Tips, Techniques, and Advice from Other Artists
These are brief interviews with artists so you can get other perspectives on how to communicate with your customers. Most of them are not at all shy. I find it helpful to see how other artists speak about their art and their ideas of how to speak to customers.
Watch the video clip of Colleen's interview. This is what inspired me to create The Shy Artist's Guides.
Interview with fine artist Robert Ferguson
The Shy Artist interviews fine artist Robert Ferguson. Robert is a California impressionist painter who has many years of experience showing and selling his work. In this video, I ask him about how he communicates with his customers. Robert has a very specific way of engaging his customers depending on the amount of art knowledge they have. Not only is this is a great way to open up a conversation, but it is a great way to find out the type of customer you are dealing with.
Interview with fine artist Bill Denham
Bill shares his low key way of connecting with his customers.
Interview with photographer Janel Pahl
In this video, Janel shares her way of making people feel comfortable and how she tells her stories.
Interview with artist Wayne Tarshis
The Shy Artist interviews fine artist Wayne Tarshis. Wayne's passion for painting really shows in his beautiful work. In this video, I ask him about his way of opening up a dialog with his customers.
Interview with jewelry artist Bonnie Beaux
Today's interview is with artist Bonnie Beaux. Not only is Bonnie NOT a shy artist, but she is a comedienne and she has worked as a cast member at Disneyland where she played Mickey Mouse. We shy artists can learn a lot from Bonnie. Here she talks about having a "hook."
Interview with fine artist Robin Wethe Altman
Robin has been an artist all her life. She has been in galleries, done many art shows, has her work licensed, and has basically immersed herself in the world of art. In this video, Robin talks about how she makes an emotional connection with her customers.
Interview with photographer Nancy Roux
Nancy has a degree in studio art and has has spent a lot of time behind the camera. I am so glad she agreed to step in front of the camera for this interview. In this video, I ask her about what she does to connect to her customers.
Interview with artist Scott E. Sutton
Here is the first in a series of video interviews. Today's interview is with children's book author and illustrator, Scott E. Sutton. He is the creator of the Family of Ree series, the Kuekumber Kids series, and the Dinosaur Dog series of children's books. He has been successfully selling at art shows for over 25 years. In this video, I ask Scott what he does to engage his customers.