Invitation to artists wanting to make their living from their art!
Now that I am established in my new studio here in Clearwater, FL, I am re-implementing my monthly Flourishing Artist Workshops to help other artists to find success and make their living from their art. I personally don’t believe in the starving artist theory and while it is not always easy, there are solutions.
I am joining forces with Jennie Peart, another professional artist in the Tampa Bay area, to offer tips, guidance and artist community networking. There will be other professional artists speaking in the coming months who have expertise in different artistic fields.
The workshops are interactive and relaxed. The artists who organize and speak at these workshops will give their time freely, with the sole purpose of helping their fellow artist. There will be a charge of $5 to cover coffee, tea and refreshments.
A little about myself:
I established Leisa Collins Art eight years ago. My work focuses on a passion I have always had for architecture and so I created a niche market for custom portraits of homes and historic buildings. Initially my business was based only in Northern Virginia where I had my first studio. However using PR and marketing skills, it soon grew and I now receive commissions nation-wide and have completed architectural portraits in all 50 states.
I am currently putting together a coffee book together that will show my architectural journey across the USA, from the eyes of an artist. I am involved with many community art projects including the Leisa Collins Historic Preservation Award in 2013 where I present my original painting award to worthy recipients around the country.
Jennie will also be speaking at this first workshop. Here is a short bio about her.
Jennie Pearl is a professional artist and muralist and the Founder of Bazaar Art. She has over 20 years of experience, with close to 100 murals completed, along with hundreds of unique faux finishes and a collection of over 100 original works in a number of different art mediums.
A versatile artist, Jennie has explored different approaches and outlets for her artistic agenda and spearheaded numerous successful community art projects. She regularly undertakes both public and private mural commissions.
WHAT: Flourishing Art Workshop #1
WHEN: Sunday July 22. 2.30 – 4.30 pm.
WHERE: Leisa Collins Art studio/home – 1004 Woodruff Ave, Clearwater FL