“Get HELP” one-on-one Business Advice from Ann Rea
Are you ready to turn your art making into a real thriving business?
Then invest in yourself. And save yourself from learning expensive lessons that I have already learned running a profitable fine art enterprise for over seven years.
Learn what they did not, and can not, teach you in art school or in business school.
If you are thinking of gallery representation as the sole means to make your way, think again.
You’ll be in a very long line headed for full on frustration and rejection. Bottom line, it’s a very bad business plan.
Intentionally and successfully side step traditional art marketing and go for it!
Established, part time, and reemerging artists from across the globe are welcome to apply.
Need help? Then Apply for one-on-one Artists Who THRIVE coaching TODAY.
Better to pay now than to pay later with expensive mistakes, procrastination, or a lack of direction.
None of us succeed alone.
If you are stuck and you cannot find the answers, or the expertise that you need to help you grow your art enterprise, don’t wait. Save yourself some time, money, and aggravation and get help.
All types of artists from across the globe are benefiting from the one-on-one business consulting services that I am offering on a limited basis, including:
- crafts men
- film makers
- fine art illustrators
- healing practitioners
- mixed media artists
But in the spirit of full transparency, there are a rare few who have not fully benefited.
Why? Because I tell these artists what they do not want to hear;
“There is no magic formula,
artists are actually not ‘discovered’,
and artists alone are responsible for their success.”
Although my mentor Wayne Thiebaud, an American art icon, encouraged me to pursue painting full time, he could not teach me how to get paid. Even though his paintings were selling for close to a million dollars, when I asked him how I could paint full time and make enough money he said, “I don’t know, I’m not a business man.”
In that moment I faced a strange, yet common, disconnect. Then, I had an epiphany. Art that sells is appreciated by a target market and that is business, BIG business. Art and business are not like oil and water, that is simply a self-limiting belief.
Why don’t many artists embrace business? Maybe because they just don’t yet understand or appreciate business basics? Maybe it’s because they don’t yet know that they no longer need permission from the gatekeepers of the traditional art market to sell their work.
A common stereotype is that artists can’t embrace business because they are incapable so they shouldn’t trouble their pretty little heads about money. This is absurd. Artists can actually have a natural advantage in business because successful entrepreneurs are highly creative.
Back to you. I only wish that I would have had one of me when I was building my art business. Why? Because it would have saved me a whole lot of time, money, and aggravation.
* Please note, on Mondays I offer limited phone consultations and coaching by application. Bookings are non-refundable and there are no exceptions. If you must reschedule, 48 hours advanced written notice is required.
So be sure to be on time and ready and know that you are welcome to send your questions, in order of their priority, in advance so that you get the most of your valuable time.
I look forward to helping you THRIVE.
Word from Artists Who THRIVE
“I have managed to sell $4000 of art within a month of starting with you. This is about what I’ve sold in the last two years, thanks largely to your action plan. Thank you!” – Virginia Daniels (painter)
“”Thanks again Ann for helping me so much. You have a made a big difference in my approach to my art. I am waking up! Your services are invaluable:)”" – Rebecca Roman (illustrator/fine artist/fashion designer)
“Having priorities helps get more things done quicker and leaves me be more satisfied.” – Nataliya Tyaglo (painter)
“I’m not sure where this has come from, but I’m confident now in my pricing and that people will pay what I am asking. A few things I’ve heard for a long time have finally started clicking in my head.” – Melissa McDaniel (photographer)
“It was so great to have a perfect convergence of belief in myself, doing my work and realizing that “this was it” . . . I was in the middle of my dream board and it is working!” – Cheryl Rowe (jewelry designer)
“If there’s something you really want to do, do it now.” Ann Rea, Fortune magazine
Apply for one-on-one Artists Who THRIVE coaching here.