and Productive When There Is So Much Going On

    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

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
820 Ratings

820 Ratings

Thos7s ,

So glad you’re back, Antrese.

Welcome back. Hope your new space is everything you need. I had grown accustomed to your voice while working in my studio. Didn’t know how important your podcast was till it wasn’t. Really looking forward to more episodes.

QueenofDarknessss ,

Have been missing this podcast!

I've been missing this podcast a lot. Used to listen to it all the time. While it was on break I would think about it occasionally and wonder if it would ever come back. The last couple of days it's been on my mind and I'm so so so excited that it is back today and also that I might have a little bit of extra sensory perception.

Minecraft 611 ,

Please come back ❤️

Thank you for your tremendous support of visual artists! We miss you so much and can’t wait to hear from you again 🌸

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