PleinAir Podcast - John Stobart -
Landscape and maritime painter John Stobart (1929-2023)

Plein air artist and icon John Stobart turns 90 next month. In this week’s PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads, John shares what he has learned from a lifetime of living as an artist. He includes how he overcame the adversity of being told as a young man, “You’re never going to put bread on the table with that kind of work.”

Listen as John Stobart also shares the following:
• The surprising reason he originally left London to come to the U.S.
• How he transitioned from teaching art to becoming a full-time painter
• His experiences while being featured in a PBS show for artists
• The story of how he sold his first painting
• His inspiration for starting The Stobart Foundation, a non-profit foundation formed with the purpose of offering support to the community of aspiring artists who share our passion for the artistic vision inspired and developed through the time-honored tradition of working directly from nature.

“I’ve always wanted to help other people because having a talent like that…it’s very selfish to think that you’re just going to be using it for yourself.” ~John Stobart on teaching art

Bonus: This week’s PleinAir Podcast includes a Marketing Minute!
Eric Rhoads, author of Make More Money Selling Your Art, explains:
• Is direct mail still an effective way to reach buyers?
• How to transition from a day job to being a full-time artist

Listen to the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads and John Stobart here:

Related Links:
The Stobart Foundation
Eric Rhoads on Instagram
Eric Rhoads on Facebook
Plein Air Convention & Expo
Art Marketing in a Box
Sunday Coffee with Eric

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  1. I’ve made my living with art and music all of my working life. I did a show in the mountains of Pennsylvania. My entry was a still life painting. Right next to me was John Stobart with a beautiful Seascape. It was an honor to be in the same room with Johns work. Thanks for the interview.


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