My broad experience in managing an art career and a healing business, helping others to overcome blocks, taking commissions, holding group and solo exhibitions both in commercial galleries and hired spaces, running a gallery, producing bodies of work, marketing and sales in the private sector, running workshops, soul rebalancing sessions, healing sessions, photographing work, managing websites and social media and campaigns gives me a wealth of knowledge for artists to draw upon. I am also experienced in feeding back on artists work, uncovering blocks and helping them move forward, supporting them in refining and articulating their line of enquiry.
Find your Voice
Overcoming creative blocks using down to earth energy healing methods.
Get yourself Out There
Marketing – your identity, website setup, photographing your work, social media .
Consignment receipts and contracts. Copyright.
Helping you expand your creativity.
Sell your Work
Pricing and selling your work.
Approaching galleries and shops and organising smaller shows. Selling online.
Portfolio reviews and development.
Keeping on Top of Things
Documenting and cataloguing your work.
Finding your Niche
Identifying new contacts and audiences.
My unique approach to artist mentoring
As an artist mentor I draw on over 16 years experience of being a professional artist. My mentoring service is focused on supporting artists in being the best artists they can be, and in communicating their unique take on the world to the widest possible audience. I work with artists moving from being a hobbyist to a professional and also in helping professional artists who have hit a point in their careers where they have ‘hit a wall’ and need to move through creative blocks, refresh their outlook and direction.Prepare for your Initial Session
Preparing for a Mentoring Session
The initial session
First meetings are either a half-day session or full day, usually in your studio. If you don’t have a studio or would rather come to me meetings will be held at Old Park Hall by arrangement – you will need to bring your laptop to show me all your work and bring a couple of originals with you if they are easy to carry. If you work from outside a 30 miles from Axminster you can either travel to Axminster to meet (there is a train station there) or I can come to you, but travel and expenses will be additional (lunch and dinner, accommodation if necessary).
In this session you will talk me through your work and career path to date, showing me images that you think best represent your practice from the beginning to the present day. You can tell me what you have in the pipeline. I will help you to have the confidence to price your work appropriately and look at how your work looks compared to the market. I can help you with suggestions in getting your website up and running, start and maintaining a blog, advice on photographing you work (I can do this for you at an extra cost). I can offer advice on social media and how to get started. I can also help you get exhibition ready, commercial gallery ready and online ready (of course I cannot guarantee you sales!). I will give you feedback, discuss challenges, dig deep, bring up things you may not see that are holding you back (my speciality) and help you find solutions, get through creative blocks, and more often than not give you lots of homework! We will then either meet again, or we do follow-up via Skype or phone.
All this is a guideline, each session is bespoke and all about you, so your needs dictate how the sessions go. You can book as many or as few sessions over any period of time that’s appropriate for you. How much we do will depend on how long you choose for your mentoring sessions, as this will dictate how much strategizing we can do. If you book in bulk I offer a discount.
Basic rates for initial sessions
•£175.00 for half a day (4 hours)
•£350.00 for a full day (8 hours)
If sessions take place outside of the 30 miles radius from Axminster the full day rate of £350 will always apply.
For sessions outside the 30 mile limit charges for travel & expenses (accommodation and dinner as appropriate) will be incurred on top of the basic fee. Time spent travelling to your location once I am outside of the 30 mile limit will also be charged for at a rate of £15 per hour.
For meetings at Old Park Hall an additional cost will be added for half a day £60 and a full day £120.
If I visit your studio I can either bring my own lunch or we can go somewhere nearby and continue our conversation. If we meet at Old Park Hall lunch can be provided at extra cost dependant on your requirements. We will both be responsible for the cost of our own food and drinks
Follow up sessions
Follow up sessions are usually conducted via Skype or telephone:
•Half hour session – £37.50
•One hour session – £75.00
•Monthly support – £150.00 (x2 sessions and email support)
•6 months support – £810.00 (x2 sessions a month and email support)
I offer something nobody else does … my approach to mentoring is one of a kind. This is because I offer down to earth energy healing in my service too, and I teach you how to use these techniques all on your own for when I am not there. I offer this simply because when it comes to clearing blockages, be they creative or personal blockages (they are one and the same) I have found no better way to get through them. I have over 10 years experience of working with both people and animals in this way. I have over sixteen years’ experience of working as a professional artist, and over ten years’ of working as an energy healing consultant. My broad experience in managing an art career and a healing business, helping others to overcome blocks, taking commissions, holding group and solo exhibitions both in commercial galleries and hired spaces, running a gallery, producing bodies of work, marketing and sales in the private sector, running workshops, soul rebalancing sessions, healing sessions, photographing work, managing websites and social media and campaigns gives me a wealth of knowledge for artists to draw upon. I am also experienced in feeding back on artists work, uncovering blocks and helping them move forward, supporting them in refining and articulating their line of enquiry. If, however, you are looking to move into the public sector producing large-scale public art works, councils, architects and planners then I am not the right person for you as I have no experience in this area.
My training as an artist and a life coach has provided me with a unique ability as an artist mentor to get inside an artists practice quickly and see where they need the most support. I challenge you to be the best version of yourself everyday. I have a straight forward, straight talking approach that means we are able to get to the heart of the issues and find a strategy to help. I never let you get away with saying ‘I don’t know’… I will help you to dig deep, find clarity and articulate your thoughts and verbalize feelings you can’t quite reach. I push you professionally, and personally. These sessions are all about you and I help you to develop great artistic habits early on or for those later in their career to unplug old non-beneficial habits and move forward with a fresh outlook. And I don’t let you get away with anything!
And finally… wherever I go, my dog goes – she is my studio/gallery assistant. This needs to be taken into consideration.
What Our Customers Are Saying
Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!
“Liz thanks for another excellent creative day. You really helped me explore different ways to approach my work, backed up with really useful exercises (some being a revelation) to get me started when confronted with a blank canvas! …. what next…. “ER
“‘Thank you for an excellent day. I am feeling very tired, which means that I have REALLY been working out of my comfort zone. I felt that we worked hard and that the day was well paced but also challenging. For me the level of support and advice was just right, supportive but realistic and above all, not condescending.“ZJ
“‘I want to say how much I enjoyed the day. Starting with the simple exercises and following through with the process to a finished picture in one day was really exciting, rewarding and very enjoyable. You made the whole day feel so safe, fun and very creative.“PA
Frequently Asked Questions
I am so far away, can I have my sessions via Skype?
Yes of course! … I actually give many more sessions on Skype than face to face as I help people from all over the world. All you need to do is send me an email with all of your details, images of finished works and one’s you are working on, links to websites if you have one (no problem if you do not) and anything else you think would be useful. Generally the first session would be an hour and a half long followed by several one hour sessions after. dependant on your requirements. Please do get in touch to discuss this with me.
For the initial session should I go for the half day or full day?
That very much depends on how much you want to cover all in one go – you intuitively know the answer to that question. Each session is very comprehensive and there is a lot to go through, and if you choose half a day then it is possible to go through more via Skype at a later date.
What is your refund policy?
Please see my terms and conditions page for full details.
Can you take professional photographs of my work for me?
Yes, this is possible if I am visiting you in your studio. I do however have to charge extra for this service as editing them and saving them in the correct formats required for your needs takes a lot of extra time and this must be accounted for. Please ask me for more details is this is a service that you would like.
Can I book a Skype Session before booking a visit to my studio?
Yes, this is possible. Doing this is especially good if you are just starting out and need to get together an action plan. It is also useful for when you have reached a creative block and find you cannot move forward with your creativity … these sessions are specially designed to help you through this and can help you to unplug any lingering issues.
Can I book hourly sessions with you as I go along?
Yes, of course. These sessions are geared towards your needs entirely. Do bear in mind though that a generous 10% discount is offered to those who book six months in advance. Please do check out my terms and conditions for further details.