Help! I Am Artist Podcast



A podcast helping artists create with confidence, work with impact and understand the business of art.


  • Teaching Art to Grow your Art Business

    31/12/2019 Duración: 21min

    There has never been a better time for artists to share their skills. Teaching is not only a valuable experience for others but will give you the recurrable income and freedom you need to make your art. Podcast 022 is filled with practical tip's and idea's that you can implement in your art career.  This episode comes with a practical e-book. Follow the 'The Teaching Artist' Framework and start setting up your workshop today.  

  • Artist Success Story - Malcolm Dewey

    10/12/2019 Duración: 32min

    Malcolm knew he wanted to be an artist yet chose to follow a career as a lawyer. In this episode he shares his artist journey of the steps he took to trade his law practise for life as an artist. This episode comes with a Free Artist E-Book

  • How to Set up & Run a Profitable Art Workshop

    25/11/2019 Duración: 30min

    There has never been a more exciting time for artist's with a desire to teach and share their skills. The internet has changed everything. We have never been more informed about what is out there and information is readily accessible and available. On the other hand we spend so much time sitting behind our computer screens that there is an increased longing to make and create with our hands. It is as if a perfect storm is developing. And this is where the opportunities lie for artists.  Sharing your skills will not only be a valuable experience for those willing to learn from you but it is also a great source of additional revenue so that you can continue to make your art. Are you an artist and are you are thinking about sharing your skills with others? Or are you already teaching but you have trouble filling your workshops or art events? Then you are going to love this week’s episode. In this episode I take you through my 4 step Workshop Success Framework. This framework will help you: Find what workshop is

  • How to Price your Art with Success

    12/11/2019 Duración: 35min

    Have you ever wondered what price you can actually ask for your art? Pricing art can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming.  You don’t want to undervalue your work or price it soo high that no one buys it. In this podcast I share art stories and discuss clear and practical guidelines to help you find your pricing sweet-spot. In this episode you will discover: More about my painting trip to Monet's gardens, Why a sketch, auctioned at $8,2 million, caused such a stir, 13 factors that influence your art price, How often and how much to raise your pricing, How to gauge your experience level, A tried & tested pricing formula, Do's and don't about pricing your art. The pricing formula mentioned in the podcast and notes will take the guessing out of pricing and help you sell your art with more confidence. If you have any questions or feedback then please let me know. You can send me an e-mail or drop me a DM on Instagram. This episode comes with a practical worksheet. Download it here and find your pricing s

  • Using Instagram Stories to Promote and Sell your Art

    29/10/2019 Duración: 36min

    "Great stories happen to those who can tell them." --Ira Glas As long as I can remember I loved stories. As a child my parents always read to us before going to bed. These magical moments transported me to another world. I could be the princess, the talking dog or even the villain, plotting how to steal my brothers sweets. In stories anything is possible. Stories are entertaining powerful tools that connect. Connect us with our past, or help us reflect on the present and show us what is possible in the future.   Stories are flight simulators of life where we can practice life lessons without getting injured. Stories are the reason I make my art, record my podcasts and travel the world. Stories teach me, inspire me and connects me to you. Whether I was living among the Hopi's in New Mexico or visiting a South African township it is the stories they told me that remain so vivid in my heart and mind. Artists are storytellers Our art is inadvertently connected with who we are, what we have been through and our

  • Does it pay to specialise as an artist?

    11/10/2019 Duración: 18min

    Does it actually pay to specialise as an artist or should you create for many different markets. Find out what works and how you can create more demand for your art.

  • Discover your Artistic Style

    04/10/2019 Duración: 29min

    In this busy art market it is sometimes difficult to stand out. Discovering and developing your unique artistic style will help you create a coherent body of work that will set you apart from the rest. When we hear the names of Degas, Van Gogh or Mondriaan images immediately appear in our minds. We envisage their paintings in front of us. Artists that we remember and recognise have developed a distinct style. Have you ever thought about your own style? What makes your art unique? How do you use colour, or paint or translate your subject matter? There are many ingredients that determine our style. In this podcast and blog  I look at some of these ingredients and answer these questions: What makes our artistic style different than our artistic voice? Is our artistic style found or discovered? What keeps us from developing our own style? Can imitating help us discover our artistic voice? What three things can help us develop our own style? You are unique and only you can paint, draw, design and create like YO

  • Artist Success Story - Leonie E Brown Part 2

    24/09/2019 Duración: 38min

    What is the best way to sell your art? How do you win an artist commission? Is it best to sell your art online or through a gallery? If you need answers to these questions then this episode is for you. In part 2 Leonie E Brown, an award winning South African Fine Artist, shares more of her valuable insights about making and selling art. In this episode you will discover: How she won and worked on a large art commision, The key to working successfully with galleries, What she loves most about being an artist, What she absolutely dislikes about being an artist, Why art is important, Why her art school and teaching style is so unique, Which present and past day artists inspire her, Her views on African art and what we can learn from it, And more about her life and art vision. This episode comes with a Free ARTIST RESOURCE. This resource relays 5 principles that successful artists apply to their art and art business. Click here to access the Artist Success Guide.

  • Artist Success Story - Leonie E Brown

    18/09/2019 Duración: 32min

    Leonie E Brown is an award winning South African Fine Artist. Our paths crossed a few years ago in South Africa. I had seen a YouTube video of her explaining her fascination of colour, paint and art. I was hooked. Her animated gestures and her expertise resonated and I decided to find out more about her and she agreed to be my guest. In this podcast she shares more of her artist journey. And I can tell you it has been one big adventure. If you are an artist and you want to learn from an expert then stay tuned. Leonie shares many of her valuable art insights. In this episode you will discover: why she decided to study art, how art saved her life and gave her words, that there was a period in her life that she was afraid to paint, the motivation behind her paintings, what techniques she loves to use, how she approaches her creative process, the key to working successfully with galleries, more about her favourite commissions. This episode comes with a Free Artist Success Guide. This resource will help you get

  • Artists Success Guide

    10/09/2019 Duración: 27min

    Just making strong, beautiful or meaningful art is not enough. If your art does not get seen by your potential art audience you will never sell your art consistently or successfully. I've written this 7- step Artist Success Guide for you to download. This guide is a powerful system to help you get more eyes on your art and to help you start to sell it. It is a step by step plan that will help you wherever you are on your artist journey. Maybe you're really want to make an income from your art, but you don't know where to start. Or maybe you've been creating for years but you have paintings flooding your attic that are not selling. You're getting no eyes on your art and you find it hard to make ends meet. Or maybe you've been selling successfully, but you've hit a dry spell and you just can't seem to get past it. The times have changed and what used to work in the past is just not so effective anymore. Wherever you are on this artist's journey, the Artist Success Guide is there to help you. When you get speci

  • The Single Most Important Ingredient an Artist Needs after taking a Break

    30/08/2019 Duración: 29min

    Focus is a key ingredient you need to grow and develop in your art. But in order to do so you need to face and acknowledge your fears. Share them and do whatever you can to get past them. What can we learn from them and how can we turn them into artistic gains and strengths.  Dare to embrace your artistic dreams Decide what process you are going to put between your opportunities and your decisions. You can’t do everything. Start making decisions based on your values and  that will propel you towards your goals. Develop a continuity and consistency in your life. You art goals won’t materialize overnight but if you keep going even if it is baby steps you will get there. Discover what makes you unique. What is your story. What you need to stay motivated and focused.  Don’t hold back any longer but Start….just begin. What do you have to lose?  

  • How to Write an Artist Statement

    16/06/2019 Duración: 18min

    An Artist Statement is a valuable document that articulates WHO you are and the MOTIVATION behind your art. The ability to communicate clearly about your ART builds trust and draws potential art buyers into a more in-depth connection with you and your work. To help you Write a Clear yet Compelling Artists Statement I have made a FREE RESOURCE for you to download. This insightful worksheet will give you the tools you need to start to articulate your art.      

  • How to Sell Your Art

    08/06/2019 Duración: 36min

    Swiss businessman and artist consultant, Philipp Döbeli, shares valuable insights about marketing and selling your art. He shares the three golden rules that will help you boost your sales and help you grow your art business. There is a special worksheet for you to download that will give you a better understanding about your art audience and how to reach them more effectively. Download this on:  

  • Artist Success Story - Marion de Jong

    28/05/2019 Duración: 41min

    Artist, author and teacher, Marion de Jong, shares her inspiring story of how she  left her life as a secretary in pursuit of her passion for art and creativity. Even though she took art classes for years Marion was never satisfied with the results and this left her frustrated and unhappy about her art Something was missing and on a trip to Italy she realised what it was. This trip and her new found insights set her on a new path. It not only changed the way she executed her art but also the direction of her life. It lead her to start the Dutch Art Academy, an online school, where she passionately teaches art students the keys she discovered. Marion has made this special FREE worksheet for you to download. This practical and insightful resource will help you take your art and art career to the next level.

  • How to be a Successful Artist

    13/05/2019 Duración: 25min

    There is no golden rule when is comes to creating successfully. You have to find out what works for you. In this episode I will share 10 practical things artist can do to find a steady flow in their creativity and set themselves up for success.

  • Looking for your Creative Groove?

    05/05/2019 Duración: 15min

    Finding motivation is part of an Artist’s job description!  Only YOU are the motor behind your creativity and it takes courage to get up, show up and do the work. Even though you spend many hours in your studio creating you are never alone. You take your past, your friends, your critical sibling, the art world and your own ideas and thoughts with you. It is a crowded place. It is an art in itself and the challenge for every artist to quiet these voices and find peace with yourself so that you can feel motivated and get to work. When we have a better understanding of the forces that drive us (or don’t) we can get to work to finding and staying in our creative groove. In this podcast I share more about the creative process and how artists can find and stay in their creative flow.  

  • Artist - Please get a real job?

    19/04/2019 Duración: 30min

    Have you ever heard of the starving artist syndrome? It is a romantic notion that artists are either desperate, destitute or despondent. Although this notion may work well in books or as a plot for a movie, in reality it is no fun! In last weeks episode #005 we had a brief look at the role of the artist through the centuries and in this episode I will identify and expose 5 myths surrounding artists today! These myths and misconceptions not only prevent many creatives from pursuing an art career but it also paralyses many working artists today.


    09/04/2019 Duración: 26min

    The role of the artist has been at the heart of many heated debates and marvellous misconceptions. One would argue the artist a madman and the other a genius.   In this podcast you will get answers to these questions: Is there a connection between the way your grandmother thinks about art and the ancients Greeks? Did Mozart have divine skills or did he have to sweat bullets in order to compose his concertos? Why chaos broke out in Rome when Michelangelo revealed his' The Last Judgement'? Why artists left the confines of their studios and went to study at art academies? Why no genius's could ever come from Belgium or The Netherlands? What happened on 26 June 1988? If the answers to these questions will help you make better art? Happy listening!

  • Does Art Really Matter?

    30/03/2019 Duración: 32min

    Maybe you have asked yourself this question? Does art really matter? In this podcast I share stories of how art and art education is changing lives, neighbourhood's and even nations. Art is more important than we can suspect and removing art from our school curriculum is more detrimental than we think. As an artist you have the ability to transport the viewer beyond the ordinary and the mundane and show them a world through new eyes. If we learn to slow down long enough to see, to see beyond the surface of the ordinary and learn to cast our vision into powerful art, we can not only impact our audiences but even change our world.

  • Is perfect keeping you from your creative best?

    22/03/2019 Duración: 25min

    Do you find it difficult to express your ‘true’ self? Do you find it hard to feel good about your art? Do you struggle to find a steady flow in your creativity? Chances are you are battling perfectionism. Perfectionism is one the biggest reasons we experience creatives blocks! Find out why we pursue perfectionism and the steps we can take to overcome it.

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