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Affordable on-demand online courses available now in portraiture, design, perspective, composition, anatomy, and color theory!

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I've been a fine artist and digital designer for over 20 years. As an empath, I live to encourage others to find their happy place in their studios through my Passionate Painter Podcast and workshops.

As the daughter of two entrepreneurs, I'm also on a mission to help other fine artists reach their goal of making a living as a fine artist.

Caroline Italia Carlson
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These "no-tears" online courses will help you take your painting skills to the next level; especially if you're looking to paint portraits. Learn how The Portrait Code can help you build confidence as you build your skills.

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Welcome to the Passionate Painter Podcast A podcast for all artists looking for encouragement, actionable tips, and inspiration

Painter Emily Ozier. Check out her interview on the Passionate Painter Podcast at passionatepainterpodcast.com

Laying the Groundwork for Success as an Artist With Emily Ozier

EMYO’s paintings are addicting. She tackles deep subjects with a free, loose touch that grips your attention while holding you lightly. Her paintings are buoyant with hope! Meet American Painter Emily Ozier Welcome back. Today I get to introduce you to American Artist Emily Ozier, otherwise known as “EMYO.”Emily touches on so many important elements…
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Check out my interview with painter Dan Knepper for fantastic career advice and inspiration on the Passionate Painter Podcast.

Own Your Worthiness as an Artist with Dan Knepper

Meet American Painter Dan Knepper Welcome back. I am excited to introduce you to American Painter Dan Knepper. Influenced by his background as a glass blower, Dan is fascinated by the effects of light and a master at painting light into sparkling landscapes. During our conversation, Dan provides great insight into getting your career off…
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Part 2 of my two-part interview with American Painter Amy Peterman on Passionate Painter Podcast episodes 83 and 84.

Painter Amy Peterman – Part 2: Make Creative Leaps

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PAGE FOR Part 1 of This Interview Meet American Painter Amy Peterman Welcome back. Today, I have the pleasure of sharing my interview with American Painter Amy Peterman.Amy and I met at the 2022 Waterfront Arts Festival in Escanaba, up here in the lovely Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I…
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Don't miss my interview with American Painter Amy Peterman on Passionate Painter Podcast episodes 83 and 84.

Make Creative Leaps – Painter Amy Peterman – Part 1

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PAGE FOR Part 2 of This Interview Meet American Painter Amy Peterman Welcome back. Today, I have the pleasure of sharing my interview with American Painter Amy Peterman.Amy and I met at the 2022 Waterfront Arts Festival in Escanaba, up here in the lovely Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I…
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AmAmerican Painter Jacob Bartanus speaks to Caroline Italia Carlson in part two of his Passionate Painter Podcast interview.erican Painter Jacob Bartanus speaks to Caroline Italia Carlson on Passionate Painter Podcast episode 82

Get Your Art Out There – Part 2 of Interview with American Painter Jacob Bartanus

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PAGE FOR Part 1 of This Interview Meet Painter Jacob Bartanus In this interview, I get to introduce you to my new friend Jacob Bartanus, a fellow resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.The audio file at the top of this page is for part 2 of the interview.…
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American Painter Jacob Bartanus speaks to Caroline Italia Carlson in part one of his Passionate Painter Podcast interview.

Get Your Art Out There – Part 1 of an Interview with American Painter Jacob Bartanus

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PAGE FOR Part 2 of This Interview Meet Painter Jacob Bartanus In this interview, I get to introduce you to my new friend Jacob Bartanus, a fellow resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.Jacob reached out to me with a comment about the show. I checked out his work…
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