Artist Resources

My online resources

I have an ever-growing pinterest collection of art finds.  Follow me here to check out and re-pin my pins!

My online shop on Fine Art America has my work for sale- prints and merchandise available! If you see something you like I've posted that's not in the shop, make sure to contact me to let me know.  I can usually get things put up in the shop within about a week.  

My blog is about my art process.  I regularly seek participation from readers.  You can subscribe to get daily or weekly digests by clicking on one of my posts.  At the bottom you can enter your email address. 

Podcasts

When I'm not listening to audiobooks, I listen to A LOT of podcasts when I paint.  Some of my favorites are below: 

MORNING ON THE DOCK- conversations about creativity as a way of life, hosted by Elizabeth Duvivier. 

ART BIZ PODCAST- career inspiration and ideas, hosted by Alison Stanfield. 

THE COURAGEMAKERS PODCAST- for creative and passionate, mission-driven doers, makers and world-shakers, hosted by Meg Kissack 

THE JEALOUS CURATOR: ART FOR YOUR EAR- stories on contemporary artists, hosted by Danielle, the Jealous Curator

RAISE YOUR HAND SAY YES- storytelling and personal development for creatives, hosted by Tiffany Han 

EXPLORE YOUR ENTHUSIASM- explorations in what it takes to craft a sustainable, profitable, and fun business while staying enthusiastic and motivated, by Tara Swiger.

HOW I BUILT THIS- how innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists create companies and brands, by Guy Raz

THE MOTH- stand-up storytelling from all over the country and world.

SAVVY PAINTER PODCAST- A weekly podcast for artists who mean business, with Antrese Wood.

 ARTISTS HELPING ARTISTS: SELLING YOUR ART ONLINE- The host discusses a specific topic that addresses how to sell more art online weekly, hosted by Leslie Saeta. 

TED RADIO HOUR- a journey through fascinating ideas, hosted by Guy Roz.

THE ACCIDENTAL CREATIVE- this podcast shares how to build practical, everyday practices that help you stay prolific, brilliant, and healthy in life and work, hosted by Todd Henry.

THE LIFE COACH SCHOOL PODCAST with Brooke Castillo- a go-to resource for learning and growing. 

THIS AMERICAN LIFE- real stories in a weekly public radio show format, hosted by Ira Glass. 

 

 

Books

These are some books I frequently use in my art business and practice.  I've included links when the artist is selling their books directly from their webpages.  All other titles can be found online or in bookstores.  This list is growing; it is not comprehensive.  They are not alphabetized nor prioritized. If you have a title you think I should review and include, please send me an email

Art Business Books

Art, Inc. by Lisa Congdon 

How to Sell Your Art Online by Cory Huff

The Artist in the Office by Summer Pierre- no longer in print but can be found used on Amazon 

Drawing/Painting Instructional Books

Botany for the Artist by Sarah Simblet 

The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling by John Muir Laws 

Collage Lab by Bee Shay

Acrylics Unleashed by Glyn Macey

Color Lab by Deborah Forman 

Drawing Lab by Carla Sonheim 

Paint Lab by Deborah Forman 

General Reference 

The Designer's Guide to Color Combinations by Leslie Cabarga 

The Designer's Guide to Global Color Combinations by Leslie Cabarga 

Seeing Trees, Photographs by Robert Llewellyn Words by Nancy Ross Hugo (and all the "Seeing Somethings" books!)