Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood
About This Show
Savvy Painter is a weekly podcast for artists who mean business.
Antrese Wood talks to experts in the field about the business of art and how it gets created. Want to know how leaders in the fine art world of plein-air and landscape painting got their start? What habits do top artists have in common?
Savvy Painter digs deep into the struggles and successes of contemporary painters. Artists spend enormous amounts of time alone in their studios. It's easy for them 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.
The collective intelligence of the artist community is infinitely greater than the individual. Here's how you can tap into it.
Most Recent Episode
Intuitive Painting, with Alan Feltus
7 days ago
What is intuitive painting? How does the intuitive process work? It has been said that the goal of intuitive painting is to allow yourself the space to be inside color, paint, and process while locating the inner core of your creative self. My guest, Alan Feltus is an intuitive painter who has a rich depth of experience to share with our Savvy Painter audience. In our conversation, we discuss the impact Sari Dienes had on him growing up, his move to Italy, his creative process using mirrors, his advice for young artists, and so much more! I can’t wait for you hear from Alan and learn from his wonderful insights. Growing up with Sari Dienes Can you imagine growing with the unique opportunity to learn from an artist like Sari Dienes? What would it be like to watch her work? Artist Alan Feltus opened up to me about his childhood and how he learned from the talented Sari Dienes. Alan talks fondly of spending time with her and watching her creative process. No artist learns in isolation and without an influence, they can point back to. Some artists don’t get that influential person in their life until they are much older, Alan got to experience this time with Sari early in his life. Who is that person for you? Do they know the impact they’ve had on you? The Freedom and Opportunity of an Artist What drew you into the life of an artist? Were you captivated by the creative process? Did you have a hero that you looked up to and wanted to create like they did? Or was it the freedom and opportunity that the artist's lifestyle provides? When I sat down to talk with artist Alan Feltus, he described that one of his favorite aspects of being an artist is the freedom that he was able to exercise. Early in his career Alan and his wife Lani decided to move to Italy. They seized the opportunity because they both were represented by galleries at the time and they wanted to utilize their freedom to settle in a place that they could choose. You’ve got to hear Alan describe this time in his life, the passion and excitement that Alan exudes is infectious! Intuitive Painting The chance to climb into an artist’s brain and really get to understand what makes them tick is a privilege that I relish. I’ve always been enthralled by intuitive painting and artists like Alan Feltus. In our conversation, Alan described his process that includes the use of mirrors. He is constantly adapting and changing his process to get that
Rated 5 out of
Great Show for Anyone, Not Just Artists
This show is awesome for "starving artists" everywhere who are struggling to balance their passion and their finances. I'm looking forward to continuing to listen even though I'm not an artist, but to see what I can learn about marketing and selling from a different perspective than the marketing and selling shows provide. Keep up the great work Antrese!
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 5 out of
THE Podcast for Artists!
Wow Antrese, this is THE podcast every artist or painter NEEDS to listen to for guidance, inspiration, and amazing overall content.
Date published: 2014-08-22
Rated 5 out of
This show has fueled my desire to paint. Antrese brings thoughtful questions to each and every interview. Thank you!
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 5 out of
Really interesting show
Awesome conversations. Great show, well produced!!
Date published: 2014-08-24