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
Painting in Gouache, with Phyllis Shafer
3 days ago
My guest today is Phyllis Schafer. You might remember her being mentioned from the interview I conducted with Parker Stremmel. Phyllis is represented by the Stremmel Gallery in Reno, NV. We had a wonderful and wide-ranging conversation where we discussed her work painting in gouache, her journey as an artist through her undergrad work in the 70’s, and some of the difficulties she faced in her graduate work in the 80’s. Phyllis has a unique perspective as both an artist and an educator. She currently lives and works in the beautiful Lake Tahoe area and her paintings reflect her stunning surroundings. Discovering painting in gouache Through her artistic journey, Phyllis Shafer has come to love and utilize painting in gouache. Gouache is a method of painting using opaque pigments ground in water and thickened with a glue-like substance. Phyllis was drawn to gouache partly because of the prolific use of acrylics in painting at the time she was in undergraduate school in the 70’s. As she started using oils and started branching out more in different techniques, she fell in love with painting in gouache. Growing up Artistically in the Bay area Every artist has that moment in their career where they “Come alive.” This can happen early in life or later in life, there really isn’t a set pattern to how this comes about, it's unique for each artist. Phyllis Shafer speaks of growing up artistically in the Bay area. She had moved there after spending years in New York. This was the place where she really got to work establishing herself and building her resume as an artist. To hear Phyllis talk about her journey both literally and artistically that took her to San Francisco and then to Lake Tahoe is riveting. Facing disillusionment with the art world How do you succeed in your field of study when it seems like the whole system is broken or not working for you? Do you give up or do you push through? Phyllis Shafer struggled with these thoughts as she navigated graduate school and the art scene at UC Berkeley in the 80’s. She faced some difficult decisions at this time in her life. Phyllis had dabbled in dance performance and had considered taking that route to fulfill her need for creative output. Ultimately, Phyllis came to terms with the fact that making images was so deeply ingrained in her that she could never give it up. Though her journey was difficult, Phyllis persevered. Urban compared to R
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