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:
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