ART+WORK+LIVING

Create Your BREAKTHROUGH YEAR in 2019 With

The Painter’s Path Program

 

Do you dream of unlocking your artistic genius and making an impact with your work?

 

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The Painter’s Path Program

is a 12 week engaged & interactive online program designed to help transform your creative practice so that you make art you love, that feeds your soul, as well as having an impact in the world.

The program applies to all styles, and is for all artists wanting to take their creative practice to the next level, whether absolute beginner or professional.

My name is Mary Gilkerson.

I’m an artist and have been painting, exhibiting, and selling my work as a visual artist for most of my life. After teaching painting at a small college here in South Carolina for more than 20 years, my painting practice was thriving and had reached the level that I was able to leave the college to go full time in my studio. I was able to do this after developing processes in my practice – in the painting, business, and my creative life – that allowed me to build an audience large enough for me to thrive. Now it’s my pleasure to share those processes that form the Painter’s Path with you.

But I haven’t always been in this spot.

There are so many things that can hold us back from becoming the artist that we’re meant to be, to unlocking that creative genius that each and every one of us are born with.

Every single child on earth is born with a creative spark – artistic genius, and you can see the joy in their artwork.
Until somebody tells them that they’re doing it wrong, that their colors don’t really match the real world, that they’ll never make it or that they’re just not good enough.
The genius inside dies a small death…
And the joy in creating goes away.
Have you ever told yourself any of those things?
I know I have.
Ten years ago I was drowning in administrative work at the college. I’d had success in my artistic career, but teaching full-time at a small college meant that administrative work was eating up my time.
I did not have enough time to paint, to exercise my creative genius muscle.
And I found it hard to get enough time in the studio.
That rippled into my exhibitions and sales.
It felt like that muscle had atrophied!
So I challenged myself to create a new painting practice, one that revolved around making a small painting every day.
I started to take small steps to develop a painting practice that would work in the time I had.
Baby steps at first but they added up over time to create a major shift in my work.
I discovered that using a framework, I could accomplish a tremendous amount in a small period of time. And not only did I begin to make more paintings, more good paintings consistently, but I found myself painting more freely and fearlessly, without all those lingering self-doubts that had crept in.
I was happier…more creative…painting more “in the flow”…
And when I applied that framework to building my audience, amazing things started to happen!
First one solo show, then two, and then three in one year alone.
Major Awards and major grants followed.
When I finally had a moment to breathe, I started asking myself what it was that was working?
What I was doing different?
What was it that got me to the point where painting, building an engaged audience, and selling my work wasn’t a struggle…
And the process of bringing a painting from the studio to my audience felt like a natural flow?
And I figured it out.
At first I wasn’t sure “it” would work for anybody else, but I tested it with my students at the college…and “it” worked for them too.
Just to be sure so I used it with the people in my workshops…and it worked. My students had breakthroughs too.
Well “it” (what I started calling THE ART+WORK+LIVING FRAMEWORK) worked…again…and again…and again…
Since then I’ve taught these systems in separate courses both at the college, and in then in my online courses.
But always separately.
Now for the first time, I’m bringing all three together in one course.

The Painter’s Path.

WITH The Painter’s Path YOU’LL LEARN

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

Developing strong painting skills

Building an engaged audience

A balanced creative mindset

What You’ll Get in The Painter’s Path

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Eight modules plus introduction, each one a step in the process
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System for creating your own beautiful paintings, engaged audiences, and sales processes
More than fifty videos
The keys to shifting your mindset towards your own success path