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Support Savvy Painter

For many artists, the Savvy Painter is more than just a podcast. It is a community of artists who are all striving towards similar goals. It provides reassurance that when you are working alone in your studio, you’re not really alone.

I know from my own struggles just how important that is. We are all in this together.

When I started this podcast, that very first day when I had the audacity to hit the publish button, I’ll be honest. I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into.

I just had this overwhelming urge to connect with other artists, hear their stories, and then bring that to you so that you are empowered to create freely and make a decent living.

As it turns out, creating a podcast and keeping it going is a lot of hard work. I mean really, really hard work.

Until I started my own podcast, I had no idea how much work it takes to keep one going. That’s why so many podcasts disappear so quickly.

Did you know the average podcast lasts LESS than 6 months, and even when you include mega hits like NPR’s Serial, or This American Life, all told, the average podcast get’s less than 300 downloads per episode.

Savvy Painter averages more than 10,000 downloads per episode!

Apparently I’m doing something right. And look, I know it’s not perfect, but I have somehow managed to keep this podcast going for more than SIX years- by myself.

I’m no Ira Glass or Terry Gross, but did you know they have on average 15 – 20 people working on each episode, doing research, coordinating guests, creating graphics, writing scripts, keeping the technology working, managing the website, handling promotions, marketing, and social media; and responding to listeners.

They have a whole team working behind the scenes so that the host can focus on the interviews.

Guess who does all of that for Savvy Painter? I DO! It’s just me!

They also have people who edit the podcasts, handle the sound engineering, write the show notes, upload the final episode for distribution, and upload and publish all of that to all of the podcast channels and the website so that listeners can just click a button and hear an episode.

I work with an amazing company, Podcast Fasttracks, who does all that for me. (Thank god. If I didn’t have them, I’d be curled up in a ball in the corner of my studio.)

Point being, there is a TON of work that you never see. And it is not cheap.

It costs about $1,000 a month to keep Savvy Painter going, and that’s only because I do most of it myself.

My guess is you had no idea what happens behind the scenes to make sure that you get an episode every other week without fail. I had no idea either before I started – which is probably a good thing!

So I am asking for YOUR help to keep this podcast going.

A small monthly donation makes all the difference.

Just the price of a cup of coffee, or the cost of single tube of a student grade earth tone paint – you can make a difference. At a minimum I’d love it if I didn’t have to explain to my accountant why I’m STILL doing that "little podcast.”

When I hear from artists like you, artists who tell me they kept painting because of this podcast, or that they were able to push past their own mindset barriers to find and follow their vision, it’s incredibly empowering and rewarding.

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  • An artist’s work is such a solitary endeavor and your podcast brings the art social community into my studio. I’ve learned so much from listening to stories about your experiences as well as the life experience of your guests. Thank you! Please keep up the great work.

    • Deborah, Thank you so much for this- I’m happy to hear that the bringing the community to your studio is so impactful. I’m honored to be a part of your day.

  • Antrese,
    I listen to your podcast when I paint away my long hours in the studio. It feels like having other like minded, friendly souls right here with me. Love learning other artists’ stories and points of view on everything from technical aspects of painting to their philosophy on life! Thank you for doing it.
    Also, my husband uses the fraze “happy wife – happy life”a lot too! He even put it as our dog’s (that I wanted so mch) offical pedegree name, ha! I think it was first used by the comedian Jeff Allen… well it’s true!

    • I think it’s so funny that I hadn’t heard “happy wife, happy life” until he started using it. I LOVE that it is your dog’s official name- what’s the nickname- Happy? 😀

      Thank you so much for supporting the podcast, happy to have you in the community!

  • Your podcasts have challenged and fascinated me. I have completely changed my approach to creating art because of listening to some of your guests. It has given me the confidence to find my own passion – even if that looks like thirty years painting door posts or driveways, or splashes of colour that mean the world to me, but very little to my friends and family. Your podcasts have encouraged me to dig deep, be authentic and find my place.

    • Wow, Clare, that is fantastic! I love the determination in your comment. Thank you so much for sharing this- often when people see the commitment and courage to do the hard work (The digging deep, being authentic and becoming you) they appreciate it more. Plus as you stay committed to the work, your skills only get better and better!

  • I have found more than a few of your interviews interesting and have enjoyed the diversity of the various artists. The interviews pertaining to marketing are helpful in a difficult economy. Yet I have found another side to this which I feel is just as important, perhaps more important, in that it shows each artist does have to find their own way. It has shown persistence, ingenuity, perseverance and just plain old will not give up is really much of the equation.
    Antrese I am sure you had a myriad of reasons for starting this site and I am sure most all are grateful you did. May you continue in prosperity. Thank you so very much.

    • Gene, that is so true – we all will find our way, each of us on our own path and in our own time. Seeing that there are so many different approaches makes it all the more fun and exciting. We can listen to each other’s stories, ‘try on’ techniques, tactics, and strategies and keep what works, and pass on what doesn’t. Thank you so much for being a part of the Savvy Painter community 🙂

  • Antrese, Thursday is one of my favorite days because it means there’s a new episode on your podcast to listen to, and when I’m done listening to the new one, I almost always go back and listen to one of my favorites (Karin Jurick, Chelsea Bently James, Carol Marine, Laurie Lipton, and so many others).
    Your podcast helps me feel like I’m part of a bigger community, or a secret club! Listening to the artists you’ve interviewed has helped give me the confidence to push through and continue with my own painting, knowing that I’m not the only one with struggles and doubts.
    Without this podcast, I would not be where I am in my art career today. Without the Savvy Painter, I would probably still feel lost and very alone.
    Congratulations on almost 1,000,000 downloads! And happy early birthday!

    • Aw, thanks so much Brandy! I’m so happy you are here and I’m glad that Thursdays are your favorite day now. You are definitely not alone in this! That is one thing I know for sure! Keep painting, stay consistent and listen to yourself- you’re wiser than you think!

  • Antrese,
    I can’t fully express how invaluable your weekly podcast has become to me – I look forward to it every Thursday. It has been a big motivator, and an even bigger learning experience – every single episode holds a truth or perspective that I will keep thinking of for weeks, months, longer. The roster of guests is impressive, their stories fascinating, and listening has opened my world and influenced my approach tremendously. Each episode is just an introduction, and now I follow many of artists and continue to learn from them, thanks to you.
    THANK YOU for Savvy Painter, and tell your hubby that this forum is very important to some of us – I am officially hooked.
    Becca

    • Thank you so much for this Becca, I’m so glad it has had such a lasting impact. I’m so grateful for your support <3 And I'll make sure he sees this 😉

  • Hi Antrese, First of all Happy Birthday to you and your husband! Thank you for all that you put into Savvy Painter pod cast! I love it! I find so much great information and really enjoy the artist interviews. It is so nice to hear people with whom you can relate. Sometimes as artists we work alone and our non-artists friends and family don’t always understand our struggles, so hearing your show is a form of support that I so appreciate! I really loved two things I heard recently on your show (two different shows)…one was about that being a successful artist isn’t about talent…it’s about doing the work…and continuing to show up to do the work! I also loved hearing the artist Dozier talking about the spirituality of painting and I can TOTALLY relate. The crazier life gets the more I need the ocean (my inspiration) and my art (my therapy)! Keep doing what you are doing and enjoy your day! Best, Whitney Heavey

    • Thank you so much, Whitney! I know that feeling- I still have to explain to non-artist friends that it’s a “job” like any other, I can’t just show up when I feel like it or take off when something ‘more fun’ pops up. And to be honest, that’s another misperception – I actually would rather be in my studio painting than almost anywhere else. There are very few exceptions to that. Being in my studio is not punishment. Most non-artist friends just don’t understand that and probably never will – and that’s OK, there’s plenty of things I don’t get.

      I loved Dozier’s comments too- and Andrew Salgado talked about the Church of Art- I’m definitely down with that!!

  • Happy birthday Antrese and happy birthday to your husband as well. I came across your podcast a few months ago and was instantly hooked. Your podcasts/interviews are always fresh, informative, thoughtful and provocative. I look forward each week to your next podcast. I graduated from Art Center with a degree in illustration awhile ago. Since then, my career has veered into design, then art direction, and more recently user experience design. While I enjoy my work, the siren call of painting has been tugging at me. Your podcast every week is intensifying that call to the point that I have now giving myself the goal to complete 10 small paintings (either studio or plien air) this by the end of this year. Thanks for inspiring me and keep up the great work. Andrew.

    • Hey Andrew,

      I know that feeling well! After I graduated from Art Center, I had a very similar experience. I’m glad the podcast inspires you and pulls you toward that call. I used to keep a gouache kit in my glove box so I could find a quiet place and paint at lunch. It was kind of cool because it forced me to slow down and really look at the places I would just drive by on my way to work. It also kept the consistency going and kept me in a learning state much longer. You can’t really get precious when you only have 20 -30 minutes to whip out a painting.

  • First, Happy Birthday Antrese!

    I enjoyed preparing for the podcast, and like many of the other artists have listened to many of them and look forward to hearing from new artists.

    I received many wonderful emails. Here are comments from a few of them:

    ‘Ginnie, it was so very exciting to hear you talk about your early years, your process in planning a painting, your love of color!’

    ‘Thanks for the link to your podcast. It was quite interesting, made me almost want to take up painting again.’

    ‘I’ve listened to half of the podcast. It’s very interesting. I understand aspects and others are unclear to me. I’ll finish listening this week. What comes through very clearly is how organic your involvement is in the sense of it being an absorption in the visual and the fascination with color even from s young age. It feels like you never had to struggle in terms of the motivation aspect. Youve had a true love and fascination and have been able to organize your life to accommodate and explore where it takes you. I’ll look at the books you sent with more understanding now.’

    ‘Great interview! I learned a lot about you and your life when I was not around and how you work. I will listen again because it is very interesting.’

    • Thank you, Ginnie!! You know, I’m still thumbing through the two Itten books you recommended – did I tell you I bought them? They are fantastic and dense… I need lots of processing time between ideas.

      I really enjoyed getting to know you in our interview and feel like I have a new friend and its always nice to know a fellow color fanatic!

      I appreciate you so much for being a part of this community, sharing your ideas and just being you 🙂

  • Hey Antrese! Happy birthday to you and Coke. Did I spell that right? Congratulations on 1 million downloads!
    I listen to the podcast at work and look forward to each new episode. I get to learn about artists I haven’t discovered yet and get to know more about the artists I already love. It keeps me inspired to paint and gets me thinking about the deeper issues of art making. Thank you!

    • Hellloooooo Tom!

      You did spell that right! I’ll have to tell the story of his name someday on the podcast. Most people (logically) assume he’s named after a soft drink. But no, it makes more sense when you know it’s not pronounced the same, and they don’t call it Coke in most Latin American countries. His name is Jorge but when he was 2 or 3, he couldn’t pronounce his name well, and it sounded like Coke sounds if a Spanish speaker sounds it out phonetically (with the Spanish alphabet). And the name stuck 😀 Anyway, it makes total sense in Spanish, but if you’re from the states, we immediately, uncontrollably think of the soft drink.

      Thanks so much for supporting me on this Tom- super appreciated — and we need to organize a paint out again!! Hopefully I’ll be around for the next one!

  • Thank you for all the work you put into these podcasts Antrese. You do a great job of listening and asking insightful questions that deepen the interviews. I always look forward to listening to the latest one and have discovered many new favorite artists in the process. Happy Birthday!

    • Thanks so much, Robin! I’ve actually found a lot of artists I didn’t know about too! 😀 That’s one of my favorite parts of the podcast- discovering new people and hearing their stories!

    • Thank you, Robin! You and the rest of this community have made it a very happy birthday week! I’m so glad I can contribute something meaningful to your Thursdays!

  • Thursdays are my favorite date of the week, in no small part because they start with SavvyPainter on my way to the office. Thanks for letting us be a part of the pledge drive.

  • Antrese, I absolutely love your podcasts! I think I have listened to every one of them and have repeated a lot of them. I think you have such a great way at getting to an artist’s core. That is what has been fascinating to me. What is the drive to create work and then share it. Since listening to your interviews and taking your Mindset Mastery course, it’s coming together for me. I am starting to recognize my voice and what is being uncovered as I paint. Thank you so much…I hope you will continue this direction. It has certainly touched me in a very profound way.

    • Kaethe, thank you so much for this and for your continued support. It’s been so exciting to watch both you and your work push past the comfort zone, test your limits, and blossom. It was so awesome to finally meet you in person too! You and Reneé made my trip to SD! hugs, ~A

  • I recently discovered your podcast, and I am totally hooked! I really appreciate hearing each artist’s story of how they got to where they are now. It makes me realize how mysterious life is and how we sometimes end up somewhere totally different than we imagined. Thanks for all the work that you do to make this site possible!

    • Thank you Arlo- that is so true- we might *think* we know where we’re going but it’s always exciting to see where we will end up. I’ve found there are always lots of surprises along the way- mostly good ones!

  • I love this podcast! I honestly wish it existed several years ago when I went through difficult times sticking with my painting practice. It is such a huge help to listen to other artists dealing with similar struggles and also encouraging to hear that they have found their own way, regardless of what that actually means to them individually. I tune in every week and get a lot out of it so I had to subscribe when I listened to your plea today. I can appreciate how much work this must take to put it together and that it takes time away from your own work. Thank you for providing this artist something to look forward to and helping artists not feel so isolated in their studio hide-y holes! I hope you are able to keep doing this for as long as you would love to. Please tell your husband that I think you are amazing and that this is totally worthwhile!!! xoxo

    • Hey Roxanne, your note means so much to me- thank you! I’m so glad you are not feeling so alone in your studio- look at all these other artists feeling so much the same way! I will definitely tell my husband (hee hee!) – fortunately, he does think I’m amazing– he says it often– sometimes in that wondrous loving way, and sometimes in that “Oh my god, I can’t believe you did that” way! 😉

  • I listen to the podcast while I’m making panels or framing paintings or doing other stuff at my workbench. It’s funny—I listen to interviews with artists when I’m not at my easel, and I listen to podcasts about philosophy, literature, and languages while I am at my easel. I guess part of my brain needs to be doing something else. I enjoy your interviews a great deal, and I respect how you’ve soldiered on for three years with the podcast by yourself. That’s impressive. I used to be a reporter, and I’ve interviewed hundreds of interesting people (too bad the interviews were about city ordinances or traffic problems).

    If you’d like to read a great book about interviewing people, check out “How to Interview: the Art of the Media Interview” by Paul McLaughlin. I read it in journalism school and enjoyed it very much.

    Another thing I appreciate is how varied and accomplished your guests are. They’re not just members of an Art Center alumni club, for instance. That’s a real strength of your podcast.

    While I don’t suffer much from the insecurity I hear about in other artists, I did when I was a fledgling writer. I was terrified of people judging my writing harshly. But over the years I developed a healthy distance. I sympathize with the emotional torment that often comes with creative endeavors. Some of the most inventive, risk-taking artists in my circle are also the most insecure.

    Great job, Antrese, and thanks for all your hard work and dedication.

    • Thanks so much Amanda! I looked for the book you mentioned, it looks like it is out of print but sometimes it can pop up. I have an eye out for it, thanks for the recommendation.

      That’s interesting about the artists in your circle being the most insecure. I wonder if that is because they put themselves in a constant state of uncertainty by being the most inventive, and risk-taking. On the flip side, when I feel too comfortable and secure, I know I’m not pushing myself. Sometimes that’s OK, we all need rest and allowing time to kick back in the comfort zone is often a good thing. That may or may not speak to being insecure as a person (I think there is always an ebb and flow with that), but just an observation.

      Thanks so much for your note, I really appreciate it!

  • Oh Antrese, your podcast is more valuable than my words can express. Hearing your interviews are my connection to the world of artistic spirits. A small world it can be, too. I was the former gallery director at the Davis and Blevins Gallery in Saint Jo, Texas which has some paintings by one of your earliest guests Charlie Hunter. It was exciting and made me feel a part of your community. You have a gift of communication, so at all costs continue being the blessing you are to all of us solitary artists out there.

    • Wow Christen, thank you so much! It is a small world! Charlie was the very first interview I did for the podcast- I actually saw him last week at the Plein Air Convention in San Diego! He’s a wonderful painter and always a character – funny and genuine!

  • Hi Antrese,
    I recently quit my job to become a full time artist (as of May the 1st), the first thing I did was search for art podcasts and the Savvypainter came up, how fortunate it was to link up to your amazing array of podcasts.

    Every day whilst working on my current painting, the Savvypainter is the first thing I listen to, to set up my day. Congratulations on your birthday and your amazing site. I have posted and tweeted links to your web site, to help in your goal towards reaching the million download mark, thanks again for all your hard work.

    kind regards, Elizabeth

    • Congratulations Elizabeth! I’m so glad Savvy Painter can be part of your soundtrack to your new life! Thanks SO much for helping me reach the million download mark! Best of luck on your new venture and keep me posted 🙂

  • Hey Antrese,

    I just wanted to say thank you and great work on the podcast! I recently started painting a lot more and was pumped when I came across your podcast earlier this year and saw it packed with so many great artists. Their stories and knowledge on art, and life, have been very inspiring and make SP my go-to listen (Ok, Pandora sneaks in every now and then!) while I’m at work.

    Some of my favorites have been Krista Harris, Andrew Salgado, Felicia Forte, David Kassan and Kathleen Dunphy. I also appreciate the links to other artists – I love finding new painters I’ve never heard of. Anyways, thanks again, Antrese. Your podcast is much appreciated.

    • Hey Justin,

      I don’t blame you for letting Pandora sneak in — I have to have my tunes when I’m working too! Thanks so much for tuning in, being a supportive part of the community, and stopping by to say hello!

  • Hello Antrese,
    I want to personally say thank you to both you and your husband for keeping the Savvy Painter podcast going.
    I will make another donation as well. I have to share my story with you.
    Since I found your podcast I no longer feel alone in my journey towards establishing my painting practice.
    I started painting after a long time of being unwell and then started painting once a week with an artist here in Melbourne Australia.
    Your podcast offered access to a whole group of artists stories who at some point were going through the same journey and their wisdom helped me tremendously. It gave me confidence and to trust my own journey and that it is ok to take my time and find my own way. I look forward to your weekly interviews and I also replay some of them that continue to inspire me each time I listen. I now am going to JSS Civita this summer. I entered the Avigdor Residency Scholarship and was a finalist. This is tremendous progress for me. I told my husband you are part of the reason that gave me the confidence to push my self.
    Thank you so much.

    • Thank you, Florentina!

      I love that observation- yes we are all on this journey together, so we may as well encourage, empower, and just be there for each other!

      And congratulations on being a finalist!! That is fantastic! I will be at JSS also this summer- looking forward to meeting you! 🙂

  • Your work on the podcast has supported me when I started being a painter – and through all the bumps along the way. I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work.

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful podcasts! They are truly inspiring. Where else do we get to ‘sit down’ with such fascinating painters? Love hearing personal journeys and practices. This is one of my personal weekly ‘art class’ components!

  • Antrese,
    This podcast is so very important to me, to my learning and my creative journey. I intend to listen to every podcast. These interviews have helped me contextualise my own struggles, pursuits, risks, financial conditions … and validate reasons for making my art. They are critical to my successful learning these past two years. I wouldnt be where I am without the opportunity to hear from so many varied artists. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    aka Marigold

  • Gloat away! I’m very pleased to be a monthly subscriber. I can’t wait for those days I can sequester myself in my studio and listen to a new interview. Thank you so much for your efforts and your delightful conversations!

  • The Savvy painter is my favourite of the many ‘art’ podcasts available. I listen while busy in my studio. Your interviewing style make listening easy – just the right combination of deep intelligent questions and humour. I have learnt so much from both the artists and from you. At about an hour long the podcast is the perfect length of time to keep going before stopping to re-assess my work.

    I can’t remember where I first learnt about The Savvy Painter, but I’m so glad I did. Thank you for so many hours of enjoyable listening.
    Happy Birthday Antrese, I hope you have a lovely day – and happy birthday to your husband as well . Please consider my contribution as an extra birthday gift.

  • I don’t know what I can stay that hasn’t been said, but thanks for providing an entertaining, inspiring, valuable service to the artist community. You find a way to encourage your guest artist to open up and share ideas, insights, and techniques that listeners can benefit from. I know maintaining a podcast is hard work. I know doing it is rewarding to you as well as your listeners. I hope you do realize a financial reward as well. Like many others when I am impatiently waiting for the next new podcast and I constantly listening to the archives and mining the nuggets there.

  • Antrese,
    I really appreciate all the hard work that you’ve done to provide the Savvy Painter podcast. It has been a real source of encouragement to me to stay the course with my art endeavors; hearing other artists share their experiences and insights. There have been several episodes that I have listened to more than once. I look forward to each new episode. Anyway, thank you so much for this podcast and happy birthday!

  • A number of years ago, Oprah’s BFF Gayle King had a satellite radio talk show that I listened to every morning while I drove into the hospital to make rounds. Over time, she became one of my BFFs too. Even though I never met her, her warmth, humor, and humanity allowed me to start my day feeling as if I had just spent a half an hour with a dear friend, enjoying a conversation.
    Antrese- you are my new BFF! The hours I have spent with you as my companion have not only educated this “late bloomer artist” about so many aspects of painting and the art world, but have delighted me with your honest, kind, generous, thoughtful, respectful, funny, and warm style of conversation (doesn’t always feel like an interview!). In a world where other pod casters come off like Jerry Springer, you are the Ellen of art podcasts- kind, interesting, and someone who I want to go for a glass of wine with!
    Happy, happy birthday! And keep bringing us ore of these fascinating, educational, and heartwarming conversations.
    Until we can meet in person,
    Your new BFF,
    Debbie

  • Antrese,
    Happy Birthday! I discovered your podcast a couple months ago and am working my way through the back episodes. It has very quickly become an amazing resource. I feel like I am able to go to visiting artist lectures without being associated with a school or leaving my studio. You have introduced me to so many great painters to be inspired by. I feel like what you are doing is about artist FOR artists, which seams hard to come by. If what you are doing isn’t financially valuable please know it is intellectually valuable. I hope this mini fund drives make it more reasonable to continue on. Thanks!

  • Hi, Antrese,
    I heard your request for comments today: I find your podcast valuable, and the only such venue I know of (besides going to open studios), where I can really learn how my fellow artists think. Thank You. ALSO, I wanted to let you know, you are not alone. My birthday is also May 18 and my husband is also a Taurus (4/23). Things are going well, despite the stubbornness ;-), and over the years (32), we’ve discovered this works out very well, especially since we have lots of the same likes, desires, concerns and dreams. So Congrats on the One Million downloads and Happy Birthday. Keep it going! Warmly, Lydia

  • The Savvy Painter podcast has been invaluable to me. As an emerging artist, having the opportunity to “sit at the feet” and listen to so many accomplished artists has given me a chance to learn that I would otherwise not have. Where else can you get amazing insights from a Yale University MFA painting professor (John Hull) for free (cost savings = $150,000)?

    If you’re on the emerging side of the fence like me, the fine art world can seem like a scary place. Having Antrese out there as an encouraging voice and companion in my ear every week has been like—to wax poetic—a lighthouse beacon on an unfriendly sea, helping to guide me towards my ultimate destination.

    Working with Antrese in the Mindset Mastery course was also amazing, and really helpful—I’m way less hard on myself now, and more confident because of her insights.

    I’m supporting the podcast today not only because it’s so extremely valuable to me, but also to help answer the question—it is SO worth it. I’m grateful for all your hard work and the contribution you’ve made to my artistic journey. Happy birthday Antrese! And thank you.

  • Antrese,
    I can’t thank you enough for the work that you do with this podcast. I stumbled upon it right around the time I started my MFA program and it has served as a life line over the past couple years. My academic environment is a bit myopic (shocker) and isolating especially as I can’t help but question the “authority” here at school. Listening to the SP podcast has reassured me that there is a bigger dialogue happening out there amongst a variety of different artists and that has given me a sense of community. Words fail to express my gratitude, but in short, again THANK YOU!

  • I have been listening to your podcast now for over a year and keep coming back each week for more inspiration for when I’m jogging, working and painting in the studio! Thank you for all of your hard work and please don’t stop. You are so appreciated and a great source of inspiration for artists!! 🙂

  • I can’t tell you how much your podcasts mean to me. They inspired me to take a two week workshop in Italy, to introduce me to Dean Fisher who I took a fantastic workshop with, sparked interest in artists I would never have known and helped me out of many dark holes of insecurity and doubt. I’ve never supported a podcast before now and I would give even more if I could. Thursday’s are my favorite day of the week! After the election I found myself desperate to find relief from the trauma of Trump and Savvy Painter (along with marathons of I Love Lucy!!) are helping me through this. I am even looking at an early semi retirement to give me time to paint which I never would have considered before listening to your podcast. Thank you Antrese!!!

  • The podcasts are great and inspiring, I listen to them when I’m in the studio.
    I would be happy to pay for them regularly…..like Brain Pickings….do you know the site?
    When I read her blog I just post a donation…..it’s worth it.
    Big thanks Antrese.

  • Antrese,
    Your podcasts are always inspiring, and enlightening. I learn something from each one, and often gain more insight or catch a particular gem I missed on a second listen. I appreciate the fascinating variety of artists and learning about each one’s background, methods, inspiration and our commonalities. For me, the podcast is like getting to go to a very cool art class every week. It has also been lovely getting to “know” you, and I admire your ability to interview in such a personal way. Thank you for all of your efforts and I look forward to many more podcasts!

  • Hi! I just found your podcast and I am so happy about it!
    I sense I will be listening to it a lot. I dream of being a full-time painter and illustrator soon.
    Thank you!

  • Heya Antrese.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019! I’ve been steadily listening to every single episode since this summer. I actually listen to it when I am running at the track at 5 o’ dark in the morning. It really starts my day off the right way! I’m sure I’m just reiterating praise you’ve received from all your other supporters, but, not only are you making this wonderful sense of community out of thin air, distilled into an mp3 file, but you’re also a very gifted interviewer. I’ve “tried the others” (sounds like an ad for Folgers!), but you are unmatched. You have such a kind and sweet disposition (at least while the mic is on! :-)) and you disarm your guests and really get them to open up. Every episode has so many gems. Even hearing the smallest accounts about their process and habits is like a candle in the dark. I’m just starting anew, after 2.5 decades doing commercial animation design, so your conversations are SO HELPFUL. Thank you! I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday time wherever you are. Best of luck, and looking forward to your next episode!

    • Thank you so much, Gregory – I appreciate your support and am grateful for your comments – you made my day! Happy Holidays to you too! Keep on painting and being the candle in the dark wherever you go 🙂