Be inspired today when you listen to this candid conversation between Publisher Eric Rhoads and his featured guest, Peggy Immel, who shares her artistic journey of being a stay-at-home mom, moving to Taos, overcoming plein air fears, and more!

“Like many artists, I started making art as a child,” Immel says. “My first art lesson was around the age of 10.” She goes on to tell us about her path of studying art, and how she developed her painting techniques and furthered her skills by taking various workshop classes and watching “a lot” of painting videos while she was a stay-at-home mom. (Recently, Immel shared the following advice for artists: “Videos and DVDs are a real boon to painters who want to learn techniques. Combined with a good, sensitive critique of one’s work from someone whose work one admires, videos offer a convenient path for growth we didn’t have all those eons ago.)

She also shares that it’s common for new plein air painters to have fears of painting in public. Her advice: “Just get out and do it!” She adds that, “If you’re a painter, you’re just going to be committed to painting.”

In this conversation, Immel also talks about why she and her husband have found their home in the art-centric city of Taos, New Mexico. Hint: “It’s pretty amazing to have this amount of artistic talent in a town of this size,” she says.

Listen to this PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads and Peggy Immel:

Learn from Peggy Immel in person at the 8th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo, also featuring Joseph Zbukvic, Albert Handell, and many more!

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