Entries by Alice

How to avoid the over-thinking trap [74]

Has over-thinking in your studio ever frozen you in your tracks? But you also want to bring more consideration to you art than pure intuition? This one is for you! During our conversation with Brian last week, Alice asked “Is it enough to just focus on a buttery brush stroke?” and this led to a […]

Should Artists Work for Free? [71]

This week’s main topic was prompted by Alice’s decision to lend a painting to a leading home decor magazine. The painting appears on the front cover this month, but some people were critical of her decision to loan the piece free of charge.  So in this episode, we discuss whether it’s OK to work for […]

Can You Sell Art During a Crisis? [68]

You can’t sell luxury items like art during a global pandemic. This seems to be a widely held belief and yet artists all over the world are discovering that it’s not true. In fact, many artists are now selling online for the first time and finding more success than they ever expected. Indeed, we both […]

How to Fall in Love with Your Art [67]

This week’s episode was prompted by a question from Kate, an Australian artist who asked: “Should you like your own work? Do you ever stop fighting that inner critic (and external critics) and just start enjoying the process?” We both believe that loving your own work is crucial, touch on how we evaluate our work […]

How will Covid-19 change artist ways of working? [66]

Or perhaps it doesn’t much…. This week, we’re considering the shifts that we see happening in our artist communities. As galleries closed and art fairs were cancelled, many artists began to look for different ways of selling art. Things may have changed in the immediate future but the long term view of laying down plans […]

Creating versus Producing … a Chance to Reset? [65]

As the UK lockdown continues, we discuss the unfolding situation and the continual emotional shifts we are all experiencing. Here in Britain we are seeing some of our most well-known artists responding in different ways. Tracy Emin wrote an online diary; David Hockney is making new paintings; and Grayson Perry is filming a new TV […]

Responding Creatively [64]

In this episode, we address the massive changes that so many of us are experiencing and discuss how they affect our lives and our creativity.  Very few artists seem able to continue as normal. Instead we are dealing with new realities, creating new routines, managing anxieties, and finding new ways to express ourselves creatively (including […]