The Art of Planning as an Artist
The Optimistic Artist
by Monique Storey
8h ago
If you’re wondering where to next in your art business, this episode will take you through some helpful how to’s when it comes to reflecting on your past season and deciding where to next.  I share what’s next for me and we chat about how to to make decisions for your next season that will leave you feeling confident, full of clarity and a lot more likely to achieve what you set out to do. SHOWNOTES: Connect with me on Instagram Jump onto my artist email list for my best tips and tricks ..read more
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Q&A: What do I write in my emails?
The Optimistic Artist
by Monique Storey
6M ago
If every part of my art business disappeared and I could choose just one aspect to rely on, my email list would be it!  I’d take 1 email subscriber over 1000 Instagram followers. Every. Day. Of. The. Week. In this week's Q and A episode I chat about What on earth to write about in your emails as an artist."   If you have a question you'd like answered, ask it here.   Highlights of this weeks episode: How to write a killer welcome sequence that pulls your reader in The importance of automation so that you can keep making connections and sales on autopilot. A bunch of ideas for w ..read more
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Mindset Matters with Amanda Van Gil from The Artist Business Lounge
The Optimistic Artist
by Monique Storey
7M ago
Who doesn't love a good come back story! This week's episode has a good one as I chat to Amanda Van Gils from The Artist Business Lounge. In this episode, Amanda shares her inspiring journey, and we delve into the crucial role that mindset plays in our success as artists. Find out more about Amanda's Success System Program. Connect with Amanda on Instagram ..read more
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Lessons from a solo gallery show.
The Optimistic Artist
by Monique Storey
7M ago
This episode is a behind the scenes look at my recent solo gallery show. If you’ve ever wondered what’s behind bringing a solo exhibition to life, this episode is going to be your jam. I talk about everything from how I got the opportunity to get into a gallery, my planning process, my pricing strategies, and my top marketing techniques for what was a really successful show. If you’re an artist seeking gallery opportunities, you’ve got a show coming up or you’ve ever wondered that it’s like to put on a solo exhibition, follow the podcast for this and other episodes bringing my artist perspecti ..read more
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Q&A: How do I approach galleries when I’m starting out.
The Optimistic Artist
by Monique Storey
8M ago
This week's question was around how to approach galleries when you're first starting out. I share my personal journey from emerging artist having no clue to gallery representation and doing a solo show. During this episode I highlight the steps I took throughout my journey and how I believe they contributed to the incredible opportunities I've had with galleries over the past few years.   If you're looking for some practical tips for starting your gallery experience or looking to strengthen your presence in the gallery scene, this episode is for you.   SHOWNOTES: Get 50% off Flodesk ..read more
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Insights from artist mentor Laura Brandon
The Optimistic Artist
by Monique Storey
9M ago
In today's episode, I sit down with Laura Brandon, an experienced art consultant and mentor with over two decades of experience in the art world. We discuss the traits that set successful artists apart, navigating gallery partnerships, and alternative paths to boost your art career. Follow the podcast for an inspiring conversation packed with practical advice and don’t forget to check out the show notes. SHOWNOTES ..read more
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Q+A: How do you find consistent buyers for your art?
The Optimistic Artist
by Monique Storey
9M ago
The  first Optimistic Artist Q&A episode! Every fortnight I go live on instagram answering your questions in detail. In this episode, we tackle the question that every artist asks: how to find consistent buyers for your art. Join me as I share personal experiences and valuable insights on how to keep the art sales coming in. At the end I share a new strategy that's been a game changer for me. SHOWNOTES Discover your story and tell it in a a way that sells. Submit your question on my Instagram highlights Learn more about Get 50% off FloDesk here (use code monique50 ..read more
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Bonus Episode: Why I’ve been MIA
The Optimistic Artist
by Monique Storey
10M ago
A little update from me about why I've been MIA Connect with me on Instagram to stay in the loop. Check out my free resource library ..read more
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How an email list can up your art sales with Cycy Recoura
The Optimistic Artist
by Monique Storey
11M ago
Did you know that my email list is my number one driver of art sales? If every part of my art business disappeared and I could choose just one aspect to rely on, my email list would be it! In this episode I chat with art mentor Cycy Recoura about the power of an email list to drive sales. She tells her story about when Instagram just wasn’t working, her email art newsletter transformed her business. We chat everything from how to get started, how to get people on your list and what to write. If you’re wondering how to make better connections with collectors that lead to sales, this episod ..read more
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Brand colabs and art licensing with Jasmine Kroeze
The Optimistic Artist
by Monique Storey
1y ago
Have you ever looked at your favourite brand and thought. ”My work would look great on that?!” If you’ve ever imagined your art on the local cafe’s coffee cups, as a mural or on a dress by your favourite brand then this episode, all about art licensing and brand collaborations is for you. If you’re curious about licensing your artwork or landing a brand collab, make sure you follow the podcast. In this episode I ask the very lovely and talented Jasmine Kroeze all the questions you want to know from contracts to how she landed her collab with Kathmandu. We also reveal something super exciting t ..read more
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