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Painter Files Podcast

145 EpisodesProduced by Jawara BlakeWebsite

A life journey of the painter Jawara Blake. Full of art school stories and the philosophy of inking. You can find me on my website.

145 Episodes | 2018 - 2023

Season 5 is coming ink

December 1st, 2023


Hola Galeras, How you been? I’m good, a little tired but happy. I missed this so we are coming back for season 5. The book is good and the family is …

Diabetes ink

August 9th, 2023


A chapter in my life but not a final chapter. I have so many paintings to do.

Artisan Wellness Project – The Covered Market

We are better then AI art ink

July 19th, 2023


The film was called Huracían Ramírez vs. La Piñata Enchilada. Feel free to check it out. I hope you are well and enjoy the show.

Artisan Wellness Project – The Covered Market

Anticapitalista ink

June 28th, 2023


What a title, I know. We talk about being an artist and how it is not linked to how much you sell but how it makes you feel.

Proceed ink

June 7th, 2023


Hola Galeras, I’m here and proud to tell you we are going back to a weekly schedule. I have so much to tell you about and is amazing. Let’s paint, …

Expiring dreams and movies ink

May 12th, 2023


Im taking a break from the normal PFP. I love my podcast but I feel silly and enjoy watching movies so here we are. This episode will be focused of Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic”.

Stop Light ink

April 25th, 2023


My ghosts are haunting me a little but that is normal this time of year. They inspire me in a lot of ways. My connections made real art.

Stop light ink

April 14th, 2023


Hola Galeras, I hope you are well. I’m good. My ghosts are haunting me a little but that is normal this time of year. They are inspiration in a lot …

Shake it out ink

March 28th, 2023


Hola Galeras, I have missed our little talks. A lot of concepts on how to be happy as well as how to find success in art.

Legacy ink

March 13th, 2023


Hola Galeras, hope you are well. I’m good. Today’s podcast is about growing older as an artist and focusing on what you want so you don’t feel stuck. …

Yas ink

February 28th, 2023


Hola Galeras, hope you are well. I’m ok. Feeling good again. Making art and living life as a double cat dad. I’m lucky that way. My brushes are ready …

Be the seed ink

February 20th, 2023


Hola Galeras, I hope you are well. This is my first show back from being sick. I’m ok, thank you for all you letters. You are amazing. Today I talk …

Abuelo’s engines ink

February 7th, 2023


The pequeño podcasts continue😳. Lots of painter news and a few check ins. If you would like to support the podcast, please rate and comment and …

Even less Ai art ink

January 27th, 2023


Back by popular demand! I shit talk Ai art some more plus celebrate great minds. Check out my links for the channel.

I dream of dead mice ep 2

January 19th, 2023


Hola Galeras, So I liked do the dream episode so much I did it again. They feel so true and insightful for me. I learn as you learn so we learn stuff …

Calma Ink

January 6th, 2023


If I'm lucky I get to see my good dreams come true. 

Today's episode is an old favorite of the pod, it's known by some as  a special limb of the pod …

No Ai ink

December 12th, 2022


Such a long week Galeras. I hope you are well and beautiful in life. In this episode we talk about Ai art. Enjoy the ride.

Hands and feet ink

November 28th, 2022


Hola Galeras, I am here and so are you. Thing talked about in weird artista ways. Lots of it. My links

I came to leave scars ink

November 14th, 2022


The great article by Apothesis art came out and I’m so happy. I hope you are having a great week. …

pequeno zine

October 30th, 2022


These beautiful moments are almost done with the zine. I’m excited because I’m almost done. It feels like a long journey. Here are some links to …

4x pequeño

October 21st, 2022


A lovely podcast in season 4 of the pequeño podcast. Hope it finds you well. My links

Lil pequeño

October 16th, 2022


Another small cast for my Galeras. I hope your enjoying these. Today we talk about healing from trauma and how you grow from it as an artist. My links

Mas pequeno

October 6th, 2022


A beautiful week. A few thoughts and lots of inspiration.

Pequeno (small) ink

September 29th, 2022


We are back in a different way. The new season is going to full of pequeno podcasts. a PFPP, I’ll never get that right the first try. 😂😂😂. My …

A check in ink

August 17th, 2022


Hola Galeras, just quick story about crows and that I miss you. I’ll be back fully soon. Until then.

Purest form ink

July 15th, 2022


Last episode of the season! I hope you enjoyed season 3. We will be back for season four (I will be back for season 4.) My links

Paella ink

July 5th, 2022


A very fireworks filled episode. I even give you my favorite Paella recipe. My links

3 way ink

June 27th, 2022


So many ways to learn how to be an artist. Lots of hacks to help you keep your artwork nice and pretty. Just learning and passing on lessons. My links

Juneteenth ink

June 20th, 2022


A beautiful celebration of Black Americans part of American history. My links

Time and space fear ink

June 13th, 2022


Hola Galeras, I hope you are well. I’m doing good. I keep chasing this idea of having enough paper and that is madness. There is never enough. I see …

The inside of a jacket ink

June 6th, 2022


I learned to believe in myself in the past few years. Fear is natural but not something that should control you. My links

Big big energy ink

May 30th, 2022


Hola Galeras, it’s me. Who else would it be? I’m learning to be more like the ocean with my art. It’s a nice feeling. My links

Connectivity 2 ink

May 16th, 2022


Hola Galeras, I hope the week was nice to you. I feel very tired because we did a lot of stuff to fix up the condo but it’s nice to get it done. This …

This life of ink and paint

May 9th, 2022


We got the carpets done this week! I’m excited and so are the cats. A lot of little things are coming together. My links

It’s a leap of faith ink

May 3rd, 2022


Hola Galeras, The best advice I ever got as an artist was “let people know you are an artista.” My links

Perpetuated ink

April 25th, 2022


Hola Galeras, this one a great episode about vida y trabajo. ( life and work) how I got past things to get to where I am now. I hope you enjoy. My …

Crab ink

April 19th, 2022


I had an amazing adventure across a bridge today with my family. It was nice and it gave me perspective. I want to make a place for artist that is made to help other artists. …

Gente ink

March 28th, 2022


Life and art run hand in hand. So much is going on. We started a gofundme. Please share My links

Figure studies ink

March 22nd, 2022


Today’s PF art school story is about figure modeling. Drawing them and being one too. I hope you enjoy. My links

Connectivity ink

March 8th, 2022


I feel like we are all in the same spots. We want to live nice lives and feel like we are useful. Today on the podcast I tackle connectivity and in …

Character study ink

February 28th, 2022


A great journey into the Painter Files today. A long time ago I figured out a secret to being a successful painter and now I’m trying to unlearn it …

Journey to the center of happiness ink

February 22nd, 2022


My journey to grow bigger is constant. I’m really focused on giving my best as a person and a painter. My links

Being a bathtub ink

February 14th, 2022


I promise the title will make sense after you listen. Jajaja It’s a very chill out week with a great art story to boot.

Good energy ink

February 7th, 2022


All in all a great podcast episode. A few great projects in the works. All the love to professor Spotswood. My links

Intrepid traveler ink

February 1st, 2022


Hola Galeras, It was a WEEK! I did an interview and painted some stuff. All very beautiful. My links

Hair spray ink

January 24th, 2022


In art school I didn't have a lot of money so I learned a great hack to survive.

Hair spray ink Painter Files Podcast story

January 24th, 2022


I learned so much in art school but the best thing I learned was the life hacks of not spending all the money I had to save a painting. 

How long? Not long

January 17th, 2022


Happy MLK day! Today on the podcast I talk about art school and of course MLK jr. My links

Brazilian berry tea ink

January 11th, 2022


Hola Galeras, so it’s a another week in the life of a painter. I’m working on having a great life. Feel like that is a big thing with in it self. …

In yourself and beyond yourself ink

January 3rd, 2022


Óla Galeras, today we talk about my feelings in the season of making, art projects and even dreams. Enjoy and thank you for joining me here. links

I dream of dead mice 12/30. The lady

December 30th, 2021


I dreamt of a dream of one of you I think. Let’s talk about it.

Bossa fingers of sleeping animals ink

December 21st, 2021


The end of the year, feeling beautiful and tired. Mucho casada. I wish you all a gorgeous holiday. links

Traveling man ink

December 7th, 2021


A family weekend for me. Saw lights and made lots of jokes. Remembering a holiday at art school as a traveler. Link,

Mural check in

November 18th, 2021


So I painted a mural this week and I’m very tired but I still want to give you a check in so you know how I was doing.

Ink connectivity

November 8th, 2021


Hola mi Gente, I hope you are well. I just got my shot and am tired but happy. I found a forest of lady bugs this afternoon. Links to my work. …

Almost halloween

October 25th, 2021


Hola Galeras, today we talk about art school stories and growing up as an artist in NC. links

“Th air” ink

October 11th, 2021


Answer a few questions from Twitter and the email (, plus talk about fighting seasonal depression. Here are a few links to enjoy my works more. links

Being happy in my existence… ink

October 4th, 2021


My commission seasons are fun but hard for me. I have had good ones and bad ones. This is how I work. Also please join my Patreon.

Mon is the world snake ink

September 13th, 2021


How do you find success as an artist? Look with in yourself. Www.jawsblake

Lovecraft ink

September 7th, 2021


We honor Michael K. Williams in this episode. Tell a few art stories and share the love. Please pick up a copy of my book.

Side episode for Dreamers

September 5th, 2021


I do dream of dead mice but also conversations with the Gods. A conversation with The Dreamer of Lovecraft.

Ink Dream job

August 30th, 2021


Hola Gente,
This epsiode is a love letter to all of you. I want to make things bigger and better everytime and so here are some of my ideas.
also here …

Ink Uncle

August 16th, 2021


New book and sadly a loss in the family. One step up to honor my Uncle Eric. He was always supportive and I’ll miss him. Also my new book is …

GENTE art book is here.

August 14th, 2021


My new art book is out. Please go check it out my Gente.

Ink Summer abstract

August 2nd, 2021


I went away for a week to rest and see my mom. I had a lot of ideas about life and art while I was gone. Here are a few. Also if you would like to …

Ink plants

July 20th, 2021


I get a lot of the same questions at the email for the podcast so I thought this would be a great time to make a FAQ episode. All emails for the …

Inkmeal cookies

July 12th, 2021


Working on my next book and finding out where my art comes from and a oatmeal cookie snack.

Ink books

July 6th, 2021


Today I talked about a lot of interest in kind of art facts, current events and also about my new up-and-coming podcast. So I hope you enjoy. You can also check out my YouTube channel and Patreon. Both are Jawara Blake.

Ink highway

June 28th, 2021


I back for real this time. Lots of painter stories and a new book coming out. Also don’t forget to pick up my first book Painter Files

Peppermint café

June 22nd, 2021


A soft comeback from yours truly. Growing up in odd ways. Art is all a journey as is life.

Pfp meditation

June 8th, 2021


My dog passed away so I’m taking some time off but I didn’t want to leave you wanting so I made a mediation for you.

The do over, 108.5

May 31st, 2021


So the last episode had a bit of a hiccup but I feel like this is it’s replacement it makes me happy that I have the opportunity to do it. Music by

Ink coffee

May 24th, 2021


Intro by infamousspace on Fiverr. Episode 108 is about art and living as a painter.

Old house vibes

May 4th, 2021


I traveled to my other childhood home and had my first meal in years with my father and talked about life, art and the pursuit of happiness. Children of Earth art print.

A meditation moment

May 3rd, 2021


This is a meditation that you can use as many times as you like to relax. A stand alone. Enjoy

Washing ink hands

April 26th, 2021


A check in and a walkabout with a dish of meditation. All the best parts of PFP.

Live, life coffee

April 12th, 2021


Went on a walk today Gente. Did a little mediation and talked about my new projects I’m working on.

Finger print popsicle

April 5th, 2021


Working on some art and photography as well as my mental health.

Paint water runs

March 29th, 2021


Óla Galeras, This is a special mid month episode. They are shorter but beautiful still. I address what it’s like to make art and no not sell …

Oatmeal ink

March 23rd, 2021


Óla Galeras, I’ve been resting and then painting again since my birthday. The inspiration is on high. I try to answer some of your questions in this one. My Patreon link;

The journey to the center of the focus.

March 8th, 2021


Óla Galeras, Today’s epsiosde is about finding and balancing my focus on all my different projects. Also if you would like to pic up a print

Painter files podcast jpeg

February 22nd, 2021


Óla Gente, A quick reminder that this Winter season is hard and you are not alone. I love you and we will get through this together. Help is available
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

100th episode aka Raining Frogs

February 1st, 2021


Óla Gente, We made it! It’s so much fun to have reached 100 episodes. I am still learning but it feels good to have come this fare. Here is my Patreon: I love …

Everything cost two arms and three legs.

January 20th, 2021


Learning how to price art lessons and what happened with the fire.

DOOM was his name. All caps

January 4th, 2021


A hero dies and you pick the parts you want to remember to inspire you. They are powerful and painful but also beautiful. …

Question of the week 12/27/20

December 28th, 2020


What anime or manga are you into in 2020? What is keeping your interest? What about it is grabbing you? Send your answers to

Just breath and be helpful to yourself

December 21st, 2020


Just be ok will stillness and in the stillness you will find motion in your arts. Plus pick up a new mask.

Get up, stand up

December 9th, 2020


Today I talk about space and flowing of artist in living communities.

PAinter files questions.

December 1st, 2020


What is your first art projects you remember as a kid?

Art on all sides

November 23rd, 2020


Óla Galeras. Today we tell some art stories and talk with a special guest Hannah Cherry. It’s going to be a …

In the time of match stick people

November 9th, 2020


Keeping the talk about the color spectrum and life in general as a painter. Follow my journey as a Afrolatinx painter.

Ink is art

October 26th, 2020


Made so much this week. It’s wild how much I can make when I really need to. I love how my inks flow.

Life in the lights

October 12th, 2020


Season 3 is booming. Thanks you to all the new Galeras! This podcast keeps growing and it’s amazing to me. This episode is about painting and making. Shock.

Dreaming of dead mice and Inktober

September 21st, 2020


Welcome back to season 3 of the Pfp!!!! I missed you and can’t wait to tell you all the things I have been up to.

The way we are.

September 15th, 2020


Another in between episode before season 3 starts. Life is a rock covered in honey.

How is a Rose like a water ballon?

July 27th, 2020


You guessed it Galeras, it’s a Q and A episode. I really enjoyed this one and I hope I get a lot of the ideas out of my head and into yours.

Love in the time of a virus

July 20th, 2020


Óla Galeras, Hope you are well. I’m good. Lots to talk about today. Enjoy the ride.

Fixing colorism in the art world one brush at a time.

July 6th, 2020


We tackle a bit in this episode like colorism in art. I hope you find it interesting and beautiful.

Love and opportunity

June 25th, 2020


Happy Juneteenth! These days not much to celebrate but this is one thing we will. Art is love and opportunity.

Dear monsters, enough is enough.

June 8th, 2020


The is a heavy place. It's not a new thing to most of us people of color. It's not at all a new thing to Black people in America and really even most …

Night time is the right time for atre.

May 26th, 2020


So much happens every week. I create something as I watch the world tick on. A lot of adventures in painting and photography.

Piere and Kat changed the world

May 11th, 2020


I've been making for so long I forget to look back and study how everything goes back together. How I make more sideways and backwards and how I learned to do them.

all my links to my work.

Q and A from the Murder

April 28th, 2020


I see myself in this like a dream. I got some fun answers to all the questions you asked. I really enjoy doing these. Thank you to everyone who sent …

Working on my book in the sleeping world

April 14th, 2020


Sometimes you make time for your work and others it makes time for you. 

episode 82 Art in the time of popsicles

March 31st, 2020


Last two weeks have been really busy. I've been making a lot of things to keep people entertained who are stuck at home. Weird photography I call …

Life and times of paint brushes

March 16th, 2020


This week we have a birthday playlist, a tiny celebration of me to you from me to you.

The red Whale

March 2nd, 2020


I walked around with my cameras and took in the world and the world took me back into her.

A walk in the neighborhood

February 17th, 2020


I walked up and down the very long street I live on and took so many photos in this podcast episode. I’m also working on my secret project a lot today.

A crow in a coffee cup.

February 6th, 2020


This week I talk about art school stories, shock. I’m working on prints and paintings for the coming convention in May. Handmade hard worker.

Paper boats into the sun.

January 20th, 2020


Making art for a few weeks in 2020. A little history listen about art and MLK.

Whiskey easel

December 28th, 2019


End of the new celebration and reflection in a pool of paint water.

Chew chew pencil paint brushes

December 13th, 2019


We finally do a Q and A. Plus lots of turkey day stories.

Fat city was next door to a ghost town

November 14th, 2019


Lots of art stories in this one. Hope you enjoy.

We only draw fun here.

October 30th, 2019


I spend a few weeks working on art that inspired me and loving the art around me.

The boxer drawing

October 15th, 2019


Full week and time skips in my life got me here. Enjoy the stories.

Painter Files podcast version 2.0 “Inktober blue”

October 6th, 2019


Óla Galeras, I’m working on my book again and Inktober paintings. Enjoy my journey with me.

Painter Files podcast 2.0 “little crowd”

September 11th, 2019


Build up and fall out from the big closing show. Hope you had a great week. Time keeps moving forwards.

Painter Files Podcast 2.0 “la gajo “

September 3rd, 2019


I time traveled a bit in this one. Little bit of little Jawara carnival stories mixed with art hopes. Enjoy and I love you Galeras.

Painter Files podcast 2.0 knee kittens

August 20th, 2019


So it’s been a while and I missed you. So so much to cover and so much to joke about as I ponder the inner workings of my mind.

Painter Files Podcast 2.0 inside lights

July 24th, 2019


This week I talk about life and flexibility as an artist.

Painter Files Podcast 2.0 “skeleton bob”

July 8th, 2019


A check in on all you have missed in the world of the lucid painter.

Special thanks from Painter a Files Podcast . Season 3 is coming

July 6th, 2019


I had a great month of sales from the art show and it just keeps coming. I am so lucky and happy. Thank you all and I love you.

Painter files podcast ep 61 life in yhe grey

April 29th, 2019


Ola Galeras, hope you are well. This episode is about getting comissions and how I look at them.

Painter Files Podcast ep 60 - my lemon bones

March 26th, 2019


Just finished a shoe commission. So much art coming along.

Painter Files podcast episode 59 -tune of cats

March 11th, 2019


It’s episode 59! I’m doing my art thing and telling you about art school stories.

Painter Files Podcast ep 58. Big day for tattooed hands.

March 1st, 2019


I got a new tattoo and took on a new project as a thank you.

Painter files podcast episode 57

February 12th, 2019


We go into a painting as its being made.

Painter Files Podcast ep 56 work, work, work

January 29th, 2019


Life has this part to it that makes you work to the bone but why do we do that? What do we get from it?

Ep 55 pfp snow days

January 14th, 2019


Working on great art and fun times in my studio.

Painter Files Podcast ep 54 6 of 30

January 3rd, 2019


Happy New Year Galeras! I love you all and hope everything is going great for you. This episode is about my 6 of 30 project. It s the title of my new book coming in March.

Painter Files Podcast ep 53 life, love and paintering.

December 16th, 2018


Painter Files Podcast ep 53. Life is painting and painting is life.

Epic 52 The Goose of creativity.

December 9th, 2018


The episode is about my little cat Goose that just pasted, and how she was apart of my creative ways.

Painter Files Podcast ep 51.5 my favorite podcast ever recorded is ep 41.

November 15th, 2018


Some of you have been with me since episode 1 and some are new here, so I’m giving you my favorite episode with Alec Blake as my co host. Ep 42 a recasting. Enjoy.

Painter Files Podcast ep 51. Vote for art programs!

November 5th, 2018


This episode I talk about art school and how voting and elections changed how artist make. Plus a heads up on my next painting I’m working on. Email …

Painter Files Podcast ep 50

October 28th, 2018


episode 50 of the Pfp. I talk about paintings and ways of making and an art school story to boot. Enjoy.

Episode 48

October 22nd, 2018


Painter Files Podcast art school stories.

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