*Bites Cigar* I Love On When An Artist Comes Together

About a year ago, the Dutch painter Anook Cléonne hired me for some consulting.

She had an audience, good art and good feedback, but no direction.

Knew that marketing was important, but had no idea where to start.

We worked together for several weeks, and after the contract ended we were in touch only very sparsely.

A few weeks ago however, I started seeing her on Twitter.

Apparently, she had made quite a turn.

All kinds of exposure, a painting retreat in Portugal, and a completely new project that is getting her high regards in Holland.

And which she offers for no less that a rough $9000 per artwork created, of which four are pretty much already sold.

Started hosting studio dinners, and each time she sells a whole bunch of paintings.

Oh, and very possibly a collaboration with a national dance group starting in the next few weeks.

That girl, she’s kicking unholy ass.

Very impressive.

Not that I’m surprised though: She’s a diligent student, an avid reader, and most of all: she puts the things I teach into practice.

This is what she wrote, translated:

“Simply because you awoke the awareness in me about it [the importance of marketing]

“I already enjoyed writing, but now – thanks to you – I realise writing matters.

“All in all, it gave me a lot of self-confidence.

“And that matters.

“I have more clarity, am more focused, and I dare to make choices.”

Yep, that’s what I do it for.

Like Hannibal from the A-Team used to say: I love it when a plan comes together.

She signed up for LEAP this week and we had the free consulting call for new subscribers.

I gave her some pointers on where to go from here, and sent her off on her merry way.

Before long, I’ll be expecting her to get quite a few sales.

So, with or without my help, why not follow her example?

Why not learn, switch on, make the tough choices, and get yerself out there?

Anook is yet another example of how an artist doesn’t have to starve.

How, if you choose not to be a starving artist, you can actually get paid quite handsomely for your work.

Of course my help does help – IF you’re willing to invest in your art sales, and IF you know how to put good advice to use.

Remember: LEAP subscribers get unlimited (within reason – 5-minute emails only) email access to me, as well as a completely free 30-minute consulting call to start you out right.

What do you say – dare to leap?

Do it here –> http://martinstellar.com/leap-to-more-sales/

Cheers,

Martin

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