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Ep 97 - Nick Alm : An Openness to Change

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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 among artists. When I said I was going to be talking to him it felt like there was a collective, “Hurray!” went up on social media.

We talk about ABBA (of course), first loves, embarrassing moments, grunting as a legitimate form of communication, and art, lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

  • Influences,
  • Choice of subjects,
  • Recording ideas,
  • Composition,
  • Models,
  • Layers,
  • Color palette,
  • Focus,
  • Lighting,
  • Brushes,
  • Watercolor painting,
  • Traditional and contemporary,
  • Technique and content,
  • Meanings,
  • Odd Nerdrum,
  • Social animals,
  • melancholy,
  • Sweden,
  • Beauty and ugliness,
  • Underlying themes,
  • Social media,
  • Prints,
  • Sales,
  • Most moving painting to make,
  • Big art dreams,
  • Artistic challenges,
  • Golf,

To find out more about Nick and his work

Most moving paintings to make . . .

Social Animals – Nick Alm


Bacchanal – Nick Alm

Referenced in the podcast . .

Paint Nick uses
Old Holland white
Old Holland Yellow brown
Sennelier red
Raw umber
Transparent red oxide
Mars black
Ivory black
Alizarin crimson
English red
Terra Rosa

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