#058: Blood, Sweat and Paint: Making it as an Artist - Danielle Weber

By Jordan Michaelides
March 20, 2018

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Danielle Weber ( @daniellesartworkofficial ) is an incredible Australian artist based here in Melbourne, Victoria. Her passion and love for painting is highlighted by her distinct portraits and sheer quality of work. Danielle‚Äôs work has extended to include original pieces for a number of high profile clients including Dwayne ‚ÄúThe Rock‚ÄĚ Johnson.

It was Melbourne I Love You Founder Chris Cincotta, that first introduced me to Danielle’s work, and I thank him for the exceptional suggestion. Danielle is one of the most hard working artists I’ve come across, and one that truly has talent. She’s the type of artist that helps me appreciate the art form, by focusing on the individual beauty in each piece of work - whether a mural or portrait. I’ve often struggled at art galleries, particularly when they have interpretive modern art that honestly makes me wonder why it’s there.

Danielle’s work is so innate and I think she opens up the door for many to appreciate this world.

This was a great chat, in a completely new area for me - where we covered:

  • Deadlifting and training

  • Early interests

  • Her mother‚Äôs encouragement

  • Preferred discipline and process

  • Conor McGregor & The Rock

  • Starting her business, work ethic, and anxiety

  • Her early drawings and influences

  • Ridiculous requests and difficult clients

  • Mistakes & myths of becoming an artist

Enjoy the episode! 

Show notes

01:03 - Introduction

04:10 - Deadlifting and training

05:14 - Early interests

08:57 - Favourite dishes

10:40 - Lessons that have stayed with her

11:59 - Her mother’s encouragement

13:03 - Preferred discipline and process

16:06 - Layers, focus and flow

18:40 - Teaching art and her method

21:52 - Her favourite brands, materials

23:17 - Conor McGregor and The Rock

28:47 - Starting her business, work ethic, and anxiety

30:56 - What her schedule looks like

33:26 - Her early drawings and influences

36:37 - Personal development

40:03 - Her partner and relationships

42:51 - Virtual assistant and her future

47:00 - Is her work still a burden at times?

48:05 - Ridiculous requests and difficult clients

51:39 - David Choe

55:02 - Mistakes & myths of becoming an artist

56:45 - How she would teach people without experience

58:43 - Exercise routine and best purchase under $200

01:01:20 - What seems obvious to her but not to others

01:03:01 - If she could have a billboard anywhere