The Living Artist

The Living Artist


Professional artist Preston M. Smith of PMS Artwork shares his insights, personal experiences in the art world and humor to help dispel the myth of the starving, or tortured artist. Instead, he sets his sights on the positive, abundant and joyful side of living this creative life. Preston shares his playful rants on a wide range of creative topics as well as interviews with interesting working artists, creatives and trendsetters from around the world.

In this episode of The Living Artist, Preston relaxes into the topic of “settling” in our art and careers. Is it okay to settle, or compromise our integrity as artists? Preston gives many examples of settling in our art and how to change our mindset and even factor in a bit of compromise in our art practice. We are always adapting as artists and the concept of compromise and integrity will also change as we advance in our careers. Should we never settle, or should we learn to be more malleable as artists? Listen to the episode and decide for yourself. Enjoy!

For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit, or follow him on Instagram at (social media everywhere @pmsartwork). You can also now subscribe to his YouTube channel at

Thrilled to announce that Artwork Archive just included The Living Artist on their list of the The Best Art Podcasts of 2021! Check it out.

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Huge thank you to Feedspot for choosing The Living Artist for their list of the Top 60 Art Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021. It is a huge honor to have made this amazing list (coming in at #11) with so many other wonderful podcasts. Big thank you to Feedspot! You can check out this list and more of Feedspot at

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