While the world is under lockdown this UK based artist keeps working as hard as ever. Producing beautiful modern abstract paintings, inspirational videos and weekly live stream events Swarez Art keeps going strong. Whatever your art genre Swarez Art can will inspire you.
In episode 43 of An Artist’s Journey Podcast I interview the man behind Swarez Art and discover a fun and approachable artist. Listen to the episode below.
Imagine if artists put their books and courses into a giant digital bundle and sold it at a big discount. Sounds like a good deal right? That is exactly what John Bardos of Bundles for Good is doing. As a result John helps artists, but also makes a massive contribution to charity. Find out more about how you can get involved in my interview with John Bardos.
It is the end of 2018 and a good time to look back on the year. In Episode 35 of An Artist's Journey Podcast I am reviewing what worked in 2018. In art marketing that is. Well, in my experience anyway. What worked and what failed. Why I am over certain social media platforms and bullish on others. Most importantly what art marketing methods continue to deliver the goods year after year. These are the methods to focus on going into 2019. Let's take a closer look.
In Episode 34 of An Artist's Journey Podcast you will meet the talented Sebastiaan Theart. I recently discovered Sebastiaan's work on Instagram. His work shows a great variety of subject matter. But all linked with excellent drawing skill and a clear individualistic path. This artists is not about following the trend, but is rather creating his own unique body or work. A refreshing approach these days.
Find out more about Sebastiaan Theart in this episode of An Artist's Journey Podcast.
It has been described in the most unflattering terms. "Shambolic", "Cultural re-colonisation" and worse. This is the state of the Copyright Amendment Bill currently under scrutiny in Parliament. Will South African artist's interests come first or will the new Act be stillborn? What are the objectives of the amendment? What is new and how will artists benefit?
Find out more from my special guest who is also an expert appointed by Parliament's Portfolio Committee on the Copyright Amendment Bill.
What does a man born in the Kalahari, Leonardo da Vinci and aloe vera have in common? As it happens quite a lot actually. Especially if you are an artist. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing someone truly inspirational. A man who is not only an excellent artist, but is busy giving South African artists something they need.
In this article and podcast you will get to meet Joe Joubert. South Africa's paint maker.
Are you struggling to get more viewers to your art, website or blog? Perhaps you are using social media, like most people, and feeling frustrated with results. Have you tried to focus on Pinterest? Most people are putting energy and money into the top social media giants and ignoring Pinterest. A big mistake in my opinion.
In episode 23 of An Artist's Journey Podcast I look into the phenomenal growth that a Pinterest strategy can generate for you.
Talk to any artist about art materials and three topics always come up: Price, quality and availability. One art materials retailer promises to quickly improve all of those issues. Art Savings Club is a South African art supply store that is using its online presence to bring affordable and top quality art supplies to local artists.
I talk to Andre Ruthven, owner of Art Savings Club, about this welcome initiative.
Be careful what you wish for. It may come true, but not quite as you hoped for. This ancient moral is explored in the spooky story, The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs. Even if Halloween is not your thing you may enjoy this fun, but chilling tale. I certainly had fun putting a reading together for my Artist's Journey Podcast. So turn the lights down and listen to this classic story.
As I write this the rain has stopped and a stunning blue sky has emerged. The Spring sunshine is bright and welcome. The dust has been washed away. You can sense the grass growing and the sounds of bird-life suggest vibrant activity. Nature is taking full advantage of this moment. Are you? Evidence suggests that most people are not. They prefer to live in the past or the future. This leads to suffering at many levels. But there is a way to solve this problem.