by Kathy Beekman, Art Career Coach and Professional Artist
Figuring out how to reach your art career goals can be daunting and overwhelming to say the least. ArtCoaching for You might be the smartest investment you could make in your artistic life.
At first, Sue knew she wanted to better her painting methods and so reached out to Kathy for some quality private painting lessons. She became good, real good at painting. Then she began entering juried art shows. She thought she was doing all she needed and then came to an understanding that there was so much more she could be doing with her artwork.
Sue became an ArtCoaching for You client and Kathy got to know her artwork and preferences real well. Her art business is now thriving. Way to go Sue! She exhibits in art festivals, galleries, alternative spaces, has home shows, maintains a killer website, has become a prolific painter, has a greeting card line, and a collector base which continues to grow.
You are a professional artist. Tell us about this.
Sue: It has been a process, moving from ‘weekend’ artist to professional artist… it has taken commitment, time, marketing and working with someone like Kathy to help guide me along the way. She had insight and perspective I needed at the time. And it was fun!
What was your art life like before working with ArtCoaching for You?
Sue: I had no idea what I was doing with my art! I needed direction and constructive comments.
Why did you decide to work with ArtCoaching for You?
Sue: I was ready to start pursuing galleries, festivals, and art shows, and I needed guidance in how to do that. Kathy and I worked on marketing and social media together, and soon, those things came about. It was exciting!
What have you enjoyed most about ArtCoaching for You’s process?
Sue: The accountability that I have with Kathy has been invaluable. Each time we meet we go over things I’ve accomplished, and what needs more work in the upcoming months. I’ve also enjoyed getting to know Kathy and her great sense of humor! She always makes me smile!
What is it like working with an art career coach?
Sue: I’ve loved being a part of a process where you can actually see your art change and improve, and where you can see others enjoy it as well.
Do you have any advice for artists that would like to prosper?
Sue: Make the commitment financially to pursue coaching- in the big picture, it will be so worth it!
Where can we view your artwork?
Sue: Outnumbered Gallery, 5654 S. Prince, Littleton, Co, 80120, Summer Art Market at the Art Students Leauge of Denver in June and www.sueshehan.com