The Living Artist

The Living Artist

By Preston M. Smith (PMS Artwork)
Professional artist Preston M. Smith of PMS Artwork shares his insights, personal experiences in the art world and humor to help dispel the myth of the starving, or tortured artist. Instead, he sets his sights on the positive, abundant and joyful side of living this creative life. Preston shares his playful rants on a wide range of creative topics as well as interviews with interesting working artists, creatives and trendsetters from around the world.
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Scammer Beware
In this episode, Preston discusses art scams. More specifically, the ubiquitous email art scam. It is a funny and cautionary rant as Preston reads from both personal emails that he has received as well as emails that a friend and gallery owner has received, both from potential scammers. Special thanks to Mike Collins for providing his hilarious email correspondence.  For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. You can also now subscribe to his YouTube Channel. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
22:04
June 2, 2020
Interview with Betsy Enzensberger
Preston interviews Los Angeles based artist Betsy Enzensberger. Betsy is a wonderful and successful resin artist and in this interview, they cover topics such as gallery representation, apprenticeships and asking for advice, Betsy's Forbes Magazine article, traveling to art fairs and international exhibitions, working with galleries on both sides, figuring out your audience, resin types and safety, and much much more. Check out more of Betsy's work on her website (https://betsyenzensberger.com) or follow her on her Instagram profile at @betsyenzensberger. For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. You can also now subscribe to his YouTube Channel. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
1:10:50
May 26, 2020
Stealing vs. Inspiration
In this episode, Preston attempts to distinguish between Stealing and Inspiration in the arts and as an artist. He highlights different scenarios where these two options exist and shares personal examples from his own life and work. It is entertaining and eye opening, especially if you are trying to get ahead in this online art world. For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
18:01
May 19, 2020
Interview with Eva Volf
Preston interviews Ohio based artist Eva Volf. During this conversation, Preston speaks with Eva about her beautiful seascape paintings, her deep connection with the ocean, the Ohio art scene, immigrating from Russia, her impressive social media presence, winning awards and juried shows, approaching online art sales, living and working with her family, and much more. Check out more of Eva's work on her Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/EvaVolfSeascapes) and on Instagram. You can also view and subscribe to her wonderful painting videos through her YouTube channel. For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
59:00
May 12, 2020
Interview with Michael Voss
Preston interviews Chicago based artist Michael Voss. Michael speaks to Preston about his realistic paintings and process and delves into topics such as the struggle between following the corporate or artistic path, winning top prize in the Intergalactic exhibition at ShockBoxx gallery, having a large family and kids of his own, writing and playing music with his wife, and much more. Michael even flips the interview near the end and poses some questions for PMS himself. Check out more of Michael's work on his website (http://www.mevoss.com) and on Instagram.  For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
1:15:58
May 5, 2020
Interview with Joy Ray
Preston interviews Hawaii based artist Joy Ray. It is a broad ranging conversation, but highlights include Joy speaking about her process of working with textiles in her abstract work, being an artist in Hawaii, coping with show cancellations due to the pandemic, her recent inclusion into The Program at ShockBoxx gallery, having a positive mindset, and much more.  Check out Joy's work on her website (http://joyrayart.com) or Instagram.  For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
1:00:15
April 28, 2020
Fear
In this episode, Preston speaks about Fear and how to combat it in your art career and creativity. He makes a strong case for fear being the single most damaging emotion and the one thing that can hold us back most in our artistic development as well as our development as human beings. For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
17:04
April 21, 2020
Interview with Leah Perrino
Preston interviews graphic designer, writer, and Asymmetric Magazine founder Leah Perrino. In this episode, Leah opens up to Preston about topics such as moving to Los Angeles from a small town, creating Asymmetric Magazine, her infatuation with fonts, dealing with anxiety and depression, creatively adapting in these crazy times, and much more.  Follow @asymmetricmagazine on Instagram. For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
1:45:54
April 14, 2020
Laughter And Art In The Time Of Corona
In this episode, Preston gets a bit personal and talks about how the "virus which will not be named" is affecting him and his mindset personally. He illustrates how the power of laughter and creativity are some of the most important things we can be engaging in during this pandemic. For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
09:36
April 7, 2020
Circumstantial Happiness
In this episode, Preston delves into the concept of breaking free from circumstances dictating our happiness as artists and human beings. Not only in the era of "the virus which will not be named", but in our lives in general. Learn how to take your power back and live life on your own terms. For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
09:54
March 31, 2020
My Favorite Online Art Marketplaces
In this episode, Preston breaks down some of his favorite online art marketplaces that have been working for him and hopefully will work for you. He highlights aspects of each, using a certain criteria that help to differentiate them from each other, as well as hinting at some tricks that might help increase your exposure. Check out the links to my Top 4 favorite online art marketplaces below. Due to the impact of the Coronavirus, this episode was amended and includes a special introduction from Texas based artist and business advisor Alejandro Castanon. Alejandro provides some personal insight into the importance of pivoting as artists into an online medium, especially in these trying times. By doing so, he helps to underscore the importance of the overall message of this show. If you would like to see Alejandro's work, or read his post about "Coronavirus vs. Artists", you can visit his website (www.alejandrocastanon.com) or check him out on Instagram. Here are the links to my Top 4 online art marketplaces. Make sure to listen to the episode to get some tips and mentions of others to be aware of as well! www.artfinder.com www.saatchiart.com www.singulart.com www.zatista.com For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
44:09
March 26, 2020
Interview with Kymm Swank
In this episode Preston interviews Los Angeles based artist Kymm Swank, amidst the Coronavirus quarantine. They discuss a wide range of topics, including living and working in the time of the Coronavirus, preparing for Kymm's upcoming solo show, the downtown LA art scene, her midwest origin story, and much more. Check out Kymm's work on her website (www.kymmswank.com), or through Instagram. For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. Audio Note: As we were forced to conduct this interview remotely, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, there were a few minor audio mishaps that occurred, though nothing major. For this, we blame the virus. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
1:10:21
March 24, 2020
Feverish
In this episode, Preston checks in to give some quick thoughts on the Coronavirus and its impact on the artistic world and beyond. He emphasizes the importance of creating art, especially in times such as these. For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
07:43
March 17, 2020
Hope
In this episode of The Living Artist podcast, Preston breaks down some of his favorite online art marketplaces that have been working well for him and that hopefully will work for you. He highlights aspects of each, using a certain criteria that help to differentiate them from each other, as well as hinting at some tricks that might help increase your exposure. For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
19:45
March 13, 2020
Interview with Sarah Svetlana
In this episode of The Living Artist Podcast, Preston interviews artist and painter Sarah Svetlana. During the conversation Sarah speaks to Preston about her upcoming Solo Show at ShockBoxx Gallery as well as immigrating to the USA as a young child, having a child of her own, developing her artistic voice and navigating her way to the top in the art world. For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
1:22:14
March 3, 2020
Interview with Mike Collins
In this episode of The Living Artist Podcast, Preston interviews artist and ShockBoxx Gallery owner Mike Collins. It is a wide ranging interview that covers creativity, best practices for artists, submitting to galleries, juried competitions, learning from failures and much more. Enjoy this playful and informative conversation. If you would like to submit to upcoming curated shows at ShockBoxx, you can do so at www.shockboxxproject.com/submit.  For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
1:29:30
March 3, 2020
Art World Fallacies and Misconceptions
In this episode of The Living Artist Podcast, Preston dives into some common misconceptions and fallacies in the art world that hold artists back in their thinking and development. Listen to this episode and remember once again that artists and their creativity are, and should be, bound by nothing. For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
13:04
March 1, 2020
Don't Be A Jealous Artist
This episode of The Living Artist Podcast tackles the issue of jealousy in the art world and how to cultivate an abundance mindset. With this mindset, not only will you feel better, but you will also sell better. For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
12:19
March 1, 2020
Welcome To The Show
This is the first episode of The Living Artist, hosted by Preston M. Smith of PMS Artwork. This episode welcomes listeners to the podcast and gives them a taste of things to come. For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"
06:03
March 1, 2020