11/1/21: Secondary Colors EP.6: Entrepreneurship & Artist Sustainability with Erik Abel
(11/1/2021): Aloha friends! It's Episode 6 of Secondary Colors and artist Erik Abel is on the show! Nick & Tracey discuss tips for putting on a great social media giveaway and strategy for the upcoming holiday season. Our Oregon-based guest Erik Abel shares his artistic journey, the nuts and bolts of his operation and his desperate search to make a difference with environmentally conscious art materials. It's harder than you'd think! The guys also chat about what to look for in a client when saying yes to custom projects and the one thing Erik did during the pandemic to actually multiply his revenue over the past 12+ months. Subscribe and listen now!
About Erik Abel: Bold colors, geometric patterns, and botanical profiles capture the eye in Erik Abel’s artwork. Inspired by his love of the ocean, surfing and travel, Abel’s work articulates the spirit of the water and awe of nature. His roots as a California surfer intermingle with his experiences living in the Pacific Northwest as well as traveling to the South Pacific and Central America, imparting an organic, tribal style to his subjects and compositions. Upon a closer look, Abel’s graphic imagery unfolds to tell the story of his paintings. Accents peak through unexpectedly revealing the layers of color Abel cloaks in each piece while loose strokes of colored pencil create detail and dimension. Abel now lives and works in Southern Oregon. His original pieces have been featured in galleries across the country and abroad while his commercial work has attracted clients including Patagonia, Reef, REI and Billabong. Abel gives back to environmental and humanitarian projects through nonprofit partnerships, exhibitions, and commercial projects.
Mahalo as always to our producer Dale Rutledge!
Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O‘ahu