About Antrese: Antrese Wood is an artist and the host of the Savvy Painter Podcast. The Savvy Painter features interviews with top artists who talk about their mindset, process, and gives tips and techniques to aspiring painters. Antrese paints and teaches online workshops from her home in Argentina.
A painter herself, Antrese left her job art directing video games at the Walt Disney Company to focus exclusively on her art. She lived in Argentina for six years where she created a Kickstarter campaign for her painting project, A Portrait of Argentina. She and her husband spent two years driving from the jungles to the glaciers as she painted her way across the country. Check out her paintings at antrese.com.
Topics Discussed In This Episode:
- The journey that lead to Wood's pursuit in podcasting
- Graduating from the Art Center College of Design and soon after landing a position working for Disney, where she would work on and off at for twelve years
- Leading a "monastic" lifestyle and managing her painting practice between work before deciding to travel as much as possible and live freely
- Adventures in Wood's life including an exchange program in Honduras as a teen, a 90 day NOLS backpacking and kayaking expedition in Chile, and other trips around the world
- The importance of taking chances and how they can drastically alter your life
- How global communication makes it easier for Wood to live in a different country and still connect to family, friends, and other artists
- Living in Argentina and its financial benefits contrasted to living in Los Angeles
- Acknowledging her tendency towards people pleasing and having the confidence to follow her own desires and life path