In this episode Courtney tells Danny about Brian Trekell's trek to Japan to learn the fine art of brush making, the company's decision to go all in on social media (beginning with MySpace), why they don't sell in the big box art retailers, the gallery show they are curating for this summer, why they like to partner with artists, some of their most popular products, and more!
In this episode Danny talks with Gabriela Dellosso about her weekly schedule, how she turned her obsession for costumes and all things Victorian into her painting aesthetic, the importance of following your own artistic voice, painting large, and her passion for researching and writing about female painters largely lost to history.
In this episode Danny talks with Todd Casey about his upcoming show at Rehs Gallery in NYC, leaving his full-time job to be a full-time artist, where he finds inspiration for future paintings, winning first place for the second year in a row for Still Life in the Portrait Society of America's members show, and MUCH MORE!!
In part II of their conversation Quent opens the episode by reading a recent flash fiction piece of his expressing his feelings about the first presidential debate of 2016. Quent and Danny talk about how important it is for artists to know what is meaningful to them, to have the courage to express that in their art, creating art in difficult times, and more.
In this episode Danny and Quent have a wide ranging conversation about Quent's life in the arts. We get to hear about the voice over artist Quent has chosen for his audio books, his possible collaboration with an illustrator on future projects, how he sees connections between painting and writing, and much much more.
quentcordair.com - Quent's personal website featuring his fiction writing
cordair.com - Quent Cordair Fine Art
Music by Keith Jarrett, buy it HERE
In this episode Danny talks with artist Abbey Ryan and she tells him what it means to be a daily painter, why it's crucial to know yourself as an artist, how important it is to have a daily practice, why she doesn't like tapas, and SO MUCH MORE!!
In this episode we get to hear about Danny Ferland's new gallery representation at Pousette Gallery in Vancouver, BC, his life as a portrait artist in Quebec, a spontaneous road trip north to powow with Native Americans, his martial arts training in Quebec and China, his experience as an art student in NYC, and his daily working schedule today. Follow Danny on Facebook and Instagram and visit his website at
In this episode Danny talks to gallerist Lance Rehs. Danny and Lance have an open and frank discussion about the artist/gallery relationship. Lance was a great sport, opening up with a good answer as to why galleries should get a 50% commission. This is a wide-ranging conversation covering topics like how artists should approach galleries for representation, how an artist should conduct business once he/she has representation, and what a gallery likes to see on an artists website.
Tony talks about finding inspiration in the magic of Disneyland, his recent one man show at Joshua Liner Gallery, the sad state of art education in today's universities, why he chooses to have a studio outside his home, and SO MUCH MORE!!
Tony's website http://www.tonycuranaj.com
Suggested Donation http://www.suggesteddonationpodcast.com
Joshua Liner Gallery http://www.joshualinergallery.com
Grand Central Atelier http://www.grandcentralatelier.org
Danny and Hollis talk about Hollis' work schedule, teaching at the Lyme Art Association, posing models, the stacks of paintings that fill Hollis' home and what he plans to do with them, Hollis' desire to show in a modern gallery next to non-representational paintings and have his work considered modern, a nutty show Richard Prince had, and SO MUCH MORE !!!
Hollis' website www.hollisdunlap.com
Lyme Art Association www.lymeartassociation.org
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts www.lymeacademy.edu
CK Contemporary Gallery www.ckcontemporary.com
Jack Montmeat's website www.jackmontmeat.com
Egon Schiele www.egon-schiele.net/
Lucien Freud paintings
Euan Uglow paintings
In this episode Todd shares his daily work schedule, talks about his upcoming one man show at Rehs Gallery, some books and music that inspire his paintings, mentors who have influenced his work, as well as his love for the artistic journey, finding a great book at the library, and listening to sports on the radio.
Todd's website www.toddmcasey.com
Rehs Gallery http://www.rehs.com
Joseph Campbell http://www.jcf.org
Travis Schlaht http://www.johnpence.com/visuals/painters/schlaht/index.htm
Max Ginsburg www.maxginsburg.com
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin http://www.amazon.com/Object-Beauty-Novel-Steve-Martin/dp/0446573655/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1449377880&sr=8-2&keywords=steve+martin+book
In this episode Douglas Flynt shares productivity tips for the studio as well as some innovative ideas about preserving your palette and uses of different mediums for slower or faster drying paint. Doug talks about some of the trials of his recently completed American union civil war flag painting, offers Danny some tips on air conditioning his garage studio. AND . . . so much MORE!
Douglas Flynt's website
David Allen - Getting Things Done
Doug's checklist app - "Morning Routine"
Alex Epstein on productivity
Michael Lewis wrote in a Vanity Fair article:
You also need to remove from your life the day-to-day problems that absorb most people for meaningful parts of their day. “You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits,” [Obama] said. “I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.” He mentioned research that shows the simple act of making decisions degrades one’s ability to make further decisions.
Art of Manliness simple 15 minute morning exercise routine
In this episode Bryan discusses his work schedule, his current 16' x 8' commission, thoughts on commission work in general, his relationship with his gallery, and much more.
Bryan Larsen's website www.bryanlarsen.com
Quent Cordair Fine Art www.cordair.com
Grand Central Atelier www.grandcentralatelier.org
George O'Hanlan's Painting Best Practices Workshop www.naturalpigments.com/art-supply-education/painting-best-practices/
Jeff Hein's Hein Academy of Art www.artclassessaltlakecity.com/
In this episode Danny welcomes Scott as the first guest on the show. They discuss Scott's daily schedule, his process of making instructional videos, the joy of working with creative models, making totally cliché paintings like Cleopatra, why he chose to stop selling paintings and dealing with galleries, and SO MUCH MORE!
Scott's website www.scottwaddellfineart.com
Scott's webisodes https://www.youtube.com/user/waddellwebisodes
Grand Central Atelier www.grandcentralatelier.org
The story of Gyges from Herodotus' History http://global.oup.com/us/companion.websites/9780195397703/student/archives/herodotus_gyges/
Cleopatra paintings http://www.wikiart.org/en/search/cleopatra/1