On this 36th episode of the podcast Chris travels to Carlsbard, California to interview his artist friend Mike Maxwell. Maxwell is a painter.


They talk about his new mural at the Nixon HQ in Carlsbad, California, the business of making murals, Denver’s art scene, art as creative problem-solving, similarities between extreme sports and art, San Diego’s benefits and drawbacks, opening up visual perceptions, finding niches that appreciate art, lessons from jiu-jitsu, how they met at En Masse during Miami Art Basel, dealing with egos, trusting the Universe, materials, mixing ink and paint, Montana’s Fluid Acrylic Paint, how Mike learned to make art working for Shepard Fairey, teaching and sharing processes, artistic inspirations and bombing trains, train culture, changing styles and finding new subjects in art, psychedelic influences in art, false confidence under psychedelics, smokin’ weed, Mike Giant, Mike Maxwell’s podcast Live Free, his documentary Working Class, talking to artist friends and making podcasts, the Joe Rogan Experience, making Joe Rogan’s logo, knowing your own flaws, humility and self-deprecation, celebrtiy effects, and how isolation and quarantine help artistic creation.

LINKS FOR ::: Episode #36 – Mike Maxwell

Spotify apps: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2hua1MBfsutKLKVwOnqJoD?si=016baf9afc9d4197

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/36-mike-maxwell/id1587789118?i=1000544483932

Anchor.fm (by Spotify): https://anchor.fm/chris-dyer8/episodes/36–Mike-Maxwell-e1bg6sh

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWDkarhT3Us&list=PLvgZ9cdCiQFKWZMkauhoVYrEnssL9Ob_R&index=6

LINKS FOR ::: The Creative Friends Podcast by Chris Dyer

Spotify apps: https://open.spotify.com/show/5vewO6T2yPl71kxp5feosN?si=589f8041420f4019

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chris-dyers-creative-friends/id1587789118

Anchor.fm (by Spotify): https://anchor.fm/chris-dyer8/

Entire YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvgZ9cdCiQFKWZMkauhoVYrEnssL9Ob_R