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054: Ward Roberts, Artist, Photographer
Ward Roberts. Photo by Bo Puinar Hui

054: Ward Roberts, Artist, Photographer

“Call it destiny… or call it stubborn.”

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Ward Roberts. Ward is an artist. He’s also the photographer behind the celebrated Courts photo series – a gorgeous collection of photos of empty sports courts (think tennis courts, basketball courts, you name it).

Listen to what Ward had to say about photographing people with character, finding your voice, believing in yourself, connecting with others, and making honest work.

Also, there is now an original Notes on Doing poster illustrated by Luna Adler. Links for Luna’s Etsy store are featured on notesondoing.com. It’s amazing. Check it out and buy it! Also know that 100% of all proceeds directly support Luna, @lunaadler.

All right, plug over, here’s Ward Roberts:

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing Episode 054, with Ward Roberts.

Check out Ward’s work on Instagram @ward.roberts and online at ward-roberts.com. You’ll also find information for where to buy his books there.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing. Episodes release weekly, every Monday on iTunes. Please rate the show on iTunes, follow our Instagram @notesondoing, and join the Notes on Doing Facebook community.

Until next week. In the meantime, always do.

036: Joan Snitzer, Artist
Joan Snitzer, Berlin

036: Joan Snitzer, Artist

“Is there joy in the challenge? There’s life in the challenge. There’s a liveliness in the challenge. And I think without feeling alive and lively there can be no joy.”

“I really hope that my students discover something very personal about themselves, that they can express visually, that also can connect and has some importance to other people around them.”

“I think creating a piece of art requires a coordination of so many different parts of the self, that when they come together it’s very exciting.”

Joan:  You want flowers? I’ll show you flowers. I’m not afraid to be a woman anymore, and I don’t feel I have to compete with what men do or defend what women do. 

Jenna: So you’re actively being yourself?

Joan: Yeah. I think there’s a comes a time where you just accept it… ‘I am myself.’

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Joan Snitzer. Joan is an artist, and the Director of the Visual Arts program at Barnard College.

Listen to what Joan had to say about being a feminist artist in New York City in the 70s, nurturing her students, and finding life and joy in challenges.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 036, with Joan Snitzer.

Joan’s paintings are beautiful – check them out in person or at joansnitzer.com.

Also, if you know any young women who are applying to college tell them to check out Barnard. My time there, surrounded by incredible people and learning from Joan, still influences the way I think, work, and communicate today.

And as always – subscribe to Notes on Doing! Episodes release weekly, every Monday, on iTunes. You can also check us out on Instagram @notesondoing.

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Until next week! In the meantime, always do.

031: Sarah-Margaret Gibson, Painter
Sarah-Margaret Gibson, Official Photo

031: Sarah-Margaret Gibson, Painter

smg-nod-instagramWelcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do. My name is Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Sarah-Margaret Gibson, a contemporary realist painter. Listen to what Sarah-Margaret had to say about her remarkable paintings, perspective, and style.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 031 with Sarah-Margaret Gibson.

Check out her incredible work at SarahMargaretGibson.com.

And, follow Notes on Doing! Episodes release weekly, every Monday, on iTunes. You can also follow us on Instagram too at @notesondoing.

Until next week! In the meantime, always do.