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Realism, Social Justice, and Telling the Truth: An Interview with Artist, Max Ginsburg

When was the last time you saw a painting that really challenged you? How do you typically react to paintings that portray suffering or difficult political topic? I am grateful for the opportunity I had for a long-ranging conversation with the artist, Max Ginsburg.  Max is a native New Yorker, many of his paintings center on […]

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Ricky Mujica

Painting Family Life and Adapting to COVID-19: An Interview with Artist Ricky Mujica

What subject matter do you love to paint? For you maybe it’s going outdoors and painting en plein air or to a crowded marketplace. Each artist has to find their own source of inspiration and motivation as they travel on their artistic journey – for Ricky Mujica – it’s all about family.  Ricky is an award-winning […]

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Teresa Oaxaca

Taking Up Space and Large Scale Paintings: An Interview with Artist, Teresa Oaxaca

What comes to mind when you think of the phrase, “Taking up space?” Does your mind go to something large and inviting or intimidating and serious? Too often the idea of “Taking up space” has been reserved for negative connotations – what if we flipped the script? This week’s guest focuses a lot of her […]

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Lucy Kalian

Building Businesses and Visual Memory: An Interview with Artist, Lucy Kalian 

What does it take to hone your visual memory skills as an artist? Can you really build a successful business by selling your artwork? Isn’t (insert any age here) too old to get started as an artist? What am I supposed to do with all this time at home caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Thankfully, my […]

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A Look Inside The Artist’s Studio

Photo: Entrance to Vicki Sullivan’s studioWhat type of magic happens in the artist’s studio? Is there some special formula that “Successful” artists use that helps them maximize their creativity and studio time?I wanted to take this opportunity to explore this critical topic with the vast spectrum of artists we have represented in the Savvy Painter […]

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Rob Rey

Using Art To Tell Stories, with Rob Rey

When you approach the canvas do you find yourself trying to tell a story with your artwork? Do you think you are telling a story with your art whether you like it or not? Here to explore these questions and many more is my guest and fellow artist, Rob Rey.Rob’s artwork is often inspired by […]

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How to Beat Resistance (Advice for Painters)

    “Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.” ~ Steven Pressfield Have you ever tried to get into your art studio only to be distracted by trivial tasks?  Do you find yourself “Productively Procrastinating” instead of doing the REAL work […]

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Shana Levenson

The Growth Of An Artist, with Shana Levenson

  As you look at your career as an artist, do you notice how much you’ve grown and changed over the years? What led to the big moments of growth and change for you? It was a joy to sit down with my guest and fellow artist, Shana Levenson. In our conversation, Shana opens up […]

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Defeating Overwhelm and Finding Clarity 

If you are anything like me, you find yourself fighting back the feeling of overwhelm from time to time. What do you usually do when you start to feel overwhelmed? How do you cut through the usual complexity that life brings and find clarity? As we start the New Year, I wanted to take some […]

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Erin McGee Ferrell

Why Art Matters In The Painful Places Of Life, with Erin McGee Ferrell

  It is difficult to honestly talk about the most painful places of life – the times when cannot avoid facing our mortality or need to come to grips with our value as human beings. But in this conversation, Erin McGee Ferrell spoke about those issues with such ease that I was grateful. The ease […]