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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 9, 2024

Welcome to a new episode of Art & Cocktails with your host, Ekaterina Popova @katerinaspopova
Today, we're thrilled to have Kathleen Beausoleil join us. Kathleen is a visual artist known for her evocative oil paintings that explore human social interactions and crowd dynamics. In this episode, Kathleen shares insights from her journey, including her return to the art world after a 13-year break She also discusses the importance of community for artists and offers practical advice on pricing commissions and finding your tribe. 
In This Episode, You’ll Learn About:


  • Kathleen’s return to the art scene after a significant break.
  • Tips for artists on finding community and effectively pricing their commissions.
  • Kathleen’s recent exhibition at the Painting Center in New York and her ongoing exploration of human interactions in crowded spaces.
  • The role of artist residencies in Kathleen's career Practical advice for artists on structuring contracts and booking commissions.
Guest Bio: Kathleen Beausoleil is an award-winning artist who explores complex social themes through her paintings and drawings. Her work is held in permanent collections such as The Art Museum of Missoula and numerous private collections across the U.S. Kathleen holds a BFA Cum Laude from Syracuse University and has been recognized with a 2022 Fellowship from the NJ State Council on the Arts.