Grow Your Thriving Painting Studio Practice And Business
Artists Do NOT Have To Starve. Painters Do NOT Have To Suffer.
You CAN Make An Impact NOW. You CAN Create A Path To SUCCESS.
Myths about what it means to be an artist have been around as long as the whole concept of art. The moody, erratic, impoverished soul dedicated to painting in spite of a lack of recognition. Throw in a dose of clueless business person and the picture becomes pretty unattractive.
But these stereotypes don’t paint the real picture.
The Painter’s Path doesn’t require that we give up making a sustainable living from our art and starve…
Or make greater art by suffering deeply…
Or wait until after we’re gone to make an impact with our work.
Those myths are just that…stories…false beliefs that hold way too many gifted painters back from creating their own path to success.
It’s true that there was a time when it was a lot harder to “make it” as an artist.
But it’s not true anymore.
With the rise of technology and the global reach of the internet, the gatekeepers are gone and artists can claim their own power…
The power to shape their own sustainable studio practice and business. With space for a creative life that feeds both their soul and their work.
Imagine making paintings you love without sacrificing a studio business that supports your vision of success…
Imagine knowing you have an audience, a community of devoted fans and followers, you can serve and engage now…
Imagine a studio business that connects you with that audience in ways that feel authentic, without feeling like you’re selling out…
Imagine a living a life aligned with your values and vision that feeds your creativity and practice, without suffering for your vision.
Hey, I’m Mary Bentz Gilkerson.
And I’ve cracked the code to growing a THRIVING studio practice and business.
I started my painting career when the only paths to success as an artist were either getting into a major gallery in New York, or getting a teaching job. Since I love teaching, the decision was an easy one. But I never gave up on my dreams of having both a studio practice AND business that could sustain me.
Hearing the well meaning advice of family and friends that I’d never be able to do that only added fuel to my fire and determination.
While teaching painting at a small college in South Carolina I built my studio practice to the point that I had gallery representation (I’ve been with the same gallery for 15 years now!), exhibited in museums and non-profit spaces, and written successful grant proposals to fund my painting projects.
But that sustainable studio business that would let me leave academia didn’t really grow until the internet disrupted the old gallery system, giving artists the direct channels to find and reach their ideal followers, fans, and collectors.
Slowly I was able to build that engaged audience via my website, email list, and social media. That email list started at I think 34 people (two of which were my own email addresses, and also included my immediate family) and now’s grown to almost 20,000.
Through lots of experimentation, I developed processes in my practice – in the painting, business, and my creative life – that allowed me to build an audience large enough for me to thrive.
Processes that made it easier to grow those social media followers and convert them to fans on my website and email list, and eventually collectors.
Processes that enabled me to leave the college in 2016 to go full time in my studio with the support of a six-figure income.
Now I’m on a mission to show other artists what’s possible…
That there is another way…
Without moving to New York, painting to the market, or using sleazy marketing and sales tactics.
That way is The Painter’s Path.
THE PAINTER’S PATH is a 12 week engaged & interactive online program designed to transform your studio practice and business into a sustainable thriving painting practice.
So that you make art you love, that feeds your soul, and has an impact in the world.
WITH The Painter’s Path YOU’LL LEARN
the three keys to consistently thriving in painting & business
MAKE A SERIES OF PAINTINGS YOU LOVE
Unleash personal style that attracts your ideal viewer
Create stunning compositions
Master color that stirs an emotional response
Fill your paintings with light
BUILD AN ENGAGED AUDIENCE OF YOUR IDEAL FANS
Create a website that actively converts your followers to fans
Grow an email list that is eager to hear from you
Build a social media platform that moves followers to fans and buyers
Create an offer that converts tailored to your audience
Launch your art to your raving fans
A CREATIVE MINDSET SET FOR SUCCESS
Escape limiting beliefs about money, success, and the opportunities that are available for artists today
Identify you big “WHY” – your core driver and put it to work towards your success
Pick a path to success that fits you like a glove
What You’ll Get in The Painter’s Path
Eight modules plus introduction, each one a step in the process
System for creating your own beautiful paintings, engaged audiences, and sales processes
More than fifty videos
The keys to shifting your mindset towards your own success path
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HOW THE MODULES BREAK OUT
What separates THE PAINTER’S PATH from other courses out there?
It’s a holistic approach that addresses the three key areas of a sustainable studio practice and business.
Creative Living & Mindset…
There are definitely courses out there that address these three areas.
But most approach just teach one of the topics.
They teach the outer game, either painting techniques or art marketing strategies.
Or they delve into inner game of creative mindset.
But they don’t look at all three holistically…and how they work together to create a path to success as a painter.
To buy a course in each area could run upwards of $6000.
And still leave you without the strategies to make all three areas work together.
THE PAINTER’S PATH gives you the tools and strategies to bring strong paintings to an engaged audience with an impact that feeds your creative growth.
REGISTRATION FOR THE PAINTER’S PATH IS JUST $1997 USD*
*Paid in full or in 6 monthly payments of $397 USD
Join Today and Get…
#1 The PAINTER’S PATH Course including the complete PAINTER’S PATH SUCCESS BLUEPRINT
8 Modules and over 24 lessons
#2 6 Live Interactive Coaching/Q&A Calls
#3 A Private Facebook Community Group
Bonus #1: The COMPOSITION, COLOR, & LIGHT Course including the complete PAINTER’S LANGUAGE FRAMEWORK
8 Modules and over 24 lessons
Bonus #2: The PAINTER’S BUSINESS Course
8 Modules and over 20 lessons
Bonus #3: The FACEBOOK ADS FOR ARTISTS Workshop
Bonus #4: The SOCIAL MEDIA JUMPSTART
Bonus #5: The 5 DAY VIDEO Challenge
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The NO Risk Guarantee: Try THE PAINTER’S PATH for a full 30 days 100% Risk Free.
If you feel you are not the right fit for this program, I will refund you 100% of the fee paid.
No questions asked. No matter what the reason.
I’ve done everything I can to make this the best online painting program available.
I KNOW it works because it’s the exact same process that’s behind a multitude of successful paintings, both my own and those of my students.
But, if you’re on the fence…or if another online course has left you skeptical, then I want to give you every chance possible to “buy it and try it” with absolute confidence.
That’s why I’m giving you a FULL 30 DAYS to go through the first modules in the program, follow the simple step-by-step framework, and realize for yourself just how amazing it feels to have a process you can use over and over.
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