083 : Brian Batt : Painter

artist, interview, inspiring

Brian (@brianbattstudios) grew up with a love for drawing and art and thought he’d be a magazine illustrator when he was older. After realizing that world wasn’t for him he continued to paint on the side and in 2008 Brian left his desk job to focus on painting full-time. Brian’s work has since been featured in New York, LA, Miami and London.

You’ll hear Brian discuss his path to becoming a full-time artist, the importance of daily discipline, and that to have your work reach the world you gotta share it with the world.

“The secret is hard work.” – Brian Batt

For more on Brian:

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(Miguel & Brian with Keith Haring (2011, 60″ x 48″) at Scope Miami)

(Swizz Beatz checking out Questlove (2010, 60″ x 48″) at Scope Miami)

(‘Venus’, 2012, 60″x 72″, on display at Project Gallery)

(‘Chloe’, 2013, 20″x 16″)

(Brian with Tony Goldman (2013, 72″ x 60″))

(Brian with private commission of Tel Aviv home, 2015)

(Detail shot of Tel Aviv home)

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(‘Rocking Horse’, 2008, 30″ x 22″, Purchased by Reese Witherspoon)

Mentioned in this episode:

Castle Fitzjohns Gallery
Julian Casablancas
Scope Art Fair (Miami)
Art Basel
The New York Armory Show
Len Epstein
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Hartford Art School
Merch Direct
Guy Stanley Philoche
Reese Witherspoon
Mary Ryan Gallery
Chuck Close
Will Cotton
Lucian Freud
Tony Goldman
CJ Hendry

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  • Rongrong DeVoe

    So inspiring! As an illustrator, this episode is so inspiring!! Great interview!