54 Interview with Gardening Artist Kelly Johnson

March 12, 2018

Today's podcast features an interview with gardener, author, teacher and artist Kelly Johnson.  Johnson uses art making to teach about the wonders of nature in her workshops and online classes.  Find out more at https://www.wingswormsandwonder.com/

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artist from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com Take Hirschten's new online classes on www.alchemyofpainting.com 

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53 Art as a Spiritual Practice with Stephanie Smith

February 12, 2018

Today's podcast features an interview with the artist Stephanie Smith.  Smith uses art making as a spiritual practice and has created more than 10,000 Mandalas.  She shares her processes, practices and personal stories in her workshops.  Find out more at www.biffybeans.com

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artist from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com Take Hirschten's new online classes on www.alchemyofpainting.com 

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52 Interview with Writer and Coach Omkari Williams

January 8, 2018

Today’s podcast features an interview with Omkari Williams.  Omkari is a writer and coach who believes in the power of our personal stories to transform our lives She believes that sharing our stories heals us personally and the world.  Omkari has written a book called “The Playbook: Creating the Life you Want” that uses the techniques and questions she uses with her coaching clients to help them match their lives with their dreams.  In the interview we chat about how to share personal stories to promote change as well as the #MeToo movement.  Find out more at:  www.omkariwilliams.com

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artist from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com Take Hirschten's new online class "How to Start Selling Your Art" on www.alchemyofpainting.com 

 

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51 Sharing your Art with the World and Art Scams

December 5, 2017

Today's episode features a discussion on ways to share your art with the world and art scams.  Hirschten discusses the controversial topic of art competitions and alternatives.  To sign up for the free online class "7 Secrets to Success for Artists" and the upcoming class "Start Selling your Art" go to https://alchemyofpainting.com/courses

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

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50 Interview with Photographer Emily Schwank

November 1, 2017

Today's episode features an interview with the artist, Emily Schwank.  Schwank is a professional photographer who specializes in portraits of people.  Her warm and natural style shows the authentice personality of her subjects.  Find out more about her work at: https://raincliffsphotography.com/

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artist from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com 

 

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49 Interview with Expressive Artist and Counselor Shelley Klammer

October 2, 2017

Today's episode features an interview with the Expressive Artist and Counselor Shelley Klammer and the true story of Rorschach and the Inkblot Tests.  Shelley is a Registered Expressive Arts Educator/Consultant with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association.  She is also a Registered Counselor and Counseling Supervisor with the Association of Cooperative Counselors of Canada.  Shelley has written 16 expressive arts e-courses and e-books available on her website www.expressiveartworkshops.com

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

 
 
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48 Interview with Painter and Digital Artist Dan Cooper

September 11, 2017

Today's episode features an interview with painter and digital artist Dan Cooper.  Dan attended Indiana University at Bloomington on an Evans Scholarship, is very involved in the Indianapolis art community, and currently teaches with the Indianapolis Art Center. Find out more about Dan's work at www.cooperfineart.com

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com 

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47 Interview with Mixed Media Artist Tamara Laporte

August 1, 2017

Today's episode features an interview with mixed media artist Tamara Laporte and the story of Frida Kahlo. 

Laporte believes that the act of creating art can be a gateway into healing and personal growth – often, her art classes contain an element of self development as well as learning art techniques. She is deeply devoted to helping people get in touch with their creative fire.  Find out more about "Life Book" and her other amazing online classes at www.willowing.com.

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

 

 

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46 Your Painting Journey, Finding Your Voice

June 20, 2017

Where are you on your artistic path and where are you going?  In this episode your host, Addie Hirschten, discusses how the reasons why we create can change over time.  She shares how her work has changed over the years and offers questions to help you articulate your own direction.  Using the story behind the hymn, Amazing Grace, as an example Hirschten urges artists to be flexible and ready to take new direction.

On the Alchemy of Art Podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episdoe includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

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45 Interview with Abstract Painter Lynette Melnyk

June 1, 2017

Today's episode features an interview with abstract painter Lynette Melnyk and the story of the Three Stone Cutters.  As an artist, Lynette’s abstract expressionist style is created from her interpretation of nature, dance and especially, music. The layers upon layers create a depth to the story. Her art is a powerful communicator and is intended to encourage emotions and conversations. Her goal is to engage and inspire viewers through the captivating flow of energetic movements, masterful colour palettes and unexpected whimsy.

As a creative director, Lynette has been involved in artistic endeavours throughout her life, with formal education and experience in interior design, visual communication design, photography, painting and marketing. She owned and operated a successful design, marketing and corporate communications business for many years and continues to evolve the creative communication process through her art. Her extensive expertise in running a business allows her to coach emerging artists through the maze of starting a business.  Find out more at:  lynettemelnyk.com

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com  Addie's new online painting classes can be found at www.alchemyofpainting.com 

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