35. Go big or go home: Emily Powell on being bold, resourceful, and trusting your guts
Painter Emily Powell chats with Fiona and Jess about how she elbowed her way into a painting career. She encourages Fiona to go big instead of increasingly smaller, and tells Jess (and you) where to find big “canvases” (spoiler: you may already have everything you need).
She encourages us to paint with what we’ve got at hand (😉), sing our own praises, and use our feelings to guide us with colour. Contrary to our perfectionist tendencies, she shows us why “failure corner” is actually a surprisingly good place to be.
Find Emily Powell on Instagram at @emilypowellstudio, and on her website https://www.emilypowellstudio.com/
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Emily's paintings we talk about in this episode:
Naked in the bathroom with parrots: https://www.instagram.com/p/CHGNDlSH6M1/
The ponies of Dartmoor https://www.instagram.com/p/CJGJhVDnyEC/
29 fishermen with heads and one without: https://www.instagram.com/p/CHvWvufHwwn/