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#011 HOW TO WRITE AN ARTIST STATEMENT

An Artist Statement is a document that articulates WHO you are, describes WHAT you do and voices the 'WHY' behind your art. It draws your art viewer into a more personal and in-depth experience of your art. 

This builds trust and adds value which are important ingredients when promoting and selling your art.


11 Reasons why an ARTIST STATEMENT is important


1.   You are declaring that who you are and what you do is important,
2.   It shows that you have a professional...

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#010 HOW TO SELL YOUR ART

Does the word 'sales' or 'marketing' cause you to break out in a sweat and get you running for the hills.

You are not alone!

The endless possibilities we have through social media and internet can leave artists feeling overwhelmed and it is difficult to know where and to whom to sell your art.

This is the reason I am so excited about connecting with Art Consultant, Philipp Döbeli.

Philipp is a Swiss businessman who loves helping artists sell and market their work.

In this podcast he...

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#09 ARTIST SUCCESS STORY - MARION DE JONG

Artist, author and teacher, Marion de Jong, shares her inspiring story of how she  left her life as a secretary in pursuit of her passion for art and creativity.

Even though she took art classes for years Marion was never satisfied with the results and this left her frustrated and unhappy about her art

Something was missing and on a trip to Italy she realised what it was.

This trip and her new found insights set her on a new path and it not only changed the way she executed her art but...

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#08 HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST

 

 There is no golden rule when is comes to creating successfully. You have to find out what works for you. In this episode I will share 10 practical things artist can do to find a steady flow in their creativity and set themselves up for success.

So put down your brushes and pens, grab a cup of coffee and listen in.

Key Insights

This episode is wonderfully practical and doable. Here are a few key insights on how to be a successful artist: 

>>[0:10] Picasso was the first...

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FIND YOUR CREATIVE GROOVE

 

 

Feeling stuck? Have you lost your creative flow?

Finding motivation is part of an Artist’s job description! 

Only YOU are the motor behind your creativity and it takes courage to get up, show up and do the work.

Even though you spend many hours in your studio creating you are never alone. You take your past, your friends, your critical sibling, the art world and your own ideas and thoughts with you.

It is a crowded place. It is an art in itself and the challenge for...

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ARTIST - GET A REAL JOB!

 

Technology, social media and clever marketing dictate the success of many of our modern day artists. While stars like Justin Bieber, Banksy and Beyoncé shine on our international stages....where does this leave the rest of us?

What is the role of the serious artist trying to make a living from our art?

What role do we play in the world today? Is being an artist a real job?

 In this second episode of this two part series I will show you how certain myths and misconceptions...

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ARTIST - MADMAN OR GENIUS

 

 

 'The more we know about our past the better prepared we are for the future.' Theodore Roosevelt

This certainly rings true when it comes to the role of the artist.

In order for us to fully embrace our role and calling as an artist we need to have a better understanding as to how this role has evolved through the centuries.

Maybe you are not into history and were always falling asleep during class then bare with me. You will discover that the role of the artist has been at...

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DOES ART REALLY MATTER?


 I have designed this special worksheet for you to download. The questions will help you reconnect with your creativity and help you to see like an artist. 

DOWNLOAD WORKSHEET HERE!


 

Maybe you have asked yourself this question?

Does art really matter?

In this podcast I share stories of how art and art education is changing lives, neighborhood’s and even nations.

Art is more important than we can suspect and removing art from our school curriculum is more detrimental...

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OVERCOMING PERFECTIONISM

 

Do you find it difficult to express your ‘true’ self?

Do you find it hard to feel good about your art?

Do you struggle to find a steady flow in your creativity?

Chances are you are battling perfectionism.

Perfectionism is ‘the refusal to accept any standard short of perfection’.

I am not a psychologist, but I am a recovering perfectionist, and I have experienced first hand how perfectionism can stifle, block and choke creativity. If you are a creative person,...

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AM I AN ARTIST?

 

THE NUMBER ONE QUESTION CREATIVES ASK: AM I AN ARTIST?

SUPPORT

Creative hearts needs to be nurtured and it need supports. It needs support from others. Maybe you and your art received applause from your kindergarten teacher. You remember her smile and the gold star she pasted on your colourful drawing of mom, dad and the household pet. Or maybe your childhood drawings got promoted and nominated to hang on the family fridge.

 But somewhere that support stopped. Sibblings would...

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