Episode from the podcastYour Creative Push

365: Transparency and being true to your art (w/ Carla Grace)

Released Monday, 24th August 2020
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Carla Grace is a self taught artist with a love for wildlife and beautiful, high quality art work. Born in South Africa, Carla has immigrated 5 times and currently lives in Australia. With a childhood that was dominantly based in Africa, she was able to experience wildlife in a way that has become the foundation of her vision: Where wildlife breathes through art.
Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/365
In this episode, Carla discusses: -How she was drawn to wildlife art.
-Her take on Tiger King and zoos in general.
-How she attempts to make a communication between the animals she paints and the viewer.
-Why she always starts with the eyes.
-How she balances motherhood with creating art.
-Why she doesn’t rely on “fixes” for energy or inspiration.
-Why she decided to create a tutorial on how to paint fur.
-Where she got the idea for her new series, The Uninvited.
-Including written narrative as an addition to each piece of her art.
-How she plans her next painting while working on her current one.
-Her top business tips for artists.
-The importance of being transparent with people.
-How commissions were detrimental to the direction she wanted to go in her art career.
Carla's Final Push will inspire you to take the reins and just do it!   Quotes: “People will give back to you when you give to them.”
“Be transparent because in today’s social world, people can see a fake straight away.”
“If people stop asking you for help, then you’ve got a problem.”
“I was burning out a lot faster because I wasn’t doing something that was true to who I was.”
“Just take a little step every day and you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.”
Links mentioned: Carla's Guide to Painting Realistic Fur
Connect with Carla: Website / Facebook / Instagram / YouTube
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