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Art Pays Me

The Art Pays Me Podcast is a series of informal conversations between successful creatives of diverse backgrounds with Duane. Duane asks guests about the work they're known for and how they got their start to explore the many ways possible to make a living off of art. 

Aug 1, 2022

In this episode I chat with singer-songwriter Teagon Johnston – except she/they are so much more than that. Teagan, like many of us is exploring creativity in multiple areas including, modelling, acting and writing. We talked about working in these different spaces, travel, changing their artist name from...


Jul 1, 2022

Artist Miya Bailey breaks down his art origin story, how he pursues his many creative outlets from tattooing to sculpture, and how his latest enterprise Peter Street Station Is helping him fulfill his personal mission of elevating Black artists in Atlanta. We also talked about why women are the shit, how our egos get us...


May 23, 2022

Singer-songwriter Ria Mae shares what happened after her first hit song, why age doesn’t matter for musicians anymore and why it’s a good thing when people don’t know who you are. We also talk about her new album,


May 9, 2022

Multidisciplinary creative, Omar “Oms” Hopkinson discusses how his roots in Toronto’s hip hop scene led him to work on diverse projects across the visual spectrum. We talk about how to stay true to yourself even when your interests vary and why he refers to himself as a creator instead of an...


Apr 25, 2022

Artist, Designer and Co-Founder of Choice, Jonathan Smith shares how this new app helps artists connect with one another, form little sub-communities, and share weird and unique work that they create and discover.