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What does it take to be a professional artist? Park West Gallery’s Morris Shapiro wants to know, so he’s interviewing some of today’s most popular visual artists. “Behind the Artist” shares candid conversations in which artists tell real stories about their upbringings, their careers, and the creative inspiration behind their work. Art lovers and collectors alike will love this authentic look at what it takes to create and thrive in the contemporary art world.

What does it take to be a professional artist? Park West Gallery’s Morris Shapiro wants to know, so he’s interviewing some of today’s most popular visual artists. “Behind the Artist” shares candid conversations in which artists tell real stories about their upbringings, their careers, and the creative inspiration behind their work. Art lovers and collectors alike will love this authentic look at what it takes to create and thrive in the contemporary art world.
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What does it take to be a professional artist? Park West Gallery’s Morris Shapiro wants to know, so he’s interviewing some of today’s most popular visual artists. “Behind the Artist” shares candid conversations in which artists tell real stories about their upbringings, their careers, and the creative inspiration behind their work. Art lovers and collectors alike will love this authentic look at what it takes to create and thrive in the contemporary art world.

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English

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248-354-2343


Episodes

Patrick Guyton Draws Inspiration from Animation

8/6/2018
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Patrick Guyton is a professionally trained artist, but his unique blend of gold leafing techniques and figure painting hails from his experience outside the classroom. In this episode, Park West Gallery Director Morris Shapiro sits down with Guyton to discuss his time working for animation legend Chuck Jones as well as his brief stint as a furniture truck driver, proving the road to becoming a professional artist is often a strange one.

Duration:01:24:09

Michael Godard Paints from Rags to Riches

7/20/2018
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Before he was the "Rock Star of the Art World," internationally collected artist Michael Godard spent time drawing caricatures in a theme park. In this episode of "Behind The Artist," Godard sits down with Morris Shapiro to discuss this difficult upbringing, what it was like to sell his first paintings, and how he became one of Las Vegas' most famous artists.

Duration:01:36:52