Welcome to the eighth episode of Smart Art Business, a podcast created to help artists thrive.

If you are reading this, you are most likely an artist that invests a lot of time, energy and resources into creating your artwork.  Over the coming months, we will be chatting with artists and industry professionals to bring you ideas and suggestions on how to refine your work, increase your sales, and broaden your audience.

In this episode, we chat with the artist and former NFL cornerback, Robert McClain III on how art helped him deal with the challenges of playing sports at the highest level. The former cornerback played for 8 years in the NFL but art has been a life long passion.

In this episode we discuss:

  • When Robert sold his work to NFL Superstar, Cam Newton
  • The cultural influences of different cities (and clubs) on his artwork.
  • Life on the road as an NFL player and finding time to be creative
  • How being a political science major influenced Roberts art.
  • The heartache of professional sports and how art got Robert through tough times

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We hope you find this episode packed with value and resources that help you with your art business. We wish you ongoing success.

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