Stop Overthinking and Start Exploring with Gus Harper (VIDEO)

Season 6 | Episode 2
36m | May 16, 2024

Welcome to Season 6, Episode 2 of "Art Is...," a podcast for artists. In today's episode, we're joined by Gus Harper, a remarkable muralist and painter based in Santa Monica/Venice Beach. His journey is as vibrant as his artwork.

Join us as we delve into Gus's artistic origins and trace how his travels propelled him into the realm of street art. Discover how a serendipitous journey through Kathmandu ignited his passion for murals, setting him on a global odyssey. Follow his colorful trail as he leaves his mark in India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and most recently, Chiang Mai, Thailand, along with his hometown of Los Angeles.

In an open dialogue, Gus, Lauryn, and Isotta share insights into their creative processes. Explore Gus's balancing act between studio introspection and the vibrant energy of public mural creation. Gus shares practical strategies for overcoming creative hurdles and emphasizes the importance of action over endless contemplation. Delve into discussions on productivity and accountability, drawing from Lauryn's firsthand experiences in her coaching practice.

While luck may have its role, Gus advocates for proactive positioning to capitalize on opportunities. Gain a peek into the business side of art, from selling tactics to pricing considerations, as Gus engages in a lively exchange with Isotta about her adventures in marble carving.

Gus's adventurous spirit and kindness are truly invigorating, infusing his stories with both entertainment and invaluable insights, making them essential listening for any emerging artist refining their professional practice.

Check out Gus Harper's work and follow him at @gusharperart

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