By Shikha Garg
Studio Dialogues is a podcast hosted by Shikha Garg, a watercolor artist and illustrator. She brings with each new episode renowned artists, art curators and creatives, who share their mindsets, journeys and creative processes. Follow the host at www.shikhagargartstudio.com and on instagram @shikhagargartstudio and twitter @ShikhaGargArt.
SD 009 Studio Dialogues with Carsten Wieland and his lifelong journey with art and watercolor!
Here's my latest conversation with the very interesting watercolor artist from Germany, Carsten Wieland. Listen in as we talk about his journey with art in many forms including comic book and graphic design and his discovery of watercolor as his passion and current career! As many artists know its often a struggle to earn your living as a painter but Carsten has shared many gems of what he is doing to make it more sustainable with a lot of hard work and patience not to forget passion for what he does! Follow the host Shikha Garg on Youtube, Instagram and Twitter.
November 28, 2022
SD 008: In conversation with Milind Mulick on what inspires 'the beautiful mind'!!
I'm back on Studio Dialogues with this very dear (to me) interview, with the one and only Milind Mulick. Son of a well-known illustrator and painter, Pratap Mulick, Milindji has been drawing since the age of 5 and started doing watercolour landscapes at the age of 13. He has participated in many group shows throughout India, and have had 20 one-man shows in Mumbai and Pune. His paintings are in the collection around the world. He has 13 books published on the subject of art and watercolour and is a well know teacher through his workshops and classes. In this conversation Milindji talks about his childhood artistic influences as well as the artists who have inspired him along his career. He shares his experiments of marrying music with art and how it inspired him and opened up the mind to new ideas. Follow the host Shikha Garg on Youtube, Instagram and Twitter.
May 30, 2022
SD 007: Painting intuitively & spontaneously with Stella Canfield
In this episode of STUDIO DIALOGUES, I'm in conversation with Stella Canfield, a Bulgarian - American watercolor artist. Stella's art is known for its deep emotional content, the dynamic of the brush stroke and vivacious colors. She creates intuitively and spontaneously in a relaxed, natural way of expressing her individual emotional response to the subject or scene she paints. Join in as we talk about watercolor art, nature, expression, painting from the heart and much much more! Follow the host Shikha Garg on Youtube, Instagram and Twitter
April 05, 2022
SD 006: Understanding Realism in Watercolors with Laurin McCracken
This is a very thought provoking conversation with Laurin McCracken, an internationally awarded American watercolor painter known for his photorealistic still lifes, florals, landscapes and other subjects. Laurin talks about his art journey, art influences and how he developed his own unique style!! Follow the host Shikha Garg on Youtube, Instagram and Twitter
October 26, 2021
SD 005: Exploring different cultures to open up your mind as an artist: conversation with Angela Barbi
In this episode of STUDIO DIALOGUES, I'm in conversation with Angela Barbi, artist and Director of EPC Painting Holidays. Angela talks about her childhood and her introduction to different languages and people from different backgrounds, and how and why she enjoys meeting and painting with artists from across the world. She talks about how important it is to interact with different cultures and expand one's horizon and also it helped her to develop as an artist. Follow the host Shikha Garg on Youtube, Instagram and Twitter
October 05, 2021
SD 004: Keeping your passion for art alive with Sikander Singh
In this episode of STUDIO DIALOGUES, we get to chat with artist Sikander Singh. Sikanderji talks about his journey in watercolours and how he built a successful career as an artist and educator. He emphasizes the power of working on your passion without worrying about the end goals, of perseverance and hard work. Sikanderji also talks about how he has always had the support of his family, his friends and his numerous students who have been like pillars in his growth. In his humble and down to earth manner he acknowledges everyone he has been inspired by and learnt from and all the people who have helped him along the way. Follow the host Shikha Garg on Youtube, Instagram and Twitter
August 26, 2021
SD 003: Approaching international watercolor affairs in a scientific way with Anna Massinissa
In this episode of STUDIO DIALOGUES, I'm in conversation with Anna Massinissa, an industrial designer, artist, art curator and founder of Inarte Organization and Fabriano Inacquarellconvention. Anna shares her journey and how she scientifically tackled the organization of art and watercolor convention to build it up to such an amazing gathering of artists from across the world who get together to share, learn, discuss and organize. Anna also talks about how art is therapeutic, how it connects us to people, the land, nature and each other. Her advice to artists who want to grow is to keep doing much research, be true to themselves, to learn marketing or whatever skills needed to build their audience and grow in the direction they want. Follow the host Shikha Garg on Youtube, Instagram and Twitter
August 25, 2021
SD 002: Finding your sketching mojo with Sanjay Desai
In my second episode of STUDIO DIALOGUES, I had a really inspiring conversation with the wonderful Sanjay Desai. He shares his experiences during his childhood & growing up years of being in and out of studios of some eminent artists. His early exposure led him to observe the value of working with passion and dedication at one's craft. Sanjayji's description of why a habit of sketching is important and how it leads one to develop as a better painter is nothing short of fantastic and I for one have pledged to follow his suggestions!! You can also watch this episode with a visual treat of some of his paintings on my Youtube Channel, @ShikhaGargArtStudio! Follow the host Shikha Garg on Instagram and Twitter
August 17, 2021
SD 001: Finding subject matter with Praween Karmakar
In this riveting conversation with Praween Karmakar, I have delved into his thoughts and practices regarding art and how to find subject matter. I hope you enjoy hearing about his journey from his humble beginnings to someone who has an Art Institute with 500+ students and is Leader of Fabriano Inacquarello for India. If this conversation inspires you and resonates with you in some way then let me know with your comments and feedback. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW this podcast on Apple podcasts and FOLLOW on Spotify. Follow the host Shikha Garg on Instagram and Twitter
August 10, 2021
SD 000: Intro to the Podcast
Do you love art from the core of your being, you enjoy the company of like minded creators or you are a growing artist or want to take the first steps? If yes, then you are in the right place. I'm shikha Garg a watercolor artist and illustrator and founder of midniteOil Design and ShikhaGargArtStudio. Stay with me with for some interesting conversations with artists you love or will come to love. I will share insights into their journeys their mindsets and their creative processes. So tune in to Studio Dialogues and lets get talking!! Connect with me on Instagram @ShikhaGargArtStudio.
August 10, 2021