Episode 182: Today I talk to Canadian artist, Laura Jane Petelko. Her work explores the psychology of our connectedness, self image & times of transformation. We talk about her Endless Gone and Soft Stories series. These pictures are from her Soft Stories series.
Episode 181: Today I talk to St. Louis professor-turned-artist, David Ruggeri. You can’t help but be drawn to his eye-catching patterns, with bold texture, that you just want to touch. We talk about his inspiration, juggling careers, his passion for wildlife, St. Louis, & much more…
Episode 180: Today I chat with MONUMENTAL sculptor, Jim Rennert from NYC. I was so intrigued with his lifesize sculptures that I had to find out more. How did he get into this? How long does it take to create one of these? Who are his customers? Listen to find out…
Episode 179: Today I chat with the host of the Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast, John Lee Dumas. Artists are entrepreneurs, so I thought he could share some great insights. I”m not really sure what I had originally intended to ask him, but I decided at the last minute to ask him about something i’m struggling with: getting into the CEO or Entrepreneur mindset and I’m really glad I did. Hopefully, you’ll find it as helpful as I did.
He’s also just released his new book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success, which is a modern day version of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, with a 17-step roadmap to financial freedom and fulfillment. There is a link at the bottom of the post to purchase.
Episode 178: Today I talk with Natalie Kates and Amanda Uribe of the Latchkey Gallery. We talk about the XX exhibition, which consists of 6 female Hispanic artists, who work in Geometric Abstraction. Beverly Acha, C.J. Chueca, Edra Soto, Ivelisse Jimenez, Marisol Martinez and Victoria Martinez. It sounds and looks amazing!
Victoria Martinez, Her Floating Coffin installation
Episode 177: Today I talk to filmmaker and author, Brian Scott Mednick about the art of filmmaking. I connected with him after sending a mass email to which he replied, excuse me, who are you? We talk about idols, divas, researching a book without the internet, rejections…. Oh, and somehow, I get Woody Harrelson and Woody Allen confused. It is a truly inspirational chat.
Episode 176: Today I chat with Shahin Zonoozi who is an Austin-based artist. He was actually my first manager at Starbucks when I started years ago. He is now living a new life in Texas, making fabulous art. It was great catching up with him. He is such a refreshing personality and his art reflects it. We talk about selling Ferraris, his inspiration, living in different states, his process, and why he needs to get a website, among other things.
Episode 175: Today I chat with old friend Kristen England. She’s an artist and a new gallery owner. Galeria Pura Vida will be opening very soon in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Kristen is a born adventurer. We talk about the logistics of opening a gallery, moving to a foreign country, living the good life, and rejection. It is an inspiring episode. I also have new theme music by Corey Knoxville.
All images by Kristen England, used with permission.
Episode 174: Today I chat with Tamar Avishai, the host of The Lonely Palette podcast, where she “returns art history to the masses, one painting at at time.” I really dig Tamar’s show, because it’s insightful, and she really has a way of making it interesting for non-artists. It was great to chat with her!
Episode 173: Today I catch up with Michael Frank of the Museum of BAD Art in Somerville, Maryland. Interesting sidenote, we were doing the interview while news was breaking of the Insurrection of the Capitol. Only later would I find out how bad it really was.