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

A Conversation with Max GinsburgWhen 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? It’s an honor to bring you this Max Ginsburg podcast Interview. I am grateful for the opportunity I had for a long-ranging conversation in […]

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Ricky Mujica

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

Ricky Mujica shares his tips for artistsWhat subject matter do you love to paint? What tips for artists do you look for to inspire 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 […]

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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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Shana Levenson

The Growth Of An Artist, with Shana Levenson

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 […]

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Landscape Painting and the Value of Staying Put, with William Kocher

  What does it look like to stay put and get to know a location inside and out? What insights and lessons can you learn from this helpful discipline? How does staying in one location impact your growth as an artist? It was my privilege to explore these questions and a lot more in my […]

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Jennifer Balkan

Jennifer Balkan, a full-time figurative painter in Austin, Texas, discusses transitioning into full-time painting, experiences with galleries, social media, looking out for yourself, and balancing painting life with family life. Balkan offers tips on pushing yourself to be your best, determining which galleries to work with, and working through grief. She stresses the importance of […]

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Zoey Frank

Zoey Frank is a figurative painter from Colorado. She studied at the Juliette Aristides Atelier in Seattle and then went on to get her MFA from the Laguna College of Art and Design. As Zoey will tell you, she is in love with the figure. She shares her process, and her experiments freely in this […]

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Kathleen Speranza: Dancing On The Third Rail.

Kathleen Speranza is a painter from Massachusetts. She earned her BFA from Boston University and her MFA from Yale. She teaches painting and drawing at Rhode Island School of Design. Her current obsession is portraits. Portraits of flowers. And according to Kathleen, flower paintings are sometimes akin to stepping on the third rail. There are […]

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Ann Gale

Ann is a figurative painter based in Seattle. If you are not familiar with her work, you definitely want to spend some time to really look at what she is doing in her painting. On the surface you’ll note her distinctive brushwork, how she weaves ribbons of color through figure and background, and plays with […]

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Celia Reisman

Celia Reisman paints suburban landscapes – specifically the neighborhood she has been living in for over 30 years. In this interview discusses her process of creating these paintings and how she adapted her work methods to fit her personality. Observational drawings are integral to her work method. While she does paint plein air, it is […]