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Painter Files Podcast

Painter Files Podcast

By Jawara Blake
A life journey of the painter Jawara Blake. Full of art school stories and the philosophy of inking.
You can find me on my website.
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Painter Files Podcast

Pequeno (small) ink
We are back in a different way. The new season is going to full of pequeno podcasts. a PFPP, I’ll never get that right the first try. 😂😂😂. My links Artisan Wellness Project – The Covered Market
September 29, 2022
A check in ink
Hola Galeras, just quick story about crows and that I miss you. I’ll be back fully soon. Until then.
August 17, 2022
Purest form ink
Last episode of the season! I hope you enjoyed season 3. We will be back for season four (I will be back for season 4.) My links Artisan Wellness Project – The Covered Market
July 15, 2022
Paella ink
A very fireworks filled episode. I even give you my favorite Paella recipe. My links Artisan Wellness Project – The Covered Market
July 05, 2022
3 way ink
So many ways to learn how to be an artist. Lots of hacks to help you keep your artwork nice and pretty. Just learning and passing on lessons. My links Artisan Wellness Project – The Covered Market
June 27, 2022
Juneteenth ink
A beautiful celebration of Black Americans part of American history. My links Artisan Wellness Project – The Covered Market
June 20, 2022
Time and space fear ink
Hola Galeras, I hope you are well. I’m doing good. I keep chasing this idea of having enough paper and that is madness. There is never enough. I see this as my big fear and facing it in this case is talking about it. So much fear but that is healthy as long as you are willing to face it. My links Artisan Wellness Project – The Covered Market
June 13, 2022
The inside of a jacket ink
I learned to believe in myself in the past few years. Fear is natural but not something that should control you. My links Artisan Wellness Project – The Covered Market
June 06, 2022
Big big energy ink
Hola Galeras, it’s me. Who else would it be? I’m learning to be more like the ocean with my art. It’s a nice feeling. My links Artisan Wellness Project – The Covered Market
May 30, 2022
Connectivity 2 ink
Hola Galeras, I hope the week was nice to you. I feel very tired because we did a lot of stuff to fix up the condo but it’s nice to get it done. This episode was about my brief work as an author. My links Artisan Wellness Project – The Covered Market
May 16, 2022
This life of ink and paint
We got the carpets done this week! I’m excited and so are the cats. A lot of little things are coming together. My links Artisan Wellness Project – The Covered Market
May 09, 2022
It’s a leap of faith ink
Hola Galeras, The best advice I ever got as an artist was “let people know you are an artista.” My links Artisan Wellness Project – The Covered Market
May 03, 2022
Perpetuated ink
Hola Galeras, this one a great episode about vida y trabajo. ( life and work) how I got past things to get to where I am now. I hope you enjoy. My links Artisan Wellness Project – The Covered Market
April 25, 2022
Crab ink
I had an amazing adventure across a bridge today with my family. It was nice and it gave me perspective. I want to make a place for artist that is made to help other artists. #painter#watercolor#inkking#jãwsblake#triniartist#surealartist#westindianartist#afrolatinx #artofinstagram #paint #painting #artistic #artwork#artistoninstagram#watercolorpainting#famousartist#alwaysmaking
April 19, 2022
Painter’s breakfast ink
Be kind to yourselves this week. Lots of great art stories this week. My links Artisan Wellness Project – The Covered Market
April 11, 2022
Amsr episode
- a nice car ride with me and a small story. My links Gente T-shirt · Jay is a painter · Online Store Powered by Storenvy
April 04, 2022
Gente ink
Life and art run hand in hand. So much is going on. We started a gofundme. Please share My links Gente T-shirt · Jay is a painter · Online Store Powered by Storenvy
March 28, 2022
Figure studies ink
Today’s PF art school story is about figure modeling. Drawing them and being one too. I hope you enjoy. My links Gente T-shirt ·
March 22, 2022
The people I picked up along the way ink
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
It’s my birthday weekend! I’m going to me a multivitamin. I no longer identify as a human number. I hope you enjoy the mixo. My links Gente T-shirt · Jay is a painter · Online Store Powered by Storenvy
March 14, 2022
Connectivity ink
I feel like we are all in the same spots. We want to live nice lives and feel like we are useful. Today on the podcast I tackle connectivity and in that how all things in art are connected. My links Gente T-shirt · Jay is a painter · Online Store Powered by Storenvy
March 08, 2022
Character study ink
A great journey into the Painter Files today. A long time ago I figured out a secret to being a successful painter and now I’m trying to unlearn it as I don’t need it anymore. My links Gente T-shirt · Jay is a painter · Online Store Powered by Storenvy
February 28, 2022
Journey to the center of happiness ink
My journey to grow bigger is constant. I’m really focused on giving my best as a person and a painter. My links
February 22, 2022
Being a bathtub ink
I promise the title will make sense after you listen. Jajaja It’s a very chill out week with a great art story to boot.
February 14, 2022
Good energy ink
All in all a great podcast episode. A few great projects in the works. All the love to professor Spotswood. My links
February 07, 2022
Intrepid traveler ink
Hola Galeras, It was a WEEK! I did an interview and painted some stuff. All very beautiful. My links
February 01, 2022
Hair spray ink
In art school I didn't have a lot of money so I learned a great hack to survive.
January 24, 2022
Hair spray ink Painter Files Podcast story
I learned so much in art school but the best thing I learned was the life hacks of not spending all the money I had to save a painting. 
January 24, 2022
How long? Not long
Happy MLK day! Today on the podcast I talk about art school and of course MLK jr. My links
January 17, 2022
Brazilian berry tea ink
Hola Galeras, so it’s a another week in the life of a painter. I’m working on having a great life. Feel like that is a big thing with in it self. links
January 11, 2022
In yourself and beyond yourself ink
Óla Galeras, today we talk about my feelings in the season of making, art projects and even dreams. Enjoy and thank you for joining me here. links
January 03, 2022
I dream of dead mice 12/30. The lady
I dreamt of a dream of one of you I think. Let’s talk about it.
December 30, 2021
Bossa fingers of sleeping animals ink
The end of the year, feeling beautiful and tired. Mucho casada. I wish you all a gorgeous holiday. links
December 21, 2021
Painter files podcast ep vinyl
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Hola Galeras, I’m so happy to make this and share these songs with you all. I love music so much. If I could not be a painter I would be a trumpet player. If you want to see the ep painting or even own it, come check out my website. Please come join my Patreon.
December 18, 2021
Crocodile universe ink
Art stories, dreams and life as a painter…. And so much more. links
December 14, 2021
Traveling man ink
A family weekend for me. Saw lights and made lots of jokes. Remembering a holiday at art school as a traveler. Link,
December 07, 2021
Life in the ink holiday
Art story about getting past art block. Link. links
November 29, 2021
The infinity train ink
Painting murals, commissions and laughing like a madness links
November 23, 2021
Mural check in
So I painted a mural this week and I’m very tired but I still want to give you a check in so you know how I was doing.
November 18, 2021
Ink connectivity
Hola mi Gente, I hope you are well. I just got my shot and am tired but happy. I found a forest of lady bugs this afternoon. Links to my work. links
November 08, 2021
Almost halloween
Hola Galeras, today we talk about art school stories and growing up as an artist in NC. links
October 25, 2021
“Th air” ink
Answer a few questions from Twitter and the email (, plus talk about fighting seasonal depression. Here are a few links to enjoy my works more. links
October 11, 2021
Being happy in my existence… ink
My commission seasons are fun but hard for me. I have had good ones and bad ones. This is how I work. Also please join my Patreon.
October 04, 2021
Mon is the world snake ink
How do you find success as an artist? Look with in yourself. Www.jawsblake
September 13, 2021
Lovecraft ink
We honor Michael K. Williams in this episode. Tell a few art stories and share the love. Please pick up a copy of my book.
September 07, 2021
Side episode for Dreamers
I do dream of dead mice but also conversations with the Gods. A conversation with The Dreamer of Lovecraft.
September 05, 2021
Ink Dream job
Hola Gente, This epsiode is a love letter to all of you. I want to make things bigger and better everytime and so here are some of my ideas. also here of some of my channels out in the world.
August 30, 2021
Ink Uncle
New book and sadly a loss in the family. One step up to honor my Uncle Eric. He was always supportive and I’ll miss him. Also my new book is available for over.
August 16, 2021
GENTE art book is here.
My new art book is out. Please go check it out my Gente.
August 14, 2021
Ink Summer abstract
I went away for a week to rest and see my mom. I had a lot of ideas about life and art while I was gone. Here are a few. Also if you would like to support the podcast here are some links for merch.
August 02, 2021
Ink plants
I get a lot of the same questions at the email for the podcast so I thought this would be a great time to make a FAQ episode. All emails for the podcast are from This episode was a lot of fun and I hope it helps you on your artist journey. 
July 20, 2021
Inkmeal cookies
Working on my next book and finding out where my art comes from and a oatmeal cookie snack.
July 12, 2021
Ink books
Today I talked about a lot of interest in kind of art facts, current events and also about my new up-and-coming podcast. So I hope you enjoy. You can also check out my YouTube channel and Patreon. Both are Jawara Blake.
July 06, 2021
Ink highway
I back for real this time. Lots of painter stories and a new book coming out. Also don’t forget to pick up my first book Painter Files
June 28, 2021
Peppermint café
A soft comeback from yours truly. Growing up in odd ways. Art is all a journey as is life.
June 22, 2021
Pfp meditation
My dog passed away so I’m taking some time off but I didn’t want to leave you wanting so I made a mediation for you.
June 08, 2021
The do over, 108.5
So the last episode had a bit of a hiccup but I feel like this is it’s replacement it makes me happy that I have the opportunity to do it. Music by
May 31, 2021
Ink coffee
Intro by infamousspace on Fiverr. Episode 108 is about art and living as a painter.
May 24, 2021
Old house vibes
I traveled to my other childhood home and had my first meal in years with my father and talked about life, art and the pursuit of happiness. Children of Earth art print.
May 04, 2021
A meditation moment
This is a meditation that you can use as many times as you like to relax. A stand alone. Enjoy
May 03, 2021
Washing ink hands
A check in and a walkabout with a dish of meditation. All the best parts of PFP.
April 26, 2021
Live, life coffee
Went on a walk today Gente. Did a little mediation and talked about my new projects I’m working on.
April 12, 2021
Finger print popsicle
Working on some art and photography as well as my mental health.
April 05, 2021
Paint water runs
Óla Galeras, This is a special mid month episode. They are shorter but beautiful still. I address what it’s like to make art and no not sell it as an artist.
March 29, 2021
Oatmeal ink
Óla Galeras, I’ve been resting and then painting again since my birthday. The inspiration is on high. I try to answer some of your questions in this one. My Patreon link; Show email is
March 23, 2021
The journey to the center of the focus.
Óla Galeras, Today’s epsiosde is about finding and balancing my focus on all my different projects. Also if you would like to pic up a print
March 08, 2021
Painter files podcast jpeg
Óla Gente, A quick reminder that this Winter season is hard and you are not alone. I love you and we will get through this together. Help is available National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
February 22, 2021
100th episode aka Raining Frogs
Óla Gente, We made it! It’s so much fun to have reached 100 episodes. I am still learning but it feels good to have come this fare. Here is my Patreon: I love this podcast so much and we made it possible together. Thank you.
February 01, 2021
Everything cost two arms and three legs.
Learning how to price art lessons and what happened with the fire.
January 20, 2021
DOOM was his name. All caps
A hero dies and you pick the parts you want to remember to inspire you. They are powerful and painful but also beautiful. links
January 04, 2021
Question of the week 12/27/20
What anime or manga are you into in 2020? What is keeping your interest? What about it is grabbing you? Send your answers to
December 28, 2020
Just breath and be helpful to yourself
Just be ok will stillness and in the stillness you will find motion in your arts. Plus pick up a new mask.
December 21, 2020
Painter files podcast question week 12/14/20
How did you get into liking art? The email again is
December 14, 2020
Get up, stand up
Today I talk about space and flowing of artist in living communities.
December 09, 2020
PAinter files questions.
What is your first art projects you remember as a kid?
December 01, 2020
Art on all sides
Óla Galeras. Today we tell some art stories and talk with a special guest Hannah Cherry. It’s going to be a beautiful podcast episode. Enjoy
November 23, 2020
In the time of match stick people
Keeping the talk about the color spectrum and life in general as a painter. Follow my journey as a Afrolatinx painter.
November 09, 2020
Ink is art
Made so much this week. It’s wild how much I can make when I really need to. I love how my inks flow.
October 26, 2020
Life in the lights
Season 3 is booming. Thanks you to all the new Galeras! This podcast keeps growing and it’s amazing to me. This episode is about painting and making. Shock.
October 12, 2020
Dreaming of dead mice and Inktober
Welcome back to season 3 of the Pfp!!!! I missed you and can’t wait to tell you all the things I have been up to.
September 21, 2020
The way we are.
Another in between episode before season 3 starts. Life is a rock covered in honey.
September 15, 2020
I miss you and some much muchness to come in season 3.
Just a check in. Big things are coming.
August 24, 2020
How is a Rose like a water ballon?
You guessed it Galeras, it’s a Q and A episode. I really enjoyed this one and I hope I get a lot of the ideas out of my head and into yours.
July 27, 2020
Love in the time of a virus
Óla Galeras, Hope you are well. I’m good. Lots to talk about today. Enjoy the ride.
July 20, 2020
Fixing colorism in the art world one brush at a time.
We tackle a bit in this episode like colorism in art. I hope you find it interesting and beautiful.
July 06, 2020
Love and opportunity
Happy Juneteenth! These days not much to celebrate but this is one thing we will. Art is love and opportunity.
June 25, 2020
Dear monsters, enough is enough.
The is a heavy place. It's not a new thing to most of us people of color. It's not at all a new thing to Black people in America and really even most of the world. We tackle that today. This is a heavy episode.
June 08, 2020
Night time is the right time for atre.
So much happens every week. I create something as I watch the world tick on. A lot of adventures in painting and photography.
May 26, 2020
Piere and Kat changed the world
I've been making for so long I forget to look back and study how everything goes back together. How I make more sideways and backwards and how I learned to do them. all my links to my work.
May 11, 2020
Q and A from the Murder
I see myself in this like a dream. I got some fun answers to all the questions you asked. I really enjoy doing these. Thank you to everyone who sent in questions from IG.  merch book 2 Imaginary Kingdom thank you and I love you all, Jaws
April 28, 2020
Working on my book in the sleeping world
Sometimes you make time for your work and others it makes time for you. 
April 14, 2020
episode 82 Art in the time of popsicles
Last two weeks have been really busy. I've been making a lot of things to keep people entertained who are stuck at home. Weird photography I call Universe 747 and coloring book pages. I do another one of my photography walks at a safe distance from other people. What are you doing right known the time of self isolation?
March 31, 2020
Life and times of paint brushes
This week we have a birthday playlist, a tiny celebration of me to you from me to you.
March 16, 2020
The red Whale
I walked around with my cameras and took in the world and the world took me back into her.
March 02, 2020
A walk in the neighborhood
I walked up and down the very long street I live on and took so many photos in this podcast episode. I’m also working on my secret project a lot today.
February 17, 2020
A crow in a coffee cup.
This week I talk about art school stories, shock. I’m working on prints and paintings for the coming convention in May. Handmade hard worker.
February 06, 2020
Paper boats into the sun.
Making art for a few weeks in 2020. A little history listen about art and MLK.
January 20, 2020
Whiskey easel
End of the new celebration and reflection in a pool of paint water.
December 28, 2019
Chew chew pencil paint brushes
We finally do a Q and A. Plus lots of turkey day stories.
December 13, 2019
Fat city was next door to a ghost town
Lots of art stories in this one. Hope you enjoy.
November 14, 2019
November 11, 2019
November 11, 2019
We only draw fun here.
I spend a few weeks working on art that inspired me and loving the art around me.
October 30, 2019
The boxer drawing
Full week and time skips in my life got me here. Enjoy the stories.
October 15, 2019
Painter Files podcast version 2.0 “Inktober blue”
Óla Galeras, I’m working on my book again and Inktober paintings. Enjoy my journey with me.
October 06, 2019
Painter Files podcast 2.0 “little crowd”
Build up and fall out from the big closing show. Hope you had a great week. Time keeps moving forwards.
September 11, 2019
Painter Files Podcast 2.0 “la gajo “
I time traveled a bit in this one. Little bit of little Jawara carnival stories mixed with art hopes. Enjoy and I love you Galeras.
September 03, 2019
Painter Files podcast 2.0 knee kittens
So it’s been a while and I missed you. So so much to cover and so much to joke about as I ponder the inner workings of my mind.
August 20, 2019
Painter Files Podcast 2.0 inside lights
This week I talk about life and flexibility as an artist.
July 24, 2019
Painter Files Podcast 2.0 “skeleton bob”
A check in on all you have missed in the world of the lucid painter.
July 08, 2019
Special thanks from Painter a Files Podcast . Season 3 is coming
I had a great month of sales from the art show and it just keeps coming. I am so lucky and happy. Thank you all and I love you.
July 06, 2019
Painter files podcast ep 61 life in yhe grey
Ola Galeras, hope you are well. This episode is about getting comissions and how I look at them.
April 29, 2019
Painter Files Podcast ep 60 - my lemon bones
Just finished a shoe commission. So much art coming along.
March 26, 2019
Painter Files podcast episode 59 -tune of cats
It’s episode 59! I’m doing my art thing and telling you about art school stories.
March 11, 2019
Painter Files Podcast ep 58. Big day for tattooed hands.
I got a new tattoo and took on a new project as a thank you.
March 01, 2019
Painter files podcast episode 57
We go into a painting as its being made.
February 12, 2019
Painter Files Podcast ep 56 work, work, work
Life has this part to it that makes you work to the bone but why do we do that? What do we get from it?
January 29, 2019
Ep 55 pfp snow days
Working on great art and fun times in my studio.
January 14, 2019
Painter Files Podcast ep 54 6 of 30
Happy New Year Galeras! I love you all and hope everything is going great for you. This episode is about my 6 of 30 project. It s the title of my new book coming in March.
January 03, 2019
Painter Files Podcast ep 53 life, love and paintering.
Painter Files Podcast ep 53. Life is painting and painting is life.
December 16, 2018
Epic 52 The Goose of creativity.
The episode is about my little cat Goose that just pasted, and how she was apart of my creative ways.
December 09, 2018
Painter Files Podcast ep 51.5 my favorite podcast ever recorded is ep 41.
Some of you have been with me since episode 1 and some are new here, so I’m giving you my favorite episode with Alec Blake as my co host. Ep 42 a recasting. Enjoy.
November 15, 2018
Painter Files Podcast ep 51. Vote for art programs!
This episode I talk about art school and how voting and elections changed how artist make. Plus a heads up on my next painting I’m working on. Email me with gallery pictures at
November 05, 2018
Painter Files Podcast ep 50
episode 50 of the Pfp. I talk about paintings and ways of making and an art school story to boot. Enjoy.
October 28, 2018
Painter Files Podcast ep 49
Painter Files Podcast art school stories and painting stories.
October 22, 2018
Episode 48
Painter Files Podcast art school stories.
October 22, 2018