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John Dalton - gently does it . . .

“One of the best ART broadcasts I've ever listened to.” These long form podcasts are like listening in on a really interesting conversation you might overhear in a pub or a coffee shop. Artist and writer, John Dalton is joined by outstanding artists as they discuss the nitty gritty of art making and living the creative life. Guests include, Vincent Desiderio, Teresa Oaxaca, Bo Bartlett, Nicolás Uribe, Colleen Barry, Will St. John, Cesar Santos, Daniel Sprick, Ali Cavanaugh, Alyssa Monks, Lee Price, Brad Kunkle, Steven Assael, Ashley Longshore, Adrien Stein, Stephen Bauman, Adam Miller and Felicia Forte among others . . .For show notes and images go to http://www.johndalton.me

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Ep 77 – Vincent Desiderio : Intellectual Equipment For Imaginative Spaces

1hr 46mins

24 Dec 2016

Rank #1

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Ep 26 – Ali Cavanaugh – Part 1 : Into The Light

Patreon and Paypal link American artist Ali Cavanaugh talks technique, pitfalls, inspiration, business,  spirituality, galleries, art school, motherhood, social media and a lot more in our conversation. And she knows what she is talking about, so far in career she has achieved many of the things other artists aspire to.  Her paintings have been featured […]

1hr 6mins

12 Aug 2015

Rank #2

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Ep 20 – Ashley Longshore : Global F**cking Domination

Ashley Longshore is changing the art world one painting at a time. Unapologetically anti gallery, Ashley sells directly to her high profile collectors, sometimes straight from her Instagram account.  Her prices start at around $30,000.  She is a wonderful mix of savvy business sense, artistic individuality and joy for life.  In this fast paced […]


20 Jun 2015

Rank #3

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Ep 30 – Alyssa Monks : Creating the space for connection

Patreon and Paypal link 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 […]

1hr 12mins

15 Sep 2015

Rank #4

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Ep 65 – Teresa Oaxaca : Sumptuous Excellence

Patreon and Paypal link Teresa Oaxaca’s paintings look like a Ringling Circus, a Flower Show, and a Vintage Clothing festival all mashed into one.  (I’m quoting her twitter profile.)  Classically trained and technically brilliant her work brings you powerfully into her world. Normally based in Washington, she chatted with me from the Hague in Holland […]

1hr 31mins

24 Aug 2016

Rank #5

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Ep 42 – Ashley Longshore : Christmas Special

Crazy, savvy, and irreverent, Ashley Longshore is a positive force of nature. She is  an American artist who refuses to sell in galleries and instead sells directly to her high profile collectors straight from her Instagram account. Her prices start at around $30,000.  She has made herself a millionaire through this approach. In this special […]

1hr 11mins

22 Dec 2015

Rank #6

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Ep 137 – Vincent Desiderio Uncut

Patreon and Paypal link – Another Uncut Pandemic Podcast. In this episode artist, Vincent Desiderio answers your questions on a variety of subjects. To find out more about Vincent and his work go to: http://www.vincent-desiderio.com/ or @vincent_desiderio Ep 77 – Vincent Desiderio : Intellectual Equipment For Imaginative Spaces   Thanks for listening! Click here to […]

3hr 9mins

6 Apr 2020

Rank #7

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Ep 45 – Stephen Bauman : Finding Yourself As An Artist

Stephen Bauman is an award winning artist and principal instructor with the Florence Academy of art in their Swedish campus.  Last year I wrote an article about living masters working today and Stephen was in that list of artists. We had a great conversation covering everything from his beginnings as a graffiti artist, to his […]

1hr 14mins

9 Feb 2016

Rank #8

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Ep 69 – Bo Bartlett : Working With The Breath Of Life

I had a great conversation with American figurative artist Bo Bartlett. Bo’s paintings have a deep emotional and spiritual impact. He’s been painting for the last 40 years and it shows. Bo is highly revered and his work is collected around the world in private collections and museums.  This is a long conversation and as […]

2hr 11mins

28 Sep 2016

Rank #9

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Ep 101 – Cesar Santos : Technique and Process

Patreon and Paypal link I’m delighted to have Cesar Santos back on the podcast. It is nearly two years since he was last on and in the intervening time I have added a lot of in-depth technical questions that I never got to ask him. So here he is, larger than life and ready to […]

1hr 18mins

29 Dec 2017

Rank #10

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Ep 49 – Cesar Santos : Courage And Creative Freedom

I had a great chat with Cuban American artist Cesar Santos in his studio in Miami. Cesar was first exposed to art through his uncle in Cuba who is an abstract painter. Migrating to America at the age of 12, Cesar embarked on a long training in art culminating in Florence where he studied with […]


29 Mar 2016

Rank #11

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Ep 97 – Nick Alm : An Openness to Change

Patreon and Paypal link Stoic and funny, Swedish artist Nick Alm was a revelation to chat with. He paints beautiful figurative paintings, often with groups of people in enigmatic situations. He has won awards from the Portrait Society of America, and the International Art Renewal Center Salon, to name a few. Nick is very popular […]


18 Oct 2017

Rank #12

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Ep 11 – Best Relationship Tips, like, Ever!

No more relationship experts, please.  If you’re sick of “10 tips to solve . . .” everything in your life, including your love life, watch this. In this episode 10 tips for whatever ails you No more relationship experts, please Become an expert on you Crazy love John Bowlby Blank face experiments Attachment theory […]


10 Mar 2014

Rank #13

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Ep 4 – Really? Everything happens for a reason?

In this episode “Everything happens for a reason.” Life after death Higher self God Meaning Cranio Sacral Therapy Why Do We Get Sick? Why Do We Get Better? Ross River Fever Cancer Point of life? Good things happend to bad people Coming into the moment Being in the moment Being in the 10 minutes […]


19 Nov 2013

Rank #14

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Ep 119 – Inka Essenhigh : Trust what is easy

Patreon and Paypal link – Inka Essenhigh is an art world unicorn, respected by both the figurative art community and also the wider world of contemporary art, she bridges the gap between the two with grace. You had a lot of questions for her and she answers them all with incisive directness. When I was […]

1hr 26mins

9 Jan 2019

Rank #15

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Ep 117 – Alonsa Guevara : The Fruit of Life

Patreon and Paypal link – Alonsa Guevara is delightful. You only have to talk to her for five minutes to realise that she is tapped into an earthy wisdom. Based in New York, and originally from Chile, Alonsa brings her sensibility for nature, and our place in it, to her ceremonial figure paintings with gentle […]

2hr 11mins

2 Nov 2018

Rank #16

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Ep 64 – Jennifer Gennari : The Importance Of Staying Excited

I had a great conversation with figurative artist Jennifer Gennari in Brooklyn. Jennifer’s work is beautiful, powerful, technically brilliant, full of symbolism, and kind of throbs with vitality, for me at least. We talked about her time at Hallmark cards, her classical training in Florence, her love of video games, Jeff Koon’s ninja stealth skills […]

1hr 21mins

18 Aug 2016

Rank #17

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Ep 91 – Maria Kreyn : Allowing Life To Have You

Patreon and Paypal link I had a lively conversation with artist Maria Kreyn in New York. Maria paints soulful paintings in the style of the old masters, of modern people in timeless moments. She exhibits internationally, and her work is in collections throughout the United States and Europe. We talk about the Salton Sea, lifting […]

1hr 28mins

19 Jul 2017

Rank #18

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Ep 96 – Mia Bergeron : Aim For Your Own North Star

Patreon and Paypal link Possessed of great humility, insight and flat out exuberance, artist Mia Bergeron was a joy to chat with. Based in in Chattanooga she paints mostly portraits that capture light, intimacy and vulnerability in a style that is breathy-dynamic and has the focused looseness that only a master painter can pull off. […]

1hr 25mins

2 Oct 2017

Rank #19

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Ep 126 – Carrie Pearce : The Imagination of Reality

Patreon and Paypal link – In this episode, I am talking with artist Carie Pearce in Peoria, Illinois. Carrie paints richly narrative portraits of imaginary children which are technically brilliant and very impressive in person. I know this because I saw some of Carrie’s paintings at the Bennett prize in Muskegon where she was one […]

1hr 10mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #20