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Ep 99 - Shane Berkery : Stress Free Success

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At 25 years old Shane Berkery has done a lot. Based in Dublin, he has also lived in Japan and America. He paints figurative paintings that are beautifully executed and humm with a kind of ambivalent nostalgia. He has won some prestigious awards, had some solo shows, he’s taken part in numerous group shows, and his work sells out almost immediately.

We talk about Halloween, Zoolander, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and art, lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

  • Artistic heroes,
  • Medicinal Chemistry,
  • Painting origins,
  • Reference photography,
  • Making studies,
  • Substrates,
  • Self checking,
  • Lighting,
  • Brushes,
  • Painting excellence,
  • Art college,
  • Figurative art,
  • Controversy,
  • Media,
  • Atelier training,
  • Travel influences,
  • Heritage,
  • Stress,
  • Innovative painting,
  • Success,
  • Film work,
  • Underlying themes,
  • Studio space,
  • Pivotal paintings,
  • Artistic challenges,

To find out more about Shane and his work

Pivotal paintings . . .

Referenced in the podcast . .

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