This Podcast is dedicated to up and coming creative professionals – sharing stories from practicing professional artists and creative geniuses from around the world.
Renato Muccillo is a successful landscape painter living in Canada. He is somebody that I have looked up to over the years and it was a real treat to talk to him. He opened up about his personal journey and what drives him to create.
You can find Renato’s work on his website: www.renatomuccillo.com and on Instagram: @renatomuccillo_fine_arts
Bethany Vere is a young equine artist based in the United Kingdom. Her coloured pencil portraits of horses and various other animals are highly sought after by collectors worldwide. In recent years she has landed deals with major sponsors and had work collected by her childhood heroes. Her work is extraordinarily high quality. I wanted to hear more about the medium and how she makes it work as a thriving business, and also about her artistic journey. Bethany’s story is one of perseverance and ultimately breaking through despite the challenges!
You can find Bethany on Intagram:
More of Bethany’s work on her website too!
Thomas Fluharty is an amazing artist specialising in caricatures. His work is held in high regard internationally and has adorned the covers of Time Magazine, Der Spiegel and Mad Magazine and is in high demand worldwide. I wanted to hear about how Thomas has managed to dominate in such a competitive industry, but also how he got his start on his creative journey. In the 2 hours we shared Thomas completely opened up and I came away totally inspired and wanting to reengage with more purpose and direction!
Check out Thomas Fluharty’s amazing art on Instagram @thomasfluharty and on his website: www.thomasfluharty.com
Sandro Kopp is an extraordinarily talented and creatively obsessed artist based in Scotland. His works depict a wide variety of subjects, with a heavy focus on portraits. Though he paints with a classical approach his works explore themes dealing with technology and connection. It’s an interesting blend of the contemporary and traditional. Not only does Sandro create fantastic art, but he has also worked in the film industry and has some pretty impressive credits on his resume. This conversation was wide and varied in its topics. It was a great exchange. I thoroughly enjoyed it; I hope you will too!
Find out more about Sandro and his Art on his website:
Miles Johnston is an unbelievably talented young artist based in Sweden. He creates drawing and paintings of a surrealistic nature. His images are visually rich and layered with meaning, not to mention, exceptionally well executed. I wanted to hear more about Miles’s art but also dive deeper into his personal story and how he makes it as an artist. Miles has a thriving art business and in this conversation he discusses a few things that have contributed to his success. To see more of Miles Johnston’s art please visit: www.milesjohnstonart.com
Carla Grace is an exceptional wildlife artist based in Adelaide, Australia. Her work is hyper-realistic and collected worldwide. Not only is Carla incredibly dedicated to her creative practice, but she is also nails the business side of art. Her strategies and practices ensure that her global following continues to pay top dollar for her exquisite paintings. This conversation explored many different areas from social media to business to her personal story and how she got to the fortunate position she finds herself in today. To see more of CARLA GRACE’S art:
Colin Dixon is somebody very close to me and integral in my story of becoming an established artist. In fact, Colin and his wife Gaye ran the first Gallery I approached back in the early years, just as I was starting out. I noticed something was very different about the way Colin ran the business; at times it seemed diametrically opposed to many of the dealers and galleries I was also associated with at the time. Many of the lessons I learned in those early years are still relevant today. He shared many great insights in this conversation, certainly food for thought for emerging artists!
Tom Tischler is a renowned wildlife sculptor specialising in monumental bronze animals. He’s also my Dad! I thought it would be great to get him on the podcast and share his story. I also wanted to know about his approach to the business side of art and what made him so successful. In the age of the internet, my father hasn’t embraced any of the new technologies. He is a product of “the old school”; I wanted to know what the old school could offer the “new school”. This was a fun conversation with plenty of lessons to apply! to see some of Tom’s art please visit www.tomtischler.com
Cold Oldham is a 15 year old artist based in Colorado USA. In this episode Cody is interviewing me and asking some of his own questions and some questions I commonly get through social media and by email. If you wanted to know a bit more about my personal story or approach to business, check out this episode!
You can find Cody’s fantastic artwork on his website:
Lena Danya is a realist painter creating stunning figurative works; many depicting water in its varied forms. Taking full advantage of the multitude of interactive and connecting social media technologies, Lena has amassed an online following of hundreds of thousands of people. I wanted to find out more about her personal story as well as some of her strategies for success as a full time creative professional. She was incredibly open in this conversation and I came away with a few new ideas!
You can find more of Lena’s work here:
Kelly Foss is a classically trained realist artist based in New York City. Not only does she create exquisite artwork, celebrating the human form – she supports herself through her art as a full-time creative professional. Kelly also teaches with the prestigious group “Drawing New York”. We had a great conversation about her strategies for success, managing art business affairs and also we got into the technical aspects of her work. To see Kelly Foss’s artwork please visit: www.kellyfoss.com Instagram: @kellyfossart
Jacob Butler is a young artist based in Fremantle, Western Australia. Jacob showed promise with his art as a child but was discouraged by negative feedback. Despite the challenges that life threw in front of him, Jacob ultimately triumphed and now he sells his work and thrives as a full time artist. Here in this interview, Jacob shares his personal story and lessons he gathered on his path to success. You can find Jacobs work at www.shakey.com.au Instagram: @shakeyjakey11
Alex Warnick is a professional artist based in Indiana USA, specialising in birds. Her work is exquisite, executed with fine detail. Many of her paintings are used in publications and bird identification guides. She is an example of an artist immersed in their element, living and breathing inspiration. It’s always inspiring connecting with creative professionals and finding out how they make a living through their passion. I know Alex would have a lot to share on her unique approach to an artistic career. We had a great conversation all about the business side of art. You can find Alex at www.alexwarnick.com and on instagram and @alexwarnick .
Brendon Darby is a prominent Western Australian Artist based in Perth who creates stunning landscapes and portraits. Many of his works bridge the gap between realism and abstract.
It’s important to have “art heroes” and I personally consider Brendon to be one. I initially reached out to Brendon many years ago before I became a professional artist, seeking advice on how to start my career.
I never forgot his encouraging words. I knew he would have a lot to share in the time we had for this interview. To see more of Brendons work please visit www.brendondarby.com and find him on instagram: @brendondarbyart
Anya Brock is a dynamic artist based in Perth, Western Australia. I wanted to find out more about her career and the direction she took her passion for painting. We had an interesting conversation about the way she balanced personal and professional life and challenged the paradigms many artists find themselves in. To see Anya’s work please visit www.anyabrock.com and find her on Instagram: @anyapaintface
Challenges are a part of everyday life and creative professionals have their fair share! One huge problem area for many artists has to do with self worth; that has effects that flow onto our relationship with money. This is an area I really wanted to drill down into with Dr. Demartini and he didn’t disappoint!
Becoming a creative professional poses many challenges; you’ll no doubt gain some insights and encouragement from this interview with the great Cesar Santos. With insane painting skills, Cesar creates bold work, sought after by collectors worldwide. We talk about his humble beginnings in Cuba to his daily rituals for success.