After teaching high school art for a couple years, Patrick Maxcy quit his job to become a full-time artist. He quickly discovered that art is only part of the equation for any professional artist and makes sure to focus an equal amount of time and effort on the business aspects of his work too. Nearly 10 years in, Patrick’s still going strong. In our chat, we talk about dealing with doubt, getting into galleries and finding new clients.
Artwork provided by the artist. NAME: Patrick MaxcyOCCUPATIONS: Illustrator, Muralist, PainterLOCATION: Golden, Colorado, USAART: patrickmaxcyart.com | Instagram @patrickmaxcy
Painter James Temte shows us how he transformed his carport into his outdoor art studio, talks about his creative process + shows us what supplies he uses for his paintings.
Painter & muralist Pedro Barrios “never intentionally” tried to become an artist. In fact, he actually has degrees in marketing and nursing to prove that he didn’t. Pedro is now working as a full-time artist as 50% of Denver’s The Worst Crew with fellow artist Jaime Molina. In our conversation, we talk about finding work through developers, understanding client needs and why they stopped signing their work.
Artwork provided by the artist. NAME: Pedro BarriosOCCUPATIONS: Curator, Muralist, PainterLOCATION: Denver, Colorado, USAART: Instagram: @pbarriosart, @the.worst.crew
After spending many years away from Colorado painting commercial billboards and murals, Patrick Kane McGregor is back in his hometown of Denver honing his style and developing his commission business. His reputable standing as an artist, work ethic and solid network of collaborators are gaining him the artistic control he desires.
Artwork provided by the artist unless otherwise noted. NAME: Patrick Kane McGregorOCCUPATIONS: Muralist, Painter LOCATION: Denver, Colorado, USAART: patrickkanemcgregor.com| Instagram @patrickkanemcgregor
Married artists Lindz and Lamb play off of each other’s strengths to keep moving forward in their business + marriage. They also understand that their long-term success depends not only on themselves, but also on the collective strength of their community. In our conversation, Lindz and Lamb share why reinvesting profits into your art pays dividends, how no artist gets to where they are entirely on their own + what key factor is imperative for surviving as an artist.
Artwork provided by the artist. NAME: Lindz and LambOCCUPATIONS: Muralist, Painter, Printmaker LOCATION: Denver, Colorado, USAART: lindzandlamb.com/ | Instagram @lindzandlamb