015: ARTIST SUCCESS STORY - LEONIE E BROWN part 2

What is the best way to sell your art?

How do you win an artist commission?

Is it best to sell your art online or through a gallery?

If you need answers to these questions then this episode is for you.

In Part 2 of my conversation with Leonie E Brown, an award winning South African Fine Artist, Leonie shares more of her valuable insights about making and selling art.


If you missed Part 1 of this episode you can listen to it here


Besides being a working, selling and...

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#014 ARTIST SUCCESS STORY - LEONIE E BROWN part 1

 

THE INSPIRING STORY OF LEONIE E BROWN - Award Winning South African Fine Artist

'Our paths crossed a few years ago in South Africa. I had seen a YouTube video of Leonie explaining her fascination for colour, paint and art. I was hooked.

Her animated gesture and expertise resonated and I decided to find out more about her. To my delight she lived close to my parents home so on my next visit to South Africa I enrolled in one of her courses.

I have since been back to learn from...

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#013 THE ARTIST SUCCESS PLAN



I love seeing artists succeed, and that's why I make this podcast and write this blog.

Resources helping artists to create with confidence, work with impact and understand the business of art.

As artists so much of what we do comes from within us, how we feel and what we think literally determines our steps. That is why I focus so much on the mindset behind good art. As artists, we need confidence and clarity as to what we do and why we create. If we want to make art with impact,...

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#012 THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT AN ARTIST NEEDS

 

 In Northern Europe we are enjoying the last rays of summer.  Not only are the leaves turning but we return to our daily lives and you may sense a feeling of transition.

You know the saying....'A change is as good as a holiday.' But this change can cause some nasty habits to stick long after our vacation is over.

Our rhythm has changed, our sleep pattern changed, we eat differently and even-though vacations are great we can get wonderfully side tracked and it is difficult to...

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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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