The Business of Being an Artist with Melissa McKinnon

Today on the podcast we’re joined by Calgary-based artist, Melissa McKinnon. I have been a huge fan of Melissa’s work for years, so the opportunity to meet her in person, to snoop around her studio and to actually touch a painting (she invited me to, guys!) made my ever-loving day.

Melissa McKInnon

In this interview, Melissa and I talk about how she got into art in the first place, the advice that she was given in arts school NOT to be a painter, the business side of being an artist, and what happens when your work is knocked off!

We also talk about what it takes for any kind of artist to get over that hump of sharing your work publicly and dealing with other peoples’ opinions, about authenticity online and how it truly is a choice to be happy in the every day. 

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This podcast is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB. Check out the I Don’t Get It podcast. Learn more about ATB’s Branch for Arts and Culture.

Check out Melissa’s website, and here are a couple of samples of Melissa’s work (shared with her permission). Follow her on Instagram or Facebook.

Melissa McKinnon

Day of Wonder

Melissa McKinnon

From Here I Can Go Anywhere

Melissa McKinnon

High Water

Huge thank you to Melissa for joining us on the podcast. Next week we’ll be talking all about how to make achieving your goals inevitable, so make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast so that you don’t miss an episode!


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