English Artist Interviews Jay Alders on his podcast Creative Perspectives (Re-broadcast on Shifting Perceptions), episode 048.
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This conversation is a deep dive into creativity, artistic inspiration, and what it looks (and feels like) to dedicate yourself to your art.
We flipped the switch today for this episode. Artist, father, aspiring author, and serial entrepreneur Jay Alders is interviewed by fellow artist Tom Shepherd.
Jay Alders is a New Jersey shore based visual artist inspired by the beach, nature, ocean culture, romance, spirituality and surrealistic scenes from his mind’s eye.
Alders’ work has been seen around the world. From covers of magazines and on album art of music legends like Slightly Stoopid, Mishka and Echo Movement to TV appearances and on licensed products on shelves of your favorite stores.
Tom is based in Warwickshire, England. The birthplace of Shakespeare. He himself is a full-time artist that focuses on wildlife paintings and landscapes in watercolor and oil. And he spends a lot of time teaching and now on lockdown with his wife and new baby.
This interview was originally broadcast on Tom’s own podcast, Creative Perspectives Podcast. But it was one of those magical conversations between artists worth sharing. So today, we bring it to you on Shifting Perceptions.
The dialogue floated between many topics that a creative person of any medium can relate to. We spoke about the grind and hustle of making it as an artist. And how the landscape of business has changed and evolved since the early days of social media. We talked about the challenges of finding time (and opportunity) as an artist and how to tap into flow states when creating art.
I talk about my personal philosophies and strategies around being a full-time artist and how purpose, intention, and having a mission are at the center of my mindset.
I really enjoyed having the roles reversed on this one. I hope you find this inspiring and entertaining as we both did.