Welcome to the Help I Am Artist Podcast! You’ll hear artist insights, art expert interviews, inspiring artist stories, step-by-step art business strategies, and have access to more than 30 years personal art coaching experience from artist & mentor Sonja Smalheer … all tied together by her mission to make EVERYTHING you hear & learn as actionable and practical as possible.
Turning Passion into a Profession
From a young age Dido had 2 big passions. Music & Art!
In this episode, Dutch Artist, Dido de Beer shares her journey of how she turned these passions into a budding art profession.
Head over to https://www.sonjasmalheer.com/blog/041 to find out where you can follow Dido & see her art.
Making Art Your Business - Dutch Sculptor Ramon Schalkx
In this episode Award-Winning Dutch Sculptor Ramon Schalkx shares more about his artist story and what motivates him to make his art. This episode is filled to the brim with practical tips and valuable insights into how artists can successfully win and complete art commissions.
Download the Free Artist Worksheet
Go to www.sonjasmalheer.com/commission
Interview with Contemporary Landscape Painter Rachel Teannalach
In this episode Contemporary Landscape Painter, Rachel Teannalach shares her inspiring artist journey.
Rachel shares what inspires her and what steps she has taken to be a successful working artist.
Find out more about Rachel in the notes of the podcast:
Surviving as a Freelance Illustrator
In this episode I chat with New York Illustrator and educator, Cristian Aluas.
BONUS: Cristian is generously sharing 2 of the chapters from his book, 'It's a Living - Surviving as a Freelancer in the 21st Century' with you.
Access these 2 powerful chapters and find ways to connect with clients and work effectively as a creative freelancer.
Head over to https://www.sonjasmalheer.com/freelancer to download your free chapters.
Become a Full-Time Working Artist
To help you on your artist journey I’ve created a framework for you to follow.
This framework is based on 3 main areas:
Who you are as an artist?
What kind of art are you making?
How are you going to connect art with an art audience?
When you get clear about these 3 things you will start to make your art with more confidence, promote it with more clarity and sell your art with more connection.
Download the FREE Artist Success Guide to make, promote & sell your art more effectively.
5 Life Hacks to Improve Your Creative Productivity
If you want to build that enjoyable, sustainable art career then it’s important to detect WHO you are giving your attention to.
When you become aware HOW and to WHOM you are giving your attention, then can you get the control back and use all of that precious time to build your dreams, make your art and live the life you love!
In this episode we will look at 5 hacks you can do today to find renewed focus to make and sell your art.
Free Worksheet - www.sonjasmalheer.com/hacks
Very helpful and informative
Sonja is a delight to listen to with clear and structured content to help visual artists of all levels create a more successful business.
Sonja is a great example of a go-getter. A professional you would like to learn from.