Artist/Mother Podcast

By Kaylan Buteyn

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The Artist/Mother podcast interviews incredible working Artists who are also Mothers, inviting them to share from their experiences as they make art and mother their children. We hope these interviews inspire you to dedicate time, passion, and energy to your art practice while simultaneously being the best parent you can be.

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18: Accepting the complex nature of your identity with Artist, Mother and Philosopher Megan Craig
Megan Craig is an artist and mother of two girls living in the Northeast. She has a rich and diverse art practice which began with painting and over time has evolved to incorporate performance and textile based work. In this episode Megan shares about this transformation, beginning with her time as a cityscape painter living […]
May 20, 2019
17: Investing in your art career before you get a return with Lee Nowell-Wilson
This episode is rich with thoughtful encouragement as I chat with Artist/Mother Lee Nowell-Wilson about her work and life. Lee talks about the reality of an art career- how it can feel like a long journey of investing before you ever see a return. She shares candidly about her experience with rejection, how she makes […]
May 13, 2019
16: Believing in yourself and your small town with artist Coulter Fussell
Have you ever wondered how to make it as an artist in a small southern town? On this episode I chat with Coulter Fussell, an amazing quilter and fine artist. She’s a single mama to two darling boys and contributes much of her success and her talent to her parents, whom her work is literally […]
May 06, 2019
15: Painting, performance art and parenting with Tessa Davidson
Tessa Davidson is an Artist living and working outside of Little Rock, Arkansas. She is the Mother of two daughters. Along with her painting practice, Tessa currently work as adjunct faculty at Harding University in Arkansas where she teaches a variety of art history and studio courses. Tessa and I both received our MFA’s from […]
Apr 28, 2019
14: All is surface- finding inspiration for art while mothering with Sarah Boyts Yoder
Sarah Boys Yoder is a mixed media painter based in Charlottesville, VA. She is the mother of two children and I had a great time discussing Sarah’s studio practice as it transitioned from her working at home while her children were young to having more freedom and a studio out of the home now that […]
Apr 22, 2019
13: Leaping into life as a full time Artist with Christa David
Christa David is an artist and writer, fusing the mediums of painting, collage and assemblage to create and recreate stories about home, belonging, faith, and identity. She spent most of her career life as a senior public health researcher in NYC before quitting her job and eventually taking the leap to making art full time. […]
Apr 15, 2019
12: Jaime Rovenstine shares about finding time to paint in a busy season of life
Jaime Rovenstine is an Artist/Mother  based in Kansas City, Missouri. She received her BFA from Columbia College Chicago and currently works as the Curatorial Assistant for the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. Jaime is the mother of two children and she and her partner recently opened a coffee shop in midtown KC called Monarch. Her […]
Apr 08, 2019
11: Finding your voice and going outside your medium with Jessica Wohl
Jessica Wohl is an artist living and working in Sewanee, Tennessee. She received her MFA from the University of Georgia in 2010 and has shown in many group and solo exhibitions around the world including the Staple Goods Gallery in New Orleans, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong and […]
Apr 01, 2019
10: Heather Kirtland + Marissa Huber of Carve Out Time For Art
This episode has not one but two amazing Artist/Mothers featured! Both women discuss their means of making art while their lives are steeped with other roles and responsibilities. Both of these women have a long list of accomplishments and yet their humble and down-to-earth nature makes them so relatable. They share lots of wisdom, encouragement, […]
Mar 25, 2019
9: Fueling your passion for art with Cindy Rizza
Cindy Rizza is a classically trained, representational oil painter who holds a BFA from New Hampshire Institute of Art. Cindy’s work is collected internationally and she has won numerous painting awards including the Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant and the Best of Show Prize at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art Annual Juried National Exhibition. […]
Mar 18, 2019