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Painting through History: Rashmi Ghosh's Stepwells Project [Podcast 371]

Feb 12, 2024

Join hosts Sergio Gomez and Drew Harris in an insightful episode featuring researcher and mixed media artist, Rashmi Ghosh. Together, they delve into Rashmi's captivating "Descent into India’s Incredible Stepwells" project.

As Rashmi prepares for her Solo Art Exhibition in 2024 in Pune, Maharashtra, curated by Nalini Malaviya, we explore the inspiration behind the Stepwells Project and its current stage. 

In this conversation, we touch on the genesis of the project, the challenges of creating a cohesive body of work, and the exciting journey ahead. Join us as we navigate the intersection of art, history, and cultural exploration in Rashmi's artistic world. Tune in for an engaging discussion on The Artist Next Level Podcast!

About Rashmi Ghosh

Rashmi Ghosh, a Chartered Accountant by profession, transitioned from a successful career in finance to pursue her lifelong passion for visual arts, accumulating over two decades of experience in teaching. Having undertaken a Fine...

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From Chaos to Control: A Personal Artistic Evolution

Jan 15, 2024

Embarking on my artistic journey, I stumbled through disorganization, leaving emails unanswered, sticky notes as desk decor, and a desktop resembling a post-hurricane candy store. But here's the twist – I transformed chaos into control, and you can too. Let me share my personal evolution and the immense success it brought to my art career.

Embracing the Mess: My Candid Confession

I confess – by default, I'm not the most organized artist. Procrastination was my second nature, and disorder seemed my artistic birthright. But, amid the scattered sticky notes and cluttered desktop icons, I made a conscious choice to act against my natural tendencies.

The Art of Taking Control

Picture this: chaos turned into a symphony of success. Today, you'd never guess I was once drowning in disarray. My journey wasn't a miraculous overnight transformation; it was a deliberate, methodical shift towards control. From tackling one small mess to another, I regained control of my art career....

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Reigniting Your Creative Mojo: Conquering Doubt and Challenges

Nov 24, 2023

Have you ever stepped into your studio and felt a nagging doubt about your abilities, your artistic vision, or your experience as an artist? I know I have. It's those moments when the creative journey can seem daunting, like I've suddenly forgotten everything that got me here. But, let me assure you, it's okay. Every artist faces these moments of self-doubt. It's part of the journey.

Embracing the Roller Coaster of Confidence

Confidence in our artistic abilities can be a roller coaster, especially when things aren't going as planned. Picture this: you're in your studio, and your artwork seems to be fighting back, stubbornly resisting your efforts. You find yourself at a creative impasse, and your confidence takes a nosedive. I've been there, too, and I understand the frustration.

However, it's precisely in these challenging moments that we must remember what brought us to where we are today. Think about the countless hours spent immersed in the world of art, studying, practicing,...

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Breaking Barriers: How to Approach Art World Professionals with Confidence

Nov 17, 2023

Today, I want to share something close to my heart, a message that's all about unlocking your potential and finding opportunities you never thought possible. Let's dive in and discover how you can take your art career to the next level.

Giving People a Chance - The Art of Possibilities

We've all been there, right? That moment when we hesitate to approach someone we admire, whether it's a gallery owner, collector, or curator. We're gripped by the fear of rejection, the fear that they'll say no or, even worse, slam the door right in our faces.

I've been there too. Countless times, I've had these incredible ideas for art shows I wanted to curate in specific places, but my own self-doubt held me back. In my mind, I was certain they would reject my proposal.

But here's the thing: more often than not, the story we create in our heads doesn't match reality. We assume the worst, but we never truly give these individuals a chance to respond. We shouldn't be writing their responses for them...

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Achieving Success in Your Art Career: The Power of Consistency

Nov 08, 2023

Today, we're delving deep into the world of consistency and how it can be your guiding star to artistic achievement.

Imagine yourself in your creative space, surrounded by the tools of your trade. The canvas awaits, a blank canvas ready to be transformed. But how often do you find yourself here? The secret lies in consistency.

Consistency is the cornerstone of your creative journey. It's about showing up day after day, committing to your craft, and letting the magic flow. By making consistency a part of your daily life, you pave the way for extraordinary achievements.

Crafting Your Unique Artistic Voice

Every successful artist has a signature style, a distinctive mark that sets them apart from the rest. The journey to developing this unique voice is a testament to the power of consistency.

Consistency in your style entails perfecting it over time. It's about crafting a body of work that's unmistakably yours, a brand that people instantly recognize. So, embrace your style and nurture...

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Crafting Your Creative Path: The Artist's Guide to Self-Belief

Nov 06, 2023

As artists, we often find ourselves at the crossroads of self-doubt, wondering if we truly have what it takes to pursue our creative passions. It's a shared experience we've all encountered at some point. But I want to share a powerful concept that has personally transformed my creative path: The Artist on a Mission.

The Power of Confidence in the Creative Process

When I first conceived the idea of the Artist on a Mission, I realized the importance of identifying three core qualities that drive us forward. Confidence, the first of these qualities, serves as the foundation of our artistic journey. It's not just a word; it's a bold statement, a declaration we choose to embody.

Confidence isn't a magical trait you're born with; it's a daily path of growth. It's the inner belief that you are on a mission, driven by purpose. Full disclosure: I haven't always been the confident artist I am today. Doubt has crept in, causing me to question myself and my work. But here's the essential...

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Boldly Addressing the World: Art, Beliefs, and the Artist's Dilemma

Nov 03, 2023

As an artist, you've felt the pull of your inner muse, beckoning you to share your unique perspective with the world. But what happens when you're met with uncertainty and resistance, and the act of speaking out through your art seems like traversing uncharted waters? I recently had a conversation with an artist who faced a dilemma we can all relate to, and the lessons learned in that exchange are invaluable.

The Artist's Dilemma: To Speak or Not to Speak

This artist questioned whether it was acceptable to share her concerns about current events on her Instagram. She had already faced backlash from some of her followers when she tried to use her art as a platform for her convictions. It's a predicament many artists encounter: the desire to give voice to their beliefs and emotions through their creative work, weighed against the fear of alienating their audience.

My advice to her was clear-cut but profound. If you're an artist, if you're an individual, you must stand up for what you...

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Navigating the Artistic Crossroads: One Style or Many?

Nov 01, 2023

As artists, we constantly grapple with a timeless question: Should we dedicate ourselves to a single, distinctive style, or should we venture into the vast realm of diverse artistic expressions? This thought-provoking dilemma has been the focal point of many discussions within our artistic community, and I'm here to share insights that can empower you to embrace your full artistic potential. Join me on this inspiring journey.

The Dilemma: One Style or Many?

Picture this: you, the artist, standing at a crucial crossroads, your heart pulsating with the desire to create. The dilemma that often plagues us is whether to commit to one singular style or allow the wings of your creative spirit to carry you through a multitude of artistic paths. The truth is, there's no universal answer to this question, and that's where the beauty of your artistic journey lies.

The Easy Question: Can You Have Multiple Styles?

Let's begin with the easy part. You don't need anyone's approval to unleash your...

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Balancing Act: How to Thrive as an Artist Without Burning Out

Oct 30, 2023

If you've ever found yourself in a relentless pursuit of artistic excellence and productivity, you're not alone. Today, I'm excited to take you on a journey through the intricate dance of creativity and the serene embrace of silence. As artists, we're always seeking ways to enhance our craft and make the most of our time. Here's a glimpse into my own adventure.

The Quest for Creative Productivity

For the longest time, I've been on a quest for the ultimate time management strategies. I've scoured the web for productivity hacks, tried out countless apps, and devoured shelves of self-improvement books, all in pursuit of squeezing every drop of creative brilliance from my day. Can you relate to this relentless search for artistic perfection? Like you, I've been hungry for knowledge and eager to elevate my craft.

The Endless Exploration of Tactics

I've ventured down countless roads, from limiting my news consumption to ensuring I get my full 7 hours of rejuvenating sleep. I've...

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Acrylic and Acrylic Mediums with Expert Rhéni Tauchid [Podcast]

Sep 18, 2023

Join hosts Drew Harris and Sergio Gomez as they explore the captivating world of acrylic paint with Rhéni Tauchid, an acclaimed author, painter, and educator based in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

In this engaging episode, Rhéni shares her journey from artist to author, materials consultant, and co-owner of Tri-Art Mfg. Inc. Rhéni's expertise shines as she discusses the versatility and possibilities of acrylic paint.

Her three books, including "Acrylic Painting Mediums & Methods," offer valuable insights for artists and enthusiasts alike. Discover the vibrant world of acrylics and acrylic mediums, gain inspiration, and learn from Rhéni's incredible story of artistic evolution.

Don't miss this insightful conversation with a true acrylic paint expert!

Artist Website: https://www.rhenitauchid.com 

Tri-Art Manufacturing: http://www.tri-art.ca

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