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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 online in the Huffington Post, Fine Art Connoisseur, Juxtapoz among others, and in print magazines like, The New York Times Magazine, American Art Collector, and American Artist Watercolor. Her paintings have also been used on book covers. She has painted portraits for TIME magazine and The New York Times. Her work is featured in more than 400 private and corporate collections throughout the America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
She is known for her remarkable watercolor paintings on clay, in a process she calls modern fresco painting.
Here is what we talk about in part one of this conversation
- Irish connection
- Creative heroes
- Social media
- Naming paintings
- Responding to the needs of your creativity
Resources mentioned in our conversation –
The Khan academy
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i really enjoyed this interview. As a new author, I gleaned many good pointers, relevant to any artistic pursuit. I adore Ali and she has been a great support and encouragement to me as I seek to get my career off the ground, so it is easy to see how valuable it is to have someone like her taking an interest in young artists.
I loved the easy natural flow of your interview style! This was the longest I have been on one thing online, and I look forward to part 2!
Great work Ali. I’m a big fan of your watercolors. I’m an oil painter myself, but your subtle, yet beautiful, figure watercolor paintings are a great influence on me.
And that Leo Dicaprio rumor is true. Leo and my professor, JP Roy, went to high school together. He saw my teachers work on Instagram that was being shown at an art fair. He called the gallery and then went to the fair and bought the piece.