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Ep 30 – Alyssa Monks - Creating the space for connection

Ep 30 – Alyssa Monks - Creating the space for connection

Alyssa Monks is an American artist. She is highly talented, highly respected and highly successful. In this episode she talks candidly about what real success means to her. How art can help make a connection to our humanness. Her relationships with galleries, and she gives tips for artists that are invaluable
Here is what we talk about

Why does art exist?
The, “Paint,” of reality
Painting for viewer or artist?
Creative heroes
Current artistic challenges
Galleries and the art business
Learning in Florence and New York
Advice for artists

Alyssa’s advice for artists
“Skills are very important, but nowhere near enough to make art. Definitely acquire the skills through whatever practice and education you choose and embrace it with discipline but have no attachment to success.
Work as hard as you can.
Don’t ever compare yourself to others.
Learn how to work on your work.
The more you paint or sculpt or draw the more you will know what to do and the more you will develop y

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