John Dalton - gently does it . . .

John Dalton - gently does it . . .

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Creative living. Practical health. Serious fun. Pootling about with artist and writer, John Dalton, as he chats with some of the most interesting people alive. Video versions of some podcast episodes available at - http://www.johndalton.me

Episodes

Ep 84 - Janine Galizia : Getting A Reaction  
I had a great conversation with Australian water-colorist Janine Gallizia from her home and studio in France. Janine’s paintings are skillful, atmospheric and ethereal. She exhibits her work and teaches internationally. She has won numerous awards, has written three books on watercolor painting and one children’s book. She is also the Art Director of the magazine The Art of Watercolor.

We talk about bikers, medicine, traveling, frogs with baguettes and of course art, lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

Living in France, Early influences and associates, Australian connection, Inception of a painting, Painting from life, Paper, Brushes, Palette, Mediums, Gouache, Multitasking, Holistic approach, 3 facets of painting, Starting out with watercolor, Paper dynamics, Tips for watercolor beginners, Rembrandt and the weather, Working in design, Books, Parenting and art, Underlying themes, Watercolor world, Art business, Social media, Teaching, Most emotional painting to make,

To find out more about Janine and her work

www.gallizia.be/

Janine's Facebook account.

https://www.facebook.com/janine.gallizia

Referenced in the podcast.

Here's a link to the American water-colorist and architect George Dombek I mentioned in the podcast. https://youtu.be/1JEgGC8ElHY

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Ep 83 - Ted Randler : An artist who paints  
I had a great conversation with artist Ted Randler in Washington. Ted paints contemporary figurative scenes made from tiny abstract marks that live somewhere between mosaic and pixels. Ted came through art schools in the punk era of the early 80’s making big collages combining figurative painting with found objects. Then he veered into writing and illustration, which led to a highly successful publishing business. Ted returned to painting full time 3 years ago and recently opened his first first solo show in 30 years.

We talk about Game of Thrones, orchids, racquetball, and of course art, lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

Growing up with technology, Art show apprehensions, Pet portraits, Referencing classical paintings, Art school, Influential artists, Pointillism, Pixel influence, Website coding influence, Origins of paintings, Instagram, Art world, Texture and process, Underlying themes, Naming paintings, Writing and painting crossovers, Succeed in the fine arts/gallery world, Commissions, The zone, Painters who paint,

To find out more about Ted and his work

http://randler.gallery/

Ted's Instagram account. (If you follow him you will make his day.)

https://www.instagram.com/tedrandler/

Ted's Facebook account.

https://www.facebook.com/tedrandler

Referenced in the podcast.

Ted very kindly sent me this list the day after our chat.

Here's a list of folks we talked about yesterday.

Artists I like and have seen their work in real life:

Barbara Kruger Balthus Marsden Hartley David Hockney Duncan Grant Milton Avery Francis Bacon Pierre Bonnard Henri Matisse Édouard Vuillard Sylvia Sleigh Alice Neel Kara Walker Mickalene Thomas

American Primitive/Self-taught Colonial 1700s

John Singleton Copley, Edward Hicks “Peacable Kingdom” was a coach sign painter Kerry James Marshall: Chicago at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) last summer

Documentary: Painters Painting 1973 directed by Emile De Antonio: De Kooning, Motherwell, Hans Hoffman, Frank Stella, Warhol.

Ashley Longshore

(Ashley's Christmas special podcast with me.)

Artists work Ive just seen on Instagram #Aftermodernism:

Ridley Howard, Jocelyn Hobbie, Alison Blickle, Tom Sanford, Pat Riot

Brice Marden: Minimalist, colorist

Artist who use digital as part of their painting process

Ep 82 - Jane Filer : Being Who You Are  
I had a wonderful chat with Jane Filer in North Carolina. Jane paints the world through her own distinctive lens. Nature spirits with cars, wood elves and steam ships, horses and high-rises. Her paintings are deep and dreamy. She has won many awards and high profile commissions in her 40+ year career as a painter. She has had numerous solo and groups shows and her work is collected widely throughout America and the rest of the world.

We talk about ducks, dreams, comedians, and of course art, lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

Australian influences, Primitive art and post-impressionist, Abstract under painting, Surface modeling, Being polite, Developing style, Unseen worlds, Teaching art, Classical training, Underlying themes, Sculpture, Performance art, Social media, Art Business, New work, Artistic challenges,

To find out more about Jane and her work

http://www.janefiler.com/

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Ep 81 - Adrienne Stein: Enthusiasm and Grace  
I had a lovely conversation with Adrienne Stein in Colorado. Adrienne paints dreamy visions of a beautiful world, classically realist in style, highly detailed in execution. She has won numerous awards and participated in many group and solo shows. Her work is much sought after and collected within America and around the world.

We talk about county Kerry, Andrew Lloyd Webber, roadkill, and of course art, lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

Laguna College of Art & Design, Contemporary art training, Sculpture, Critiques, Creative lulls, Life experience, Triggers, Recording ideas, Working from life, Photoshop, Colour studies, Palette, Details, Art history, RJD Gallery fire, Underlying theme to work, Poetry, Pre-Raphaelite parallels, Social media, Most moving painting to make, Artistic challenges, Enthusiasm, To find out more about Adrienne and her work

http://adriennestein.com/

Referenced in the podcast . . .

My article about the fire at RJD Gallery

http://www.johndalton.me/rjd-gallery-fire/

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Ep 80 - Dave Lebow: Classical Retro  
I had a great chat with artist Dave Lebow in California. Dave paints retro pulp subject matter in a classical style. Aliens, robots, vampires, winged eyeballs and pinup girls. He has had a long association with the entertainment industry and his work is collected by celebrities like Mel Brooks, Jason Segel and Jack Black. He has had numerous solo and group shows in his 40+ year painting career.

We talk about the The Ramones, Amish people, Carl Jung, Chinese medicine, and of course art, lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

Animation, Creative crisis, Stream of consciousness, Norman Rockwell method, Maquettes, 3D modeling, Colour studies, Colour palette, Favorite brushes, Knowing yourself, Insomnia, Meditation, Creative flow, Artistic challenges, Legacy, The subconscious, To find out more about Dave and his work

http://davelebow.com

  Referenced in the podcast . . .

Dave's animated movie "Night Sweats."

https://youtu.be/Cu0tC38MDaw

James Gurney

https://www.youtube.com/user/gurneyjourney

Wim Hoff

https://youtu.be/VaMjhwFE1Zw

Dave’s Cadmium alternates

- Windsor orange - Scarlet lake

Dave’s favorite canvas

- Fredrix style 190 DP

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Ep 79 - Alexandra Manukyan : Craft and Heart  
I had a brilliant chat with Alexandra Manukyan in California. Originally from Armenia, Alexandra paints surreal figurative paintings that are technically brilliant, full of symbolism and depth. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions both in America and overseas, and her paintings are collected all around the world.

We talk about the Eurovision song contest, cargo pants, dancing, LA traffic, and of course art, lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

Recent shows, Armenian roots, Inspiring artists, 1990 American art scene, Working in the fashion industry, Working in the entertainment industry, Costume design, Painting process, Photo-shoots, Composites, Reference, Colour studies, Explaining the work, Meditation, Self discovery, Dark art, Teaching, Art Competitions, Biggest challenges, Art business, Galleries, Climate change, To find out more about Alexandra and her work

https://www.alexandramanukyan.com/

Referenced in the podcast . . .

Headspace

https://www.headspace.com/

Escoda brushes

http://www.escoda.com/

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Ep 78 - Felicia Forte : Economy and Finesse  

I had a great conversation with Felicia Forte in Detroit. Felicia paints intimate paintings that highlight the wonder of the easily overlooked, a sandwich, an ashtray or an unguarded moment. She has shown her work in numerous group and solo exhibitions. In 2015 and 16 her portraiture was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London for The BP Portrait Award.

We talked about Star Trek, Women only gyms, stoves, New Year's resolutions and lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

Pivotal moments, Destiny, Personal style, Subject matter, Alla prima, Colour, Visual economy, The friendliest spot, Painting on paper, Age, wisdom, bravery, Process or end result, Being an artist, Why painting is still around, Teaching, Agency and responsibility, Making a lot of starts, Online students, Making the transition to being an artist, Most moving painting to make, Existential crises, Practical help, To find out more about Felicia and her work

http://www.feliciaforte.com/

Referenced in the podcast . . .

New Wave Palette - Posh model

http://www.newwaveart.com/ProductsMore.aspx?id=170700

Mario Robinson's Water color book

Lessons in Realistic Watercolor: A Contemporary Approach to Painting People and Places in the Classical Tradition

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Ep 77 – Vincent Desiderio : Intellectual Equipment For Imaginative Spaces  
I had an epic conversation with American artist Vincent Desiderio. Vincent has been painting for 40+ years - and it shows. He paints big pictures of recognisable things like people and places and things. His work is complex, nuanced and packs an emotional punch. His paintings have been widely exhibited around the world and are part of many museum collections, like the Guggenheim and the metropolitan museum of art, to name just two. He has won numerous awards including being the first American artist to receive the International Contemporary Art Prize from the Prince Ranier Foundation of Monaco.

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

2017 workshop in Italy, Italian heritage, Chinese residency, Yue Minjun, Narrative, Cooking, Visual reference, Studies with paint, Colour, Technique and skill, Medium, Scale, Mark making, Honest work, Staying sane, Sustaining enthusiasm, Kanye West, Formative influences, Illness, Communication, Self enlightenment, Teaching, Film making, Finances, Galleries, Most moving paintings to make, Artistic challenges, To find out more about Vincent and his work

http://www.vincent-desiderio.com/

Vincent's Instagram feed

https://www.instagram.com/vincent_desiderio/

Vincent's facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1494104581&fref=ts

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Ep 76 - Pamela Wilson : Heartfelt Rule-Breaking  
I had a great chat with Pamela Wilson in California. Pamela paints evocative, narrative, figurative paintings, technically brilliant and packed with atmosphere and questions. She has had numerous solo exhibitions and her work is collected widely. She was recently named one of the top 100 oil painters working today.

We talked about lucid dreaming, bossy toes, horoscopes, antiques, and lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

International exhibitions, Photo reference, Painting coach, Making marks, What makes a good painting, Honesty in work, Collage, Confidence, Failure, Antiques, Underpainting, Gold leaf, Synesthesia, Tarot, Healing the past, Steampunk, ”Daily pleasure reading,” Exercise, Teaching, Social media, Art business, To find out more about Pamela and her work

http://pamelawilsonfineart.com/

Pamela's Instagram feed

https://www.instagram.com/pammyw222/

Pamela's facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/pamela.wilson.1069

Referenced in the podcast . . .

Beinart Surrealist Collective

http://beinart.org/

Outsourcing websites

http://www.thefitrepreneur.com/9-best-outsourcing-websites/

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Ep 75 - Andrea Kowch : The Mystery Of The Authentic Self  

I had a lovely conversation with Andrea Kowch in Michigan. Andrea paints figurative paintings with a kind of magical realism. She has received numerous Best of Show awards, and her work has been showcased in Museums and galleries across America. In 2012 Scope NYC named her one of the top 100 emerging artists in the world.

We talked about Riverdance, Shakespeare, Cranes (the birds), antiques, and lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about: Irish dancing, Working with Acrylics, Photo shoots,, Working with models, Compositing, Storytelling, Transformative work, Success pressure, Inspiration, Life experience, Hair, Fashion, Movies, Sacrifices, Teaching, Finances, Online presence, Galleries, The mystery of life, To find out more about Andrea and her work

http://www.andreakowch.com/

Andrea's Instagram feed (for when she starts to use it)

https://www.instagram.com/andreakowch/

Referenced in the podcast . . .

Mauro Basso's hair tribute

https://youtu.be/Mt8N09gkYzU

Pixx music video inspired by Andrea's work

https://youtu.be/pzhPb5qVtRU

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Ep 74 - Katie O’Hagan : Getting On With Grit  
It was a riot chatting with Scottish American artist Katie O’Hagan in Upstate New York. Katie paints compelling figurative paintings that are technically brilliant and deeply personal - full of symbols and mystery. Her work is shown in galleries and museums across America and the rest of the world. She has received many awards from organisations like the Salmagundi Club, Oil Painters of America, and The Portrait Society of America to name a few.

We talked about sheep, deer, shop towels, moose, health insurance, concrete, and lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

Living in America, Referencing other artists, Background details, Photo reference, Death by Moose, Dreams, Beginning a painting, Zorn palette, Refining skills, Being self-taught, Imposter syndrome, Skill and art, Milestones, Self-discovery, The Wrong Butter, Endurance running, Music, Competitions, Grit, To find out more about Katie and her work http://www.katieohagan.com/

Katie's Instagram feed (for when she starts to use it) https://www.instagram.com/katyaohagan/

Referenced in the podcast . . .

The Barkley Marathons http://barkleymovie.com/

Katie's interview with the Artists Network. At the end of the article Katie gives a blow by blow of her process including progress shots. Click here for the article

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Ep 73 - Alex Gross : A More Beautiful World  
I had a great conversation with American artist Alex Gross in Los Angeles. His paintings are figurative, surreal and are filled with his personal reflections on contemporary culture. He has had numerous solo exhibitions and has shown in dozens of museum and gallery exhibitions around the world. And he’s published four books of his work.

We talked about smartphones, superheroes, student debt, and lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

Contemporary artists, Being in rock bands, Symbols and meaning, Play in art making, Photoshoots, Compositing, Colour and pallet, Pop surrealism, Japan, Saving face, Cabinet cards, Victorian era, Steampunk, Health and exercise, Fatherhood, Leaving space for meaning, Tarot cards, Everyday spiritual profundity, Movies, Teaching, Social media, Art fairs, Galleries, Modern culture, Most moving painting to make, Being self-employed, To find out more about Alex and his work

http://www.alexgross.com/

Alex's Instagram feed

https://www.instagram.com/artofalexgross/

Referenced in the podcast . . .

Adam Buxton's podcast with Jonny Greenwood

https://www.acast.com/adambuxton/ep.22-jonnygreenwood

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Ep 72 - Jane Radstrom : Looking in Humanity  
I spoke with American artist Jane Radstrom in Berlin. Jane is a contemporary figurative painter. She is technically brilliant across a number of mediums, including pastels, oils, digital painting and collage. She is also highly regarded by her fellow painters. Her work is in demand with sold out print runs, solo gallery shows and features in many prominent art magazines.

We talked about kale, weight lifting, moving continents and lots of art . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about: Berlin art scene, Installation art, Atelier training, Russian art training, Pastelsx, Photoshoots, Working with models, Self portraits, Sketchbooks, Collage, Digital painting, Oil painting, Looking into humanity, Most emotional painting, Richard Diebenkorn’s “rules”, Future work, Work ethic, Print sales, Social media, To find out more about Jane and her work

http://www.janeradstrom.com/

Jane's Instagram feed

https://www.instagram.com/janeradstrom/

Referenced in the podcast

Jane's interview on the Your Creative Push podcast

http://yourcreativepush.com/2016/06/interview-with-jane-radstrom/

Online Life Drawing Resources

New Masters Academy

Croquis Cafe

"Notes to myself on beginning a painting" by Richard Diebenkorn

Attempt what is not certain. Certainty may or may not come later. It may then be a valuable delusion. The pretty, initial position which falls short of completeness is not to be valued – except as a stimulus for further moves. DO search. Use and respond to the initial fresh qualities but consider them absolutely expendable. Don’t “discover” a subject – of any kind. Somehow don’t be bored but if you must, use it in action. Use its destructive potential. Mistakes can’t be erased but they move you from your present position. Keep thinking about Pollyanna. Tolerate chaos. Be careful only in a perverse way. Thanks for listening!

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Ep - 71 Alicia Armstrong : Feeling Intuition and Spirit  

I laughed a lot in my chat with artist Alicia Armstrong in North Carolina. Alicia paints figurative and abstract paintings about memories, longings, dreams and inconsistencies. She has had numerous solo exhibitions and her work is collected throughout America and the rest of the world. We talked about the winter blues, talking to yourself out loud, working with dogs, tasting colour and a lot more . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

Working in a shared studio, Artistic parents, Jewelry making, Abstract painting, Working with oil paint, Dynamic tension, Working in series, Photoshoots, Color palette, Energy and intent, Orbital sander, Left and right brain painting, Positive and negative thoughts, Galleries, Collectors, Most moving painting to make, Current artistic challenges, Compassion, To find out more about Alicia and her work

http://aliciaannearmstrong.com/

Alicia's Instagram feed

https://www.instagram.com/avlalicia/

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Ep 70 - Jacob Dhein : Knowing When To Let Go  
I had a great chat with San Francisco based artist Jacob Dhein. Jacob’s work balances on the edge of realism and abstraction. He paints beautiful figures and cityscapes, and he’s also a fan of plein air painting. We talked about rollerblading, distinguishing yourself as an artist, letting go of things that hold you back, Irish bars and a lot more . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

Painting with family, Early mentors, Sculpture, Planning workflow, Cityscapes, Figurative painting, Painting on board, Color palette, Plein air painting, Abstract painting, Working in bars, Portrait painting, Craftsmanship, Teaching, Art business, Social media, Most emotional picture to paint, Future projects, Current artists challenges, Learning, To find out more about Jacob and his work

http://www.jacobdhein.com/

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Ep 69 - Bo Bartlett : Working With The Breath Of Life  

I had a great conversation with American figurative artist Bo Bartlett. Bo's paintings have a deep emotional and spiritual impact. He's been painting for the last 40 years and it shows. Bo is highly revered and his work is collected around the world in private collections and museums. This is a long conversation and as we got deeper into it Bo talked about his experience of life and death and the underlying philosophy of his work and life.

Here are the main points of what we talk about: Sky paintings, Norman Rockwell, Learning to paint in Florence, Painting large, Brushwork as a byproduct of being, Anticipating interpretations, Andrew Wyeth, Color, Filmmaking, The Bo Bartlett Centre, Art in schools, Art with the homeless, Spiral dynamics theory, Going blind, Visions, Life and death, Intention, Current artistic challenges, Legacy,

To find out more about Bo and his work

http://bobartlett.com/

Referenced in the podcast

Snow Hill - Bo's film about Andrew Wyeth

http://chiptaylor.com/i_wyeth.html

My dinner with Andre

https://youtu.be/9vGpBYJ5_6E

Suzi Gablik’s book The Reenchantment of Art

Suzi Gablik’s book Has modernism failed?

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Ep 68 - Natalia Fabia : Painting With A Clear Strong Voice  
I had a great time chatting with artist Natalia Fabia in California. Natalia paints realist oil paintings with a high level of technical skill. Her subject matter is predominantly strong women viewed through the lens of punk rock glam.

She has been featured in magazines like Juxtapoz, New York Arts magazine, and Hi Fructose to name a few. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group shows. We talk about yoga, hookers, pop art, knitting, ladybugs and a lot more . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

Creative heroes, Creative process, Photo shoots, Artistic growth, Artistic benefits of Yoga, Artistic benefits of meditation, Artists and hookers, Kawaii, LA and New York scenes, Teaching art, Fashion, Parenthood, The art business, Most moving painting to make, Current artistic challenges,

To find out more about Natalia and her work

http://www.nataliafabia.com/

Natalia's Instagram feed

https://www.instagram.com/nataliafabia/

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Ep 67 - Dorian Vallejo : Art And Grit And Love  
I had a great conversation with artist Dorian Vallejo. Son of artists Boris and Doris Vallejo, Dorian grew up surrounded by creativity and inquiry, and it shows. His work is technically brilliant, his paintings, otherworldly. Floating figures in beautiful, natural, dreamlike worlds. We talk about sewing, tennis, the wild ones, bodybuilding, holding your breath underwater, oh, and painting, lots and lots of painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

Dorian’s father Boris Vallejo, Creative heroes, Creative process, Growth through failure, Scene machine, Creating reference material, Underwater model photography, Favorite color palette, Building reference material, Favorite tools, Daily practice, Meditation, Portraying the interplay between the conscious and subconscious, Conceptual and abstract art, Murals, Contemporary art, Art shows, The feminine principle, Exercise, Fear, Failure, Taking full responsibility, Art business, Most moving picture to make, Artistic challenges, Taking responsibility,

To find out more about Dorian and his work

http://dorianvallejo.com/

Dorian's book of drawings

http://www.drawingsfromlife.com/

Dorian's portraits

http://doriansportraits.com/

Dorian's blog

http://dorianvallejo.blogspot.com/

The range of Rosemary's brushes Dorian referred to in the podcast

http://www.rosemaryandco.com/oil-brushes/pure-red-sable-oils/pure-sable-domed-filbert

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Ep 66 - Mike Leavitt : The Model Artist  
I had a great chat with Mike Leavitt in Seattle. Mike is a pop artist and sculptor. His work includes painting, sculpture, design and satire, lots of Satire. He has had more than 126 exhibitions around the world and sculpted over 400 figures. In his own words he is a, “38-year-old making dolls in his basement, articulating the voice of a generation in need of action heroes." We talk about, virtual reality, the joys of angle grinding, polite stalking, and a lot more . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

Vashon Island, King cuts exhibition, Spike Lee, Walt Disney, Creative process, Painting, 3D printing, Virtual and Augmented reality, Rotocasting, Bernie Sanders doll on Kickstarter, Cake tops, Donald Trump, Current artistic challenges,

To find out more about Mike and his work

http://mikeleavittart.com/

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Ep 65 - Teresa Oaxaca : Sumptuous Excellence  
Teresa Oaxaca's paintings look like a Ringling Circus, a Flower Show, and a Vintage Clothing festival all mashed into one. (I’m quoting her twitter profile.) Classicly trained and technically brilliant her work brings you powerfully into her world.

Normally based in Washington, she chatted with me from the Hauge in Holland where she was between teaching assignments in Europe. We talked about the structure of education, architecture, triptychs, swimming in the North Sea, Pokemon Go and a lot more . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

Teaching in Brugge, Creative process, Painting while traveling, Frames and framing, Odd Nerdrum, Teaching, The Da Vinci initiative, Art education, Developing personal painting style, The place of art in society, Clothing, Collections, Clowns, Mexican Slovenian connections, Abstract elements, The art business, The most interesting painting, Artistic challenges,

To find out more about Teresa and her work

http://www.teresaoaxaca.com/

Articles mentioned in the podcast . . .

On Teresa's changing palette click here

The five talents not included in current curricula . . .

Equipoise: the ability to serenely monitor the movements of one’s own mind and correct for biases and shortcomings.

Attunement: the ability to enter other minds and learn what they have to offer.

Metis: the ability to see patterns in the world and derive a gist from complex situations.

Sympathy: the ability to fall into a rhythm with those around you and thrive in groups.

Limerence: This isn’t a talent as much as a motivation. The conscious mind hungers for money and success, but the unconscious mind hungers for those moments of transcendence when the skull line falls away and we are lost in love for another, the challenge of a task or the love of God. Some people seem to experience this drive more powerfully than others.

To read the full article click here

Videos mentioned in the podcast . . .

Vatel (trailer) https://youtu.be/ncpxoaS0oUM

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