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Art & Cocktails: Exploring the World of Contemporary Art, Creativity, Business, and Inspiration


Join host Ekaterina Popova, artist and founder of Create! Magazine, as she uncorks the vibrant and multifaceted world of contemporary art, creative entrepreneurship, mindset, and creativity one episode at a time. Welcome to "Art & Cocktails," a podcast where artists, creatives, dreamers, and artpreneurs gather to share their journeys and their art over their favorite drinks.

Building on the success of the "Create!" podcast, Ekaterina steers the artistic conversation towards more intimate, heart-to-heart discussions that fuel the spirit and inspire the artist's soul. Tune in for insightful, honest discussions with leading artists, curators, writers, coaches, leaders, and artpreneurs who not only share their journeys in the creative world but also enjoy a "fireside chat" over a glass of wine or a cup of tea. This podcast offers a rich blend of inspiration, art business insights, and the simple joy of sipping your favorite beverage while discussing what lights your heart on fire.

Pour your favorite drink into a beautiful cup, get comfy, and settle down for a session of "Art & Cocktails" each week. Let's celebrate the artist in all of us with a toast to creativity and the limitless possibilities it brings to our lives.

May 18, 2023

In this episode, Alicia interviews figurative painter Sophie Tea. 

Sophie has trailblazed a new route to success for contemporary artists. Abstaining from traditional gallery representation, she leveraged social media to build her brand to cult status. 

In her most recognized series of nudes, the female form is celebrated in all its unique splendor. Her work is defined by vibrant colors, energetic drips, and signature splats and conveys a powerful message of inclusivity. 

This episode dives deep into the meaning and inspiration behind her work as well as the process that went into self-publishing her first book "Send Nudes".