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Ep 35 – Mario Robinson - Painting the lived experience

Ep 35 – Mario Robinson - Painting the lived experience

The way American artist Mario Robinson treats the people he paints reminds me of Vincent Van Gogh. He highlights the nobility of ordinary people.  It’s as if he is saying, “Take a second look, take a third.  Can you see how remarkable these people are?” Mario has been named by The Artists Magazine, as one of the top 20 realist artists under the age of 40. He is also on my list of living masters working today.
Here is what we talk about

Why does art exist?
Creative heroes
Becoming an artist
Painting people
Creating the most moving painting
Having a fallback career
Biggest artistic challenge
Dealing with celebrity
Advice to young artists
The importance of getting into an art magazine
Art business
Working with watercolor
Being a brand ambassador
Mario’s book – Lessons in Realistic Watercolor

This is the picture Mario refers to in the podcast. It is of his mother and is called, “Morning in Harvest.”
To pre-order Mario’s book click here.
To find out more about Mari