Cody Oldham is a professional wildlife and landscape painter who lives with his family — and several mountain lions that Cody’s dad rehabilitates for return to the wild — on 20 acres in the mountains of Colorado. As you will hear in this conversation, Cody also is a rather precocious 15-year-old.
He and I talked several weeks ago. That is, before I had set up the Humanitou Podcast studio, and before we all took retreat from the coronavirus pandemic.
Cody and I recorded this conversation on my phone in a conference room above a gallery where he had a solo show of his work underway.
So when you hear the occasional noise in the background — such as a toddler in the gallery below exclaiming over Cody’s sizable wildlife work or, say, when someone walks out a door that triggers an alarm — you’ll know why.
We talk about Cody’s early start and his self-motivation, his creative influences and bold visions. We talk about his penchant for stylish men’s wear, and why he wears a tie and pocket watch even while he paints in his home studio. We talk about a number of things.
So here it is, a conversation with Cody Oldham, a young and accomplished artist with a huge horizon ahead.
Episode 83: Show Notes
Connect with Cody Oldham:
Website | codyoldham.com
Instagram | @cody_oldham_fine_art
References by Cody:
James Gurney, paleoartist and illustrator
Andrew Tischler, painter (and mentor)
Crash Course, online educational resource
“Tupac Lives” by John Bartmann | freemusicarchive.org