The Left Brain Artist
The Left Brain Artist
Suzanne Redmond
Suzanne Redmond talks with artists about their artwork, techniques, and how they’ve created a successful business. With her background in accounting, finance, and exhibiting art, she knows what it takes to get your artwork seen and sold. She’s chosen artists who are working their business – exhibiting their art, teaching others, and finding unusual opportunities. You’ll hear from some unsung artists, who are extremely talented and creative, and hopefully you’ll look up their work and be inspired by what they do. Artists really do the coolest things, and they do this while running a family, traveling, and living an art-filled life. Enjoy listening to these successful artists who are happy to share the keys to their success with you.
#228 Jennifer Orkin Lewis: Artist, Illustrator, and Teacher with August Wren
Artist Jennifer Orkin Lewis is an illustrator and teacher who creates under the name August Wren. Her work reflects her deep love of color, pattern, and nature. Jennifer’s art has been featured on products for many companies. Her art can be purchased on prints, scarves, and jigsaw puzzles. She’s also a book illustrator and her latest book is called The Sketchbook Idea Generator. Show notes for all of these episodes can be found on my website at https://suzanneredmond.com/my-podcast/list-of-artists/
Sep 15
49 min
#227 Dionne Woods: Painter and Coach at The Turquoise Iris
Artist Dionne Woods of The Turquoise Iris got her start painting furniture and then canvases. She’s now a pro at the details of an art business, like shipping your art, filming while making art, and finding experts when trying something new. Dionne now coaches others through her membership groups. She also has a digital magazine, The Turquoise Iris Journal, and a podcast, Paint Talks. Show notes for all of these episodes can be found on my website at https://suzanneredmond.com/my-podcast/list-of-artists/
Sep 8
1 hr 8 min
#226 Roberta Wagner: Exploring Why Art Matters
Roberta Wagner has a home with a studio in Gig Harbor, Washington. She’s made ceramics for many years, paintings, and now textile and paper collage art. A few years back she decided to write her first book called Come Walk with Me: Exploring Why Art Matters. With the help of a few book and photography experts, she’s created a beautiful book that just came out this year. Show notes for all of these episodes can be found on my website at https://suzanneredmond.com/my-podcast/list-of-artists/
Sep 1
1 hr
#225 Amanda Evanston: Painter, Maker, Artist
Artist Amanda Evanston is a painter and instructor whose online community is called The Insider’s Studio. She offers weekly classes, tips and tricks, and opportunities to paint, learn, and grow. Amanda also offers larger online classes, like her recent Abstract Faces class, that are open to anyone. Her colorful, splashy paintings can brighten even the cloudiest of days. Show notes for all of these episodes can be found on my website at https://suzanneredmond.com/my-podcast/list-of-artists/
Aug 25
1 hr 8 min
#224 Ali Manning: Crafting Books and Creating a Community
Artist Ali Manning creates under the website name Vintage Page Designs. She makes handmade books, using papers and stitching at the binding. Two years ago, she created an online community called Handmade Book Club. She provides tutorials, challenges, and a place where like-minded artists can exchange tips and ideas. Members interact through a Facebook page as well as Zoom calls. Show notes for all of these episodes can be found on my website at https://suzanneredmond.com/my-podcast/list-of-artists/
Aug 18
1 hr 1 min
#223 Nicole Galluccio: Illustrator and Color Enthusiast
Nicole Galluccio is a painter who illustrates flowers, fruits, and pollinators, using bright, bold colors. Nicole is a master at color theory, and uses many shades of each color that she’s mixed herself. In this past year, she’s started teaching classes, such as Color Theory. We also talk about her new studio space and how she benefits from being in a shared space with other artists. Show notes for all of these episodes can be found on my website at https://suzanneredmond.com/my-podcast/list-of-artists/
Aug 11
1 hr 15 min
#222 Lori Siebert: Art, Classes, and Licensing
Artist and instructor Lori Siebert does not limit herself with the art that she makes. One day it might be mixed media paintings, and the next it might be 3D birds made from the items in her junk drawer. She feeds her curiosity by constantly exploring different mediums and techniques. She has also licensed her artwork with many different companies, and she shares a lot of her tips. The Show Notes and links for all my episodes can be found at https://suzanneredmond.com/my-podcast/list-of-artists/
Aug 4
59 min
#221 Seth Apter: Mixed Media Artist, Instructor, Designer, Author
Seth Apter is a mixed media artist in New York City. He designs and sells art supplies and tools for a few companies and combines paint, ink, stencils, stamps, and various papers to build his mixed media creations. Since he hasn’t been traveling and teaching, he does weekly Facebook Live demos, talks, and now online classes, including a business class he'll be creating in a few months. The Show Notes and links for all my episodes can be found at https://suzanneredmond.com/my-podcast/list-of-artists/
Jul 28
1 hr 2 min
#220 Rachel Davies: Mosaic Artist Using Slate, Stone, and Glass
Rachel Davies is a mosaic artist in Dunblane, Scotland. She uses slate that she finds near her home, plus stones and glass for her creations. Like so many artists, her in person classes stopped in 2020, but she figured out how to offer online classes and get the mosaic supplies to her students. We talk about her materials and techniques, as well as an arts organization where she is a member. The Show Notes and links for all my episodes can be found at https://suzanneredmond.com/my-podcast/list-of-artists/
Jul 21
1 hr 2 min
#219 Cathy Nichols: Making Art with Paint, Paper, and a Little Magic
Cathy Nichols is an artist, teacher, and author. Her medium is paper and paint, and a little magic. She creates painted collage layers, and she puts her art on washi tape, pouches, and oracle cards. She even offers a class where you can learn how to make your own oracle deck. In Cathy’s book, Storytelling Art Studio, she explains how you can create mixed media art to tell impactful stories. The Show Notes and links for all my episodes can be found at https://suzanneredmond.com/my-podcast/list-of-artists/
Jul 14
1 hr
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