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Tybee Afternoon Light

| TYBEE AFTERNOON LIGHT | Oil on panel 5 x 7” $325.00 (unframed) + $10.00 shipping The south end of Tybee Island gives wide open views of the ocean in one direction, and a row of barrier islands in the other. I painted...

We Get to Choose Our Own Success Path in Art

00:01 Hey there. You know what? 00:03 The old art world that we grew up with, those of us who went to school got degrees, BFA and MFA. That world is gone. The world they taught us about when we were in college, it doesn't exist anymore. 00:17 You know the...

3 Signs That It’s Time To Start A Daily Painting Practice

There are 3 signs that I see over and over again that are a sure fire indicator that it’s time to start a daily painting practice.The first is not making time to paint because of being overwhelmed by an already full schedule.The second is feeling trapped...

What Artists REALLY Want

I spent a week at one of my favorite conferences at the beginning of the month - a marketing conference but so much more. One of the things that we were challenged to think about was how we define success... And that got me thinking about how we as artists...

How to Decide What to Paint

00:01 Hey there. I had a conversation with one of my students this week that I just had to share because it's one I've had with so many students, so I think maybe you'll be able to relate. What she asked me about was finding something to paint that...

What’s the Secret to Becoming a Successful Artist?

What do we mean by being a success in art?The key to that question is knowing what success means to you. You can’t create a success path unless you know what success means for you. Otherwise you won’t have any idea of where you’re going or how to get...

Three Myths About Being Successful As An Artist

There are three keys to consistently making art that you love, that feeds your soul, as well as having an impact on the world.

So in order to have that sustained, sustainable, creative practice, you need to build a solid painting practice. You need to develop an engaged audience and you need to nurture a sustainable creative mindset.

I talked about the first a good bit last week.

The second is what I’m going to talk about today, and that is to build an engaged audience.

I’m going to be focusing entirely on that engaged audience component.

There are three myths about being successful as an artist that I want to debunk because they lead directly to a lot of people not being able to do that.

A Painter’s Life

See Throughan Artist’s Eyes!Come along with me as I chase light, color, and clouds across the landscape.In my latest adventure I’ve been deep in the SC Lowcountry, creating a new collection of paintings.Join me on this journey and get sneak peeks (~ 3x/...

Making Art You Love (part 1)

There are three keys to consistently making art that you love, that feeds your soul as well as having an impact in the world. And the impact of your art is directly related to the strength, passion, and originality of your painting.

Avoid the Myth of Perfection

Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Find beauty where you are. Have you ever had an idea, and things just didn’t work out the way you planned? Well, that happened to me this past Friday when I drove out to the Savannah Wildlife Refuge right outside of...