The Thriving Christian Artist

The Thriving Christian Artist

www.matttommeymentoring.com
The official podcast of Matt Tommey Mentoring & The Worship Studio, hosted by internationally recognized artist, speaker, author and mentor Matt Tommey. The Thriving Christian Artist Podcast is for artists who want to bust through roadblocks that have …


88 - Redemption Beyond The Roadblocks: A Conversation with Artist Angela Bruch
Sep 13 • 37 min
In this episode, I sit down for an interview with Angela Bruch. Not only is Angela a great artist and a member of my Created to Thrive mentoring program, but Angela is the very definition of an Overcomer. Angela shares her deeply moving story of triumph…
87 - Transforming Mindsets: A Conversation with Artist Darrell Williams
Sep 10 • 33 min
In this episode, I sit down for an interview with a great friend of mine, Darrell Williams. Not only is he a phenomenal artist, but he is also a long-time member of my Created to Thrive mentoring program. Darrell candidly shares his mindset struggles over…
86 - Shifting Seasons: A Conversation with Artist Laura Brady
Sep 6 • 37 min
In this episode, I sit down with one of my dear friends and a member of my Created to Thrive mentoring program, Laura Brady. If any of you are one of those people who feel like the pressures of daily life are keeping you from pursuing your calling as an…
84 - Convergence & Acceleration: A Conversation with Ceramicist with Nate Hunter
Aug 30 • 38 min
In this episode, I sit down for a conversation with my friend, Nate Hunter. Nate is a talented potter and ceramicist from Kenosha, Wisconsin. In this episode, Nate talks about this season of convergence finds himself in as he has because of his…
85 - Permission to Create: A Conversation with Artist Carole Chalmers
Aug 27 • 35 min
In this episode, I sit down with one of my great friends and a member of my Created to Thrive mentoring program, Carole Chalmers. Carole, like a lot of us, spent a lot of years not giving herself permission to actually be the artists that God had called…
83 - God-Sized Dream: A Conversation with Singer and Artist, Linette Penney-Gainham
Aug 27 • 37 min
In this episode, I sit down for a conversation with my good friend, Linette Penney-Gainham. Linette is a gifted artist, songwriter, singer, and all-around creative, and in this episode, she shares her incredible story of healing, restoration, and vision…
82 – Belief is Everything: a Conversation with artist Deborah Nell
Aug 23 • 31 min
In this episode, I sit down for a conversation with Expressive Spiritual Painter, Deborah Nell. Deborah is a member of my Created to Thrive Mentoring Program, and in this episode, she tells her story of discovering how God’s Kingdom actually works and how…
81 – Illuminated Messiah: a Conversation with Artists, Tim Gagnon
Aug 20 • 31 min
This week, I sit down for a conversation with painter and teacher with Tim Gagnon. Tim shares a bit of his journey from small-town Maine to thriving as both an artist and an art teacher. Tim also started a project called The Illuminated Messiah Art…
80 – The 5-Minute Mentor: Naturally Supernatural
Aug 16 • 18 min
In this episode, I answer a question from S. Lynn who wants to know how to share her faith through her art without sounding “preach” and without losing her credibility in the marketplace as an artist.
79 – God Tweets: a Conversation with Artist, Shawna Wright
Aug 13 • 22 min
This week, I chat with Shawna Wright. Shawna shares a bit of her journey from Homeschooling Mom to an aspiring water-colorist with a growing following for her cards, calendars, and original paintings
78 – 5-Minute Mentoring: Help, My Church Just Doesn’t “Get” Me!
Aug 9 • 11 min
In this episode, I answer a question from Rose on what to do when you feel like no one in your Church gets you, your art, or your calling as an artist in God’s Kingdom.
77 – Grace Over Grind: a Conversation with Author & Mentor, Shae Bynes
Aug 6 • 37 min
This week, I get to sit down for a conversation with my good friend, Shae Bynes. Shae is an amazing speaker, author and mentor. She’s the founder and “Chief Fire Igniter” of Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur, an organization dedicated to helping individuals,…
76 – 5-Minute Mentoring: Haters Gonna Hate
Aug 2 • 11 min
In this episode, I take the time to answer a question from Kathy on how to overcome the fear of sharing your art with those who may not fully embrace your passions or appreciate the path God has you on as an Artist.
75 – Unlocked Ability: A Conversation with Painter, Marianne Schmidt
Jul 30 • 30 min
Every artist I’ve met has a unique story about their artistic journey, and my guest this week is certainly no exception. Marianne Schmidt transitioned from working in the corporate world to creating and teaching art because of an amazing transformation…
74 – 5-Minute Mentoring: Escaping Perfectionism and Embracing Excellence
Jul 26 • 13 min
In this episode, I take the time to answer a question from Chaz on how to avoid the trap of Perfectionism when creating your art and how to embrace Excellence in all that you create.
73 – It’s All About the Journey: A Conversation with Fiber Artist, Lynn Rinehart
Jul 23 • 39 min
Our lives as Kingdom Artists are often all about the journey. This week, I have the honor to interview a lifelong friend of mine, Lynn Rinehart. Lynn’s fiber art is amazing, and her online TV show for the fiber arts community is impacting lives around the…
72 – The 5-Minute Mentor: Overcoming The “Unknown Artist” Syndrome
Jul 19 • 12 min
In this episode, I take the time to answer a question from one of my listeners, Lorene, about how she can move past being an “unknown artist” and into developing a real connection with potential buyers for her art.
71 – God Must Be an Artist: a Conversation with singer and worshiper, Laura Hackett Park
Jul 16 • 28 min
Have you ever found it interesting that first way that God revealed himself to humanity was as an artist? In this episode, Matt sits down for a conversation with Laura Hackett Park as she talks about her journey as a worshiper and shares some insights…
70 – 5-Minute Mentoring: Can Dance Be Used to Bring Glory to God?
Jul 12 • 12 min
In this episode, I take the time to answer a question from one of my listeners, Cynthia, about whether or not dancing can be used for God’s Glory, both in the context of worship as well as in creative expressions outside of the church?
69 - Creating A Message of Hope with Dionne White
Jul 9 • 26 min
n this episode, Matt has a chat with artist Dionne “Dee” White as she shares the story of her journey as she creates work that evokes a sense of abundant wholeness, peace, joy, and healing, while also releasing a message of hope.
68 – The 5-Minute Mentor: How Can I Market My Art without Bragging
Jul 5 • 9 min
In this episode, I take the time to answer a question from one of my listeners, Deseree, about how she can market and promote herself and her art without slipping into bragging.
67 - Unlocking Creativity: A Conversation with Author, Speaker & Musician Faith Blatchford
Jul 2 • 35 min
I recently sat down with Author, Speaker, and Musician Faith Blatchford. Faith wrote a great book that I recommend, Creativity Sozo. In this podcast, faith talks about her life, her ministry, and the concepts of her book, where she explores a five-step…
66 – The 5-Minute Mentor: Can my Art Change the Atmosphere?
Jun 28 • 9 min
In this episode, I answer a question from one of my listeners, Kathy, on how art can potentially change the atmosphere inside of corporate worship.
65 - Made to Create: A Conversation with Alabaster Co co-founders, Brian Chung & Bryan Ye-Chung
Jun 25 • 26 min
In this episode, Matt sits down with Brian Chung & Bryan Ye-Chung, co-founders of Alabaster, to explore the intersection of creativity, beauty, and faith.
64 – The 5-Minute Mentor: How Can I Know God’s Plan for my Life and Art?
Jun 21 • 11 min
In this episode, I tackle a question I get asked all the time, How can I know God’s Plan for my Life and Art?
63 - The Art of Intercession: A Conversation with Artist & Mentor Kathleen Colussy
Jun 18 • 45 min
In this episode, Matt has a great conversation with artist, mentor, and intercessor, Kathleen Colussy about how she uses art, travel and intercession to make the kingdom of God evident on the earth today!
62 – 5-Minute Mentoring: How Do I Live In A Place of Expectancy instead of Expectation?
Jun 14 • 8 min
In this episode, I answer a great question from Rachel, a member of my Created To Thrive Mentoring Group. She wanted to know how to live out of a place of expectancy instead of a place of expectation?
61 - Called to Create with author, Jordan Raynor
Jun 11 • 31 min
In this episode, Matt has a conversation with best-selling author and serial entrepreneur, Jordan Raynor on what it means to see your creative vocation as a work of service to both God and others. They discuss the common disconnect artists often feel with…
60 – 5-Minute Mentoring: Tithing vs Giving - As an artist what do I do?
Jun 7 • 10 min
In this episode, I answer a question from one of my listeners, Monique, on how she should tithe on the income she gets from creating and selling art.
59 - Visible, Connected and Loved: A Conversation with Painter, Brian Peterson
Jun 4 • 34 min
In this episode, Matt chats with artist, Brian Peterson. Brian founded Faces of Santa Ann, a non- profit organization that seeks to befriend and paint portraits of the homeless community in Santa Ana, CA. Then they sell the artwork and use proceeds to…
58 – 5-Minute Mentoring: How Do I Find My Artistic Focus?
May 31 • 9 min
In this episode, I answer a pair of question from both Irene and Mary on, How to narrow down and find my unique artistic focus.
57 - Visual Voice with Artist, Ruth Truttmann
May 28 • 23 min
In this episode, Matt speaks with Swiss artist and influencer Ruth Truttmann about her journey as a prophetic artist and understanding God’s desire to release transformation through her life and art. They also discuss the conference Ruth started in…
56 – 5-Minute Mentoring: How Can I Tell If I’m on The Right Track?
May 24 • 10 min
In this episode, I answer the timeless question, How do I tell if I’m on the right track and if I’m not how does God confirm that for me?
55 – Beauty Matters: A Conversation with Artist, Painter, Nurturer, and Dreamer, Gina Hurry
May 21 • 25 min
In this episode, Matt chats with artist, Gina Hurry who is both an amazing painter as well as the founder and executive director of InSpero. Inspero is a non-profit organization that exists to support the growth of creative community in and around the…
54 – 5-Minute Mentoring: Is it OK To Sell Art That God Inspired Your To Create?
May 17 • 8 min
In this episode, I answer a question from Miriam, one of our Thriving Christian Artists Facebook Group Members: Is it OK for me to sell art that God inspired me to create?
53 – Finding Authenticity: A Conversation with Singer Songwriter Bryan Morykon
May 14 • 37 min
In this episode, Matt has a conversation with singer songwriter, Brian Morykon about his life, his faith, and his journey as an artist.
52 – 5-Minute Mentoring: Do You Need A Contract To Sell Art or Art Commissions?
May 10 • 10 min
In this episode of the 5-Minute Mentor, I answer the question about whether or not you need a contract when selling art or commissions to your clients.
51 – Creating With The Creator: A Conversation with Artist & Author, Ashley Rogers
May 7 • 33 min
In this episode, I chat with Ashley Rogers, She is the founder and director of Created Ministry which started in 2015 with the heart to connect people with the heart of God through the creative arts.
50 - 5-Minute Mentoring : How Do I Get People To My Art Opening?
May 3 • 8 min
In this episode, Matt answers the question: How do I get people to my art opening?
49 - The Struggle for Sonship Part 2 with Matt Tommey
Apr 30 • 36 min
In this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist, I share the part two of my message series on what it means to be an artist in the Kingdom of God. In this message, I explore the curse of the “starving artist” and how you can overcome the lies of the…
48 - Wondering If You’re A “Real Artist”?
Apr 26 • 9 min
Matt Tommey teaches on how you know if you’re a real artist and how to grow in that gift!
47 - The Struggle for Sonship Part 1 with Matt Tommey
Apr 23 • 35 min
In this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist, I share the part one of my message series on what it means to be an artist in the Kingdom of God. In this message, I explore the curse of the “starving artist” and how you can overcome the lies of the…
46 - Born to Teach: A conversation with Artist and Teacher, Bryn Gillette
Apr 16 • 41 min
In this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist podcast, I talk with Painter and Teacher, Bryn Gillette. Bryn shares the story of his journey and development as a both a believer and an artist.
45 - The Art Of Heaven: A Conversation With Prophetic Artist Janice VanCronkhite
Apr 9 • 38 min
In this episode of the Thriving Chrisian Artist podcast, I sit down for an interview with prophetic arts pioneer Janice VanCronkite as she shares her story and the story of her journey into prophetic painting.
44 - Prospering Artists, Not Starving Artists: with Matt Tommey
Apr 2 • 45 min
In this episode of the Thriving Chrisian Artist podcast, I share on the whole topic of Kingdom Finances and how to begin receiving the provision that God has for you as an artist in His Kingdom.
43 - Forced Out, Freed, and Completely Transformed: A Conversation with Artist & Influencer Casey Corbin
Mar 26 • 38 min
In this episode of the Thriving Chrisitan Artist Podcast, I sit down for a conversation with my friend Casey Corbin. Casey is both an amazing artist and an influencer in the whole acrylic pouring world. Casey shares his story of personal, artistic, and…
42 - Accelerate Your Creativity: The Shift to With, A Conversation with Author, Allen Arnold
Mar 19 • 37 min
In this podcast, Matt sits down for an interview with author, coach, and mentor, Allen Arnold. Allen is the author of The Story of With, a powerful allegory that is your roadmap for dreaming with God, and it’s your invitation into deeper identity,…
41 - Caught Not Taught: A Conversation with Acrylic Collage Artist, Mary Martin
Mar 12 • 32 min
In this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist Podcast, Matt interviews Acrylic Artist, Mary Martin as she talks about her life, her art and her journey of creating with the Holy Spirit.
40 - Faith is the Substance: Co-laboring with the Father to see His Kingdom Come with Matt Tommey – Part 2
Mar 5 • 33 min
In this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist Podcast, Matt shares the 2nd part of a recent message on the Kingdom of God. Whether you are called as an artist, in business, government or home this message will give you critical insight into how you can…
39 - Faith is the Substance: Co-laboring with the Father to see His Kingdom Come with Matt Tommey – Part 1
Feb 26 • 29 min
In this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist Podcast, Matt shares the 1st part of a recent message on the Kingdom of God. Whether you are called as an artist, in business, government or home this message will give you critical insight into how you can…
38 - Wholeness, Liberty, & Harmony: A Conversation with Author, Artist, and Dancer, Marlita Hill
Feb 19 • 35 min
In this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist Podcast, Matt sits down for a talk with Marlita Hill as she shares how she uses her God-given artistic gifts in the marketplace.
37 - Play with the Colors: A Conversation with Mixed Media Artist, Mayra Pankow
Feb 12 • 31 min
IIn this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist Podcast, Matt chats with Mayra Pankow, a mixed media artist from Dusseldorf, Germany. In this episode Mayra shares a bit of her story as well as a glimpse into what God is doing in and through the arts in…
36 - Stepping Out of the Boat: A Conversation with Author, Artist, and Entrepreneur, Shelly Hitz
Feb 5 • 27 min
In this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist Podcast, Matt talks with Shelley Hitz as she shares a bit of her story of stepping out of the boat in order to pursue everything that God has for her.
35 - Healed and Free: A Conversation with Teacher, Author, and Transformational Consultant, Mark DeJesus Part 2
Jan 29 • 33 min
In this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist Podcast, Matt shares the 2nd part of his conversation with Mark DeJesus as they talk about life, transformation, and breaking free from rejection and entering into the fullness of God’s love, healing, and…
34 - Healed and Free: A Conversation with Teacher, Author, and Transformational Consultant, Mark DeJesus Part 1
Jan 22 • 26 min
In this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist Podcast, Matt shares the 1st part of his conversation with Mark DeJesus as they talk about life, transformation, and breaking free from rejection and entering into the fullness of God’s love, healing, and…
33 - Sing with Colour: A Conversation with Mixed Media Painter, Kate Green
Jan 15 • 31 min
In this episode, Matt has a conversation Kate Green, a mixed-media painter from the UK as she shares how her faith and art come together as a natural expression of worship.
32 - Find Balance Between Spirituality and Art: A Conversation with Western Artist, C. Michael Dudash
Jan 8 • 33 min
In this episode, Matt has a conversation with nationally recognized artist, C. Michael Dudash about his life, his faith, and his art. Over his 40+ year career as a full-time artist, Michael has found am effective balance between his life as a believer and…
31 - How the Kingdom Works Part 2
Dec 19, 2018 • 20 min
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30 - How the Kingdom Works Part 1
Dec 11, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode, the first of a two part series, Matt shares his insights and experiences on how the Kingdom of God works and what it means to be a son or daughter as well as an artist in His Kingdom.
29 - Creativity: Where Heaven Intersects Earth Part 2
Dec 4, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode, Matt explores how all creative expression is designed by God to be an intersection point where people encounter the Glory of the Lord.
28 - Creativity: Where Heaven Intersects Earth Part - 1
Nov 27, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode, Matt explores how all creative expression is designed by God to be an intersection point where people encounter the Glory of the Lord. You’ll learn the connection between faith and creativity, specifically how God lives in the creat…
27 - True Identity: Resonating with God’s Song Part 2 with Matt Tommey
Nov 20, 2018 • 30 min
In this episode, Matt explores how your true identity is found by resonating with the song God has been singing over you since the day you were created.
26 - True Identity: Resonating with God’s Song Part 1 with Matt Tommey
Nov 13, 2018 • 30 min
In this episode, Matt explores how your true identity is found by resonating with the song God has been singing over you since the day you were created.
25 - Mindset is Everything: A Conversation with Contemporary Artist, Paulette Insall
Nov 6, 2018 • 25 min
A Conversation with Contemporary Artist, Paulette Insall
24 - Speaking Louder Than Fear: An Evening with Writer, Poet, Speaker Joel McKerrow Part 2
Oct 30, 2018 • 34 min
In this second episode of two, Joel McKerrow talks about his journey as he pushed past his own fears and other’s perceptions as he fully embraced his calling as a performing poet.
23 - Speaking Louder Than Fear: An Evening with Writer, Poet, Speaker Joel McKerrow Part 1
Oct 23, 2018 • 34 min
In this first episode of two, Joel McKerrow talks about his journey as he pushed past his own fears and other’s perceptions as he fully embraced his calling as a performing poet.
22 - Out of the Box: A Conversation with Artist, Pat Butynski
Oct 9, 2018 • 29 min
A Conversation with Artist, Pat Butynski
21 - Light Passing Through: A Conversation with Dialuminist Painter, Stephen St. Claire.
Oct 2, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode, Matt has a conversation with artist, Stephen St. Claire about his journey from a hobbyist with a full-time job to thriving artist that has embraced and his true God-given identity as an artist.
20 - Blowing Glass: A Conversation with Glass Artist, John Almaguer
Sep 25, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode, Matt has a conversation with Glass Artist, John Almaguer about following his passion as he grew and emerged as a Spirit-filled and led artist.
19 -The Struggle for Sonship Part 2 with Matt Tommey
Sep 18, 2018 • 36 min
In this episode, Matt shares part two of his message on how Creativity is where the divine nature of God as the Creator intersects the hearts and lives of mankind here on earth.
18 - The Struggle for Sonship - Part 1 with Matt Tommey
Sep 11, 2018 • 30 min
In this episode, Matt shares part one of his message on how Creativity is where the divine nature of God as the Creator intersects the hearts and lives of mankind here on earth.
17 - The Creative Life: A Conversation with Artist, Jacob Daniels
Sep 4, 2018 • 38 min
In this episode, Matt has a conversation with Oil Painter, Woodworker, and Art Entrepreneur, Jacob Daniels about family, faith, and his journey to becoming a kingdom artist and art entrepreneur.
16 - Coming Back to Art: A Conversation with Oil Painter, Cindy Walton
Aug 28, 2018 • 21 min
A Conversation with Contemporary Oil & Cold Wax Painter, Cindy Walton
15 - Step of Faith - A Conversation with Ceramic Artist, Clive Earnhart
Aug 20, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode, Matt talks with emerging ceramic artist Clive Earnhart. It’s a fascinating conversation as they discuss Clive’s journey to stepping out in faith and following his lifelong dream of becoming a full-time, vocational artist.
14 - I am an Artist - A Conversation with Hyper-Realism Artist, Heather Bradbury
Aug 14, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode, Matt has a conversation with Australian artist, Heather Bradbury who is an incredible hyperrealistic painter, teacher and mentor to artists.
13 - Knowing Papa’s Heart: A Conversation with Painter & Musician, Aeron Brown
Aug 7, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode, Matt Tommey has a conversation with painter, mixed media artist and musician, Aeron Brown. Aeron shares his heart on all things creative and the Kingdom of God. It’s a truly inspiring conversation.
12 - Knowing the Seasons of Life - A Conversation with Artist, Joy Morykon
Jun 18, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode, Matt Tommey has a conversation with Tampa, Florida artist, Joy Morykon.
11 - Stitched Together - A Conversation with Fiber Artist & Painter, Lorie McCown
Jun 11, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode, Matt Tommey has a conversation with contemporary fiber artist & painter, Lorie McCown.
10 - All Things Work Together - A Conversation with Artist, Philip DeAngelo
Jun 4, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode, Matt Tommey talks with artist and gallery owner, Philip DeAngelo.
9 - Walking in Favor, Nurturing the Dream - A Conversation with Artist, Jan Tetsutani
May 28, 2018 • 25 min
A Conversation with Artist Jan Tetsutani
8 - The Power of Imagination (Part 2)
May 24, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode, Matt Tommey teaches on the Power of Imagination.
7 - The Power of Imagination (Part 1)
May 23, 2018 • 23 min
Matt Tommey teaches about the power of imagination.
6 - It Takes Two: A Conversation with Ceramicists, Margie & Lonnie Johnson
May 22, 2018 • 40 min
A Conversation with Ceramicists, Margie & Lonnie Johnson
5 - An Unlikely Path with Mixed Media Artist, Amy Smith
May 15, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode, Matt Tommey talks with mixed media artist, Amy Smith.
4 - Is My Art More Than Refrigerator Art?
May 11, 2018 • 20 min
Does my art even have the capacity to sell in the marketplace?
3 - How to Sell Your Art & Where to Sell Your Art
May 10, 2018 • 16 min
2 Big Questions: How to Sell Your Art & Where to Sell Your Art
2 - The Bridge - Stepping Into Your Dream of Becoming an Artist
May 9, 2018 • 19 min
The Bridge: Stepping Into Your Dream of Becoming an Artist
1 - Welcome to the Thriving Christian Artist Podcast!
May 8, 2018 • 11 min
Matt shares his heart about this new podcast for Christian artists.