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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. 

Mar 29, 2020

On this short solo episode, I share my thoughts on the creative industry and where my creative energy is focused during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Mar 22, 2020

Music Producer and DJ, Paul Chin talks about how a 5 year hiatus from the music industry after dealing with some personal setbacks inspired him to make his latest album, Full Spectrum. He also shares how playing instruments can be an advantage for a producer in the digital era and why he’s not interested in assigning...

Mar 15, 2020

Josie Matthiesen is the Jeweller and Metalsmith behind Salt + Summit. A nomad at heart, Josie talks about how living on the road with her now husband helped her find the clarity to start her business, how she felt more empowered after having her second child and how creating makes her feel more connected to others.

Mar 9, 2020

Andrew Da Silva is a Montreal based Contemporary Artist. We talked about how hip hop and Montreal influence his work, the importance of consistency when developing your style and what he thinks about artists seeking validation on social media.

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Mar 1, 2020

Artist, Melissa Townsend joins me to chat about doing commissioned work, her affection for art lovers and why having a connection to the subjects she paints is important. I’m fascinated by Melissa’s high rate of production so I asked her how she’s able to produce high quality work so consistently. We also talk...