Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Artist Success Talk

I went to a talk by Lesley Riley, an artist who has put together programs for other artists who want to improve their production and earning power. It seems to be aimed at women though there were some men in the audience. Most of the things she said had good value to them, and she tells her own story as a mother, businesswoman, and artist. She offers personal counseling to motivate artists and will work with them on business plans, time management, and scheduling. I have signed up for her e-mail newsletter though I am not quite ready to do (or pay for) her personal counseling plan.

She had beautiful white hair and wore a blue sweater in her theme color of sky blue. I drew her while she talked, and I also took notes.

Sketchbook drawing in Pitt pen, with some Photoshop embellishment. December 14, 2010.


Unknown said...

Wow, I wish I could have attended her talk! Was it recorded? She's a great artist and business woman - a hard combination to find for sure.

Pyracantha said...

Hi Beatrice - I'm glad to hear from someone new!
I think that Riley has DVD's about artist success, as well as an e-mail newsletter you can sign up for. Her webpage at has many of the things she talked about at our meeting, for instance the "big but's" that keep us from doing our best. I would suggest signing up for the newsletter which you can do by sending an e-mail to her contact address on the website. Also there is some sort of internet radio stream there where you can hear previous talks she's prepared.
Stay tuned to the "By-Product," lots more interesting art to come!