Summary: The Artist/Mother podcast interviews incredible working Artists who are also Mothers, inviting them to share from their experiences as they make art and mother their children. We hope these interviews inspire you to dedicate time, passion, and energy to your art practice while simultaneously being the best parent you can be.
Adrienne Brown-David is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Water Valley, MS with her husband and 4 children. Her most recent work is varied and includes oil paintings with dreamy landscapes and figures, stitching as well as colored pencil and ink drawings of local birds. Along with Oxford, MS, Adrienne has also exhibited work in galleries across the US Virgin Islands where she once lived. On this episode I talk with Adrienne about wearing alllll the hats! She’s a homeschooling Mom of 4 daughters and her life is busy but she shares how she makes it work and has gradually made more time for her art over the years. She discusses her path into gallery shows and what it’s like to be an artist in a small city. Adrienne explains more about her oil paintings which depict her daughters standing in rural southern scenes, enjoying nature and the outdoors. Please check out Adrienne’s website (https://www.adriennebrown-david.com) and instagram for more of her work. It was such a pleasure speaking this inspiring and crazy talented artist and I know you are going to love this episode!
Denise is a mixed media artist, born and raised near the mountains of Utah. After receiving her BFA in Art Education, she lived in the San Francisco Bay area for a time, before moving to her current home in Vancouver, BC. The farther she ventured North, the deeper her work was permeated by the natural wonders of the Northwest Coast. Denise shares her home studio with her architect husband and their three young, and very busy, sons. Her work has exhibited in Canada and the U.S., and is owned in private collections in several countries around the world. This episode is rich with vulnerable and authentic conversation that will leave you encouraged and inspired. Denise shares candidly about her journey as a young Mom and artist, her thoughts on balance, guilt, and the value in having an Art/Mom friend. I’m so grateful she opened up and shared with us and I know you will love this episode. Please visit Denise’s website (http://www.denisegasser.com) and instagram to view more of her work!
Karen Seapker is an artist living and working out of Nashville, Tennessee. She received her MFA at Hunter College in NYC in 2009 and currently shows with Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville. We discuss many great things in this episode including how art inspires empathy, making art for the longhaul (and not sacrificing the precious time we have with our children), how motherhood affords us opportunities to become better editors of our practice and how our art practice is a relationship that we need to nurture. Please visit Karen’s website (http://www.karenseapker.com) and her instagram to view more of her work. Also, as mentioned in the episode, her husband Bill Eberle is a great musician and you should take a listen to his work! Karen and Bill have 2 adorable daughters, Ellis and Iris. Enjoy the episode and viewing Karen’s amazing paintings!