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The Working Artist conversation with Erik Durschmied

A Conversation with Erik Durschmied

Throughout my career, I’ve worked with many other creative professionals. But my inspiration doesn’t always come from the art world. I’m inspired by people who forge their own path. Artist or not, these are the people

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Summer Listening: Podcasts for Artists

How your summer’s going? I’ve been working hard on preparing for the release of my new podcast while still trying to learn everything I can about other podcasts for artists. I love sharing my discoveries with

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Portrait of Artist Parker Beaudoin

Meet Working Artist Parker Beaudoin

“I’ve become known as The Heart Man. There’s even a heart tattooed right here on the center of my neck,” says the Florida-based painter, gallery owner and tattoo artist Parker Beaudoin cheerfully. As an artist with

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Portrait of Artist Wendi Schneider

Meet Working Artist Wendi Schneider

“I create because I must. It’s the joy and flow of making work that fulfills me and keeps me somewhat sane.” Wendi Schneider is no stranger to the artistic life. It’s in her blood and surrounds

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Portrait of Artist Ann Dunbar

Meet Artist Ann Dunbar

Artist Ann Dunbar says that one of her earliest art memories was having her first painting of a horse framed and proudly hung in the kitchen by her parents. Despite the support from her family, as

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Portrait of Artist Tami Bensen

Meet Working Artist Tami Bensen

Tami Bensen is an intuitive artist. Working without a plan, her art is about letting go. She paints what comes to her organically, which often reflects those things found in nature. More recently, Tami has been

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An Important Question For Artists

Who am I? That’s a question every artist needs to ask themselves often. Because it’s who you are as an artist that will guide you through the ups and downs, twists and turns of this crazy

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Working Artist Woman with Brush

What Did Your Family Think?

Was ‘creativity’ a bad word in your family when you were growing up? Or was it a badge of honor? What did you do with the knowledge, with that recognition of your true self? What did

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More Interesting Questions.

I met him as I was taking my daily stroll through the city. An artist painting the landscape. I stopped to chat, as I do, and take a few pictures of a working artist at work. He

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Portrait of Crista Cloutier filming videos

Starting To Fly

Launch. The very word made me queasy. What was a launch anyway? And why does everyone have one but me? “But didn’t you already launch?” ask well-meaning friends. Did I? Fate intervened, as she does, and

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Portrait of an artist named Henrik

The Start Of His Journey

His name was Henrik. He’d been an artist in Hungary until he faced the stark reality that there were no opportunities there. London has the biggest art market in Europe so, like many of us, Henrik

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Do You Believe?

I think it’s in an artist’s nature to have faith in the unknown, to deal with intangibles. After all, we work from nothing more than an idea and a dream. It takes faith to actualize the

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