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The Left Brain Artist

The Left Brain Artist

Author: Suzanne Redmond

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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.
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Lucie Duclos is a graphic and surface pattern designer, illustrator, teacher and mixed media artist. She works with collage, watercolor, monoprints, and acrylics. She has worked in publishing and package design and illustration. You can find her surface pattern designs on Spoonflower and her mixed media art classes on Skillshare. She makes her home in Victoria, British Columbia. The Show Notes and links for all my episodes can be found at https://suzanneredmond.com/podcast/list-of-artists/
Australian artist Tammy Kanat makes beautiful art sculptures using a circular style of weaving. No two pieces are the same, and she’s constantly experimenting with different shapes and designs. We talk about how she developed her style, how she finds the different wools, and how she chooses her colors, textures, and patterns. Tammy mostly creates her pieces for commission work, but she is also getting her art into well-known galleries and collaborating with designers and spaces. The Show Notes and links for all my episodes can be found at https://suzanneredmond.com/podcast/list-of-artists/
Artist Shandra Smith is from a small town in British Columbia, Canada. She’s a surface designer, and her designs have been printed on walls, shoes, home décor, and even in the rooms of a hotel. Her brightly colored geometric art is well suited for both small and very large items. She’s a go-getter who’s not afraid to cold call someone if she thinks her art would do well there. The Show Notes and links for all my episodes can be found at https://suzanneredmond.com/podcast/list-of-artists/
Amanda Hilburn is a Florida artist who creates paintings using palette knife techniques, and she demonstrates her methods on Facebook and YouTube. She has also created an artist community, where people can learn, share, and encourage each other with their art. She explains how this community works, and what’s in store for her newest business community for artists. The Show Notes and links for all my episodes can be found at https://suzanneredmond.com/podcast/list-of-artists/
Lisa Congdon is an artist with a unique illustrative and lettering style. You’ve probably seen her photographs of her collections, like erasers and tools. You’ve also probably heard of at least one of her many books, possibly her art business book called Art, Inc. She talks about her new book, Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic, and how she has created a successful career as an illustrator, and author. The Show Notes and links for all my episodes can be found at https://suzanneredmond.com/podcast/list-of-artists/
After twenty years in the field of law, Florida artist Stacey Mandell has taken one of her skills, the writing of shorthand, and creates abstract art using shorthand phrases. Her mission is to convey a feeling and a message with her art. Every art piece is different, as she experiments with other languages, as well as different materials and surfaces. The Show Notes and links for all my episodes can be found at https://suzanneredmond.com/podcast/list-of-artists/
Artist Betty Krause paints beautiful abstract floral pieces. She also shares her techniques through her Youtube channel and Instagram posts and stories. We talk a lot about the methods she uses for taking her videos, transferring them to her computer, and editing them. She also shares many tips for promoting your business through Instagram. I always include key takeaways at the end of the interview, and I’m giving you a heads up that this episode has 21 takeaways. That’s the most ever. Betty shared so many amazing tips and techniques for your art business, that I wanted to include them all.  The Show Notes and links for all my episodes can be found at https://suzanneredmond.com/podcast/list-of-artists/
Artist Melissa Mastrangelo is inspired by the natural beauty in Florida, painting sea life and nature scenes. As she develops her art career, she has added many different art projects to her business, like painting classes, murals, and public art. She paints in acrylic, often on 3D objects like guitars and ukuleles. The Show Notes and links for all my episodes can be found at https://suzanneredmond.com/podcast/list-of-artists/
Artist Kellee Wynne Conrad created an art community simply by sharing color palettes on Instagram. She now has a very successful program where she shares art and business lessons, and includes great ideas from guest artists. We talk about her art palettes that she called Color Crush Creative and how they evolved into her True Colors Art Program. The Show Notes and links for all my episodes can be found at https://suzanneredmond.com/podcast/list-of-artists/
Artist Francis Sills lives in Charleston, South Carolina, where he does a lot of his oil painting outside, in the style of plein aire painting. His landscapes are influenced by his surroundings, including the changing of the light and colors. He shows his artwork in two galleries, one in South Carolina, and one near his previous home in New York City. I also interviewed his wife, artist Faith Evans-Sills in Episode 102. If you listened to that episode, you’ll soon discover that their artistic styles and the paths of their art businesses are very different. The Show Notes and links for all my episodes can be found at https://suzanneredmond.com/podcast/list-of-artists/
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