Entries by Alice

To Gallery or Not to Gallery [145]

  Have you ever wondered whether having your work in a gallery is the right choice for you? This episode, we’re following from last week’s interview with a gallery owner and answering a listener question from Helen. She asked why we chose to represent ourselves rather than pursue the gallery route. Helen also asked: “can […]

How to Find (and Keep) Gallery Representation [144]

  “How do I find gallery representation?” is something at the forefront of many artists’ minds. How can I stand out for an art gallery and why do they choose the artists they do? In this episode, Louise meets gallerist Sarah Collier who runs the beautiful Silson Contemporary gallery in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Sarah explains […]

Navigating Change in Your Art [141]

  If you’ve ever felt frustrated when trying something new in your art this week is for you. Originally planned as a chat about persevering with unfamiliar materials, this soon broadened into a conversation about change in our work. We discuss the importance of finding ways to shift our work, and the role materials can […]

Where do You Find Support? [140]

  This week, we’re talking support systems – what are they? How do we find them? And why do we need them? We have supported one another over the last few years and we have both found the relationship valuable for different reasons. But what are the other ways we have found to support ourselves? […]

Go Your Own Way [139]

  This week, we dive into a successful launch and tease out the lessons we can all learn. Louise recently released her book Life Force which is about the process of making a series of paintings and then she released the actual paintings online. This had always been her plan but along the way, she […]

Social Media is not Your Business [138]

  This week, we discuss the recent Facebook outage along with Instagram and Whats App and share our thoughts on the realisations it brought up. We rely on these apps for all sorts of things – we connect with our friends, we share our art, and some of us run our businesses using at least […]

Are You Ready to Sell Online [137]

  This week, Alice welcomes special guest Jo McCarthy to the podcast. Jo is a small shop mentor who helps creative professionals build their e-commerce businesses and in this episode, she shares her expertise on how to successfully market your work online. Alice and Jo discuss blocks to selling (and how to overcome them) and […]

Too many choices! How to choose… [136]

  We’ve all been there – bursting with ideas and new directions! It’s exciting, it feels fun BUT when should you follow these nudges or when should you be disciplined and stick to a plan? Ideas can often shift during work in progress and it can be hard to know what’s a natural variation or […]

Making Yourself & Your Art More Visible [135]

  How comfortable are you sharing your art? Are you one of those people who shares regular videos or blog posts? Or do you tend to shy away from being public about your work? Alice is preparing to launch an exciting new visibility challenge and that sparked a discussion about the importance of this facet […]

Spending Time with Your Work [134]

  How much time should we spend thinking versus painting? Are we wasting time if we simply sit in a chair and look at what we made? And how can we approach analysing our own work? In this episode, we discuss the importance of spending time with our work at various stages – including setting […]